Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Crocheted Feather Necklace

I first saw this pendant in the Creative Crochet Crew – The Group. People were talking about it and some of us were trying to figure out how did the designer make it. The designer wrote briefly what she does on her blog but she has no pattern written up. So I asked her if she wouldn’t mind I use her idea in my design and write up a pattern. To my surprise she say yes. Thanks Regina Rioux for the inspiration. See Regina and her fabulous creations on her blog in this link http://reginarioux.blogspot.com/2012/07/crocheted-feather-pendants.html

Now after making two of these using different thickness of yarns, so many ideas come to mind. Do imagine making this using bulky yarns and make a skirt for a little girls  party dress? Must be fun.

Difficulty: Super Easy
Yarns: Any size and type of yarns.
Hook: Any size to go with the size of yarns you are using
Here I am using my left over Angora Batik/DK size and hook size E/3.5mm and B/2.25mm. You can make it into a smaller size pendant by using crochet threads.
A 10 mm split ring or a bail.
A leather string

Finished size: 6 inches

Stitches Used:
Ch = chain

Sl st = slip stitch

Before blocking

In this feather necklace lace silk yarn is used. The final size is 4.5 inches or 1.5 inches shorter than the one above.

Download PDF from Ravelry.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Yarn Container Idea

Have a great Sunday everyone. Isn't it wonderful when hubby and your kid support you in what you do? My son handed to me an empty protein container for my yarn, and hubby help me drill the hole on the cover. Son gave me one of of his eartips to line the hole so it won't scratch or shave my yarns when I pull it from the container. Have a blessed day everyone. InsyaAllah.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


The great thing about having friends from different nationalities is that you always learn something new from them. Our crochet group is growing. Now we have friends from Pakistan, India, Mexico, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt, and Panama. How wonderful is that?

Yesterday beside busy with our own crochet projects and excited about new Merino Wool heading our way, Mee Leng, one of our friends from Malaysia taught us to make this delicacy... Mochi...

Here is the recipe, it is pretty simple really, but its delicate looking made it looks so difficult to handle.

by Lo Mee Leng

200g glutinous flour
2 tablespoon of corn starch
2 tablespoon of oil
300ml water
Mix well then steam for 15 mins.  

Several choice for the fillings:

- toasted ground nuts with sugar (my favorite)
- red bean paste
- green tea paste
- durian paste
- Nutella
- any filling you can think of...

Once cooled scoop with a table spoon about 40 gram of the dough, place on your hand after dipping your hand into corn starch to avoid sticking, flatten, put filling in, close and shape it gently then roll it into corn starch. That's it!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Vintage Dolie

I am supposed to make flower of the week and I am two weeks late already but I can't say no to a friend who asked for a pattern to make a vintage table cloth. I have made 2 different versions of the dolies but this seems closer to her liking and she doesn't mind I am blogging about it.

The inspiration for this dolie came from an antique pattern crochet book.  This dolie can be used alone as a decoration, a coaster or you can make as many as you like and join them together to make a bedspread or a tablecloth. Joining the dollies is not included in this instruction.

Terms: American
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Cotton, sport/fine, lace, crochet thread size 5 in two colors.
Total yarn weight:  about 25 grams
Hook: G/2.25 mm 
Gauge:  6.5 inches at its widest points after blocking
Finished Size: 6.5 inches at its widest points after blocking
Stitches Used:
Yo = yarn over
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Sl st = slip stitch

NOTE:  This pattern is worked in round. 3 ch at beg counts as 1 dc.


Make 5 chains.

Join with a sl st to form a ring. Ch 3.

Round 1: 15 dc  into the ring, sl st to join. (16 dc)

Round 2: *Ch 13,  sl st into the 7th ch from hook or 7th ch from chain base. 

Sc into each of next 6 st toward the base, sc into each of next 2 dc of round 1; rep from * till end of round. Sl st to join, cut off yarn.  

Round 3: Pick up the 2nd color. Sc into any st between two long tentacles looking chain stitches, sk 3, ch 3, sc into the 4th st from the base of chain, ch 3, 15 dc into ring, sk 3, ch 3, sc into the opposite side of previous sc, ch 3; 

rep from * till end of round, sl st to join. (8 partially done petals)

Round 4: Working toward the tip of the petal, ch 3, *dc into next dc, ch 1: rep 14 more times.

Dc into next sc of previous round (in between two petals); rep from * for the remaining petals,  sl st into tip of first ch 3 to join. (8 partially done petals)

Round 5: [*Sc into ch-1 sp of next petal, ch 3, sc into same sp; rep from * 13 more times. (14 pc)] rep till end of round, sl st to join, bind off. (8 petals)

Pink Dolie by Lola Pool 2014

Decorate the centre with ribbon or beads as you like.

Enjoy your new vintage looking dolie :-)

Thanks to Dien Angreini Sagita for asking me to make this. I enjoyed it very much.

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