Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Neela

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I would like to introduce Neela to you. Neela is my latest shawl pattern. I had started Neela just before my vacation and took it along with me and completed it during my stay at my parents' place. This is also the first pattern where I have used a chart. This is one of my favourites and it's going to be used a lot.


The pattern is now available in my webstore as well as Etsy and Ravelry. Until the end of this month I'm offering 50% discount on the pattern in my webstore as well as Ravelry.
If you wish to purchase it from Ravelry please use the coupon code neela50.
You don't need a coupon code if purchasing from my webstore.


Make use of the opportunity. I'm sure you'll enjoy the pattern. Take care!

Friday, July 21, 2017

A quick Hi!

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Hi everybody! How are you all? I'm finally back from my rather long break and am slowly catching up on all the missed blog fun. I started 3 shawls while I was at my parents' place and I have completed two of them. I ran out of yarn for the 3rd one, so that will have to wait until I place my order and wait for it to arrive. In the meanwhile I started a tablecloth for my coffee table. I bought 2 cones of white thread at a cheap rate at the whole sale market here and I'm regretting not buying more. I am currently on my second cone and in the next one or two days I'll run out of that too. So the table cloth might also have to be put on hold until I visit the market again.

After much difficulty I added social media icons to my blog and also managed to bring back the blog list in my sidebar which had disappeared all of a sudden. So, that's all from me for now. I'll be visiting your blogs soon to see what's been happening there. Bye.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's vacation time

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We are leaving tomorrow and will be back by the end of June. I'm taking my yarn along. I'm planning to finish the scarf that I'm working on now and start another one. 
I have learnt to make charts, so hereafter my patterns will include diagrams whenever necessary along with written instructions. 
Also, you can now find me on instagram as thelazyhobbyhopper. I haven't started following anyone yet and so far I have uploaded only one pic. I hope to get more active during my vacation when I'll be away from blogging.
Okay, I have to go since I haven't finished packing yet. Bye! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Pokemon hats - 40% off

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I have added a new collection of Pokemon inspired hats to my pattern store. Presently I have 4 eeveelutions - Eevee, Galceon, Umbreon and Espeon. I might be adding more, but since I'll be taking a break soon I'm putting that idea on hold. The patterns are now available in my webstore at 40% discount. So if you are a Pokemon fan hurry up. Sizes available are 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-10 years and adult.    

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Annabel crochet doily - free pattern

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Thank you very much for your comments on my knit scarf. So it seems that I cannot do anything about the edges now. The yarn that is leftover will not be enough to give the scarf a crochet edging and even if I make an edging I don't think it'll help straightening it out. Anyway it looks good the way it is and so it's going to stay as it is.


Now for this doily I used sport weight yarns in fuchsia, green and aqua and size E/3.5 mm crochet hook and it measures 9.5 inches in diameter.


Abbreviations used 

ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
cluster - double crochet 2 sts worked together in same space/stitch
dc2tog/dc3tog - double crochet worked together in 2/3 consecutive stitches (dc decrease)

You can purchase the PDF version of the pattern from here for $0.89.
Click here to add it to your Ravelry queue or favorite it.
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Instruction

Using fuchsia, ch 6, join the last ch with a sl st to the 1st ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc into ring. Join the last st with a sl st to the 1st st (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), ** dc in next dc, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, **2 dc in next st, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 space** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 4:  Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 5:  Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 6:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 7:  Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, **dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 8:  Ch 2, dc in next st (counts as dc2tog), dc2tog twice, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 4, **dc2tog thrice, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 4** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 1st dc2tog.
Round 9:  Ch 2, dc2tog (counts as dc3tog), ch 4, dc in next ch-4 space, ch 4, dc in next ch-4 space, ch 4, **dc3tog, [ch 4, dc in next ch-4 space] twice, ch 4** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 1st dc3tog.


Round 10:  Join green in same st, ch 2, dc, ch 3, 2-dc cluster in same st, **[2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster] in next dc, [2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster] in next dc, [2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster] in next dc3tog** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 1st 2-dc cluster.
Round 11:  Join blue in next ch-3 space, [2 dc, ch 3, sc in dc, 2 dc, ch 1] in each ch-3 space around. Join, fasten off and weave in all the loose ends.



   

Monday, April 24, 2017

My first knit scarf

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Hey everybody, popping in to say hello after a long time. Life got little busy with 2 birthdays and working on a new project. Anyhow I managed to finish my first knit scarf that I mentioned here. I had bought only 2 hanks of the thick and thin yarn and was unsure if it would be enough to make the scarf but luckily it was more than enough and I have a small ball leftover.


I really enjoyed making the scarf but even after blocking it the edges curl inwards and I don't know if it is because of the yarn or if blocking was not done right. I'm not going to block it again. I'll put it away for now. 

For my son's birthday earlier this month I made an ombre cake. It was a chocolate, coffee and vanilla layer cake with ombre frosting. I have a recipe journal where I try to keep a record of all the new recipes that I try. 



It's so much fun and I'm loving it. You too can try this method to keep a track on your kitchen adventures.  

Have a great day! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

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