Sunday, December 28, 2014

MY TOP 10 CROCHET PATTERNS FOR 2014

It's only a couple of days left of this year, so I did a little glance back on which of my patterns was the best selling. 


This is the result!



CROCHET-KNITTED RIBBED SOCKS

Normally I work any foot-wear, slippers as well as socks, from toe/up.
I wanted however to find out how close I could get to work a pair of crochet-socks in the same manner as the classic knitted ones; Top/down, with heel, gusset and all!
My conclusion is; It’s much easier and faster!
First of all you don’t have to fight with 5 needles! And the heel with gusset is also very neat and easy. PATTERN HERE
The ribbed crochet-stitch is the same as used for the Ribbed Pullover for Kids. See previous post


I'm really happy with these socks!
The cuff-ribbing that continue to the toe, creates a good fit and shape.

I've never worked a gusset into slippers or socks before,
but it's really quite painless!
Make a pair for HIM too!
Sise L is good for men-sizes!
And size S can be adjusted for kids!

The top shell-edging is optional, but a cute detail.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

RIBBED CROCHET SWEATER/PULLOVER FOR THE KIDS!

I'm always searching for look-alike-knit-stitches in my crochet patterns. I love knitted ribbing, and have tried lots of VERTICAL methods in crochet to achieve the look!
There are very good horizontal (worked side-ways) crochet sts for ribbing, but not at all for vertical!

This little ribbed pullover is a neat substitute I think! Not as stretchy as knitted ribbing, but you can't have it all!
Find the Crochet Pattern HERE

Sizes: 
Small: 2-4 years 
Full chest width finished garment = 72 cm (28.3 in) 
Medium: 5-7 years 
Full chest width finished garment = 78 cm (30.7 in) 
Large: 8-10 years 
Full chest width finished garment = 82 cm (32.3 in)

Many possibilities for color-combinations with stripes,
but very pretty in one-color too!

I've designed hat and mittens for the sweater!
Not sure if, or when, I'm going to publish them!
Not special enough I think. Or may be they are?

The shape is very simple, with straight body and sleeves.

Vertical crochet-ribbing, created by *1 sc2tog, 1 ch*.
NOTE: Worked on the round only, and top/down!


Friday, December 5, 2014

CROCHET SLIPPERS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY + FRIENDS!

YOU CAN STILL MAKE IT FOR CHRISTMAS!
Find crochet patterns for them all in my Sophie and Me-shop on Etsy!

Collection of some of my Crochet-Slippers and Socks!