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.
Click here to like my facebook post.

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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Monday, March 20, 2017

Crochet Easter basket free pattern

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Hey everybody, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was spent working on a few WIPs and starting some new projects. Nowadays I don't seem to be doing anything else other than crocheting. The past few days had been really hectic with launching the new website. I spent almost my entire waking hours in front of the computer, was sleeping less and binging on sweets and the result shows in the size of my waist :(

Anyway here is a free mini Easter basket pattern for you.

This basket measures 6 inches long, 2.25 inches wide and 2 inches high using worsted weight yarn and size 2.00 mm crochet hook.

The pattern is written using standard American terms.


Materials 

Worsted weight yarn and E/3.5 mm crochet hook for the basket
Lace weight yarn in two colors and 2.00 mm crochet hook for the trimming
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Beads (optional)

Abbreviations used:

ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
cluster - double crochet (UK - treble) 2 sts worked together in same stitch

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:

Basket

Work the first 4 rounds continuously without joining at the end of each round.
Round 1: Ch 22, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 19 ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc in next 20 ch on the other side (44 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts (50 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st], sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times. sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 2 times (56 sts).
Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st], sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times (62 sts)
Round 5: [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st], sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st], 2 times (68 sts). Join with a sl st to next st.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in the back loops of each st around (68 sts). Join with a sl st to next st.
Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), cluster in same st, ch 1, skip next st, repeat [cluster in next st, ch 1, skip next st] around. Join with a sl st to 1st cluster.
Round 8: Sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 1, repeat [sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Round 9: Sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, cluster in same space, ch 1, repeat [cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1] around. Join with a sl st to 1st cluster.
Round 10: Repeat round 8.
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc and in each ch-1 space around. Join and fasten off. Weave in all the loose ends.

Handle

Ch 44, sc in each ch across. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Trimming

Using lace weight yarn and 2.00 mm crochet hook

Leaf cord

*Ch 13, sl st in the 6th and 7th ch from hook (forms a leaf)*. Repeat from * to * 17 more times or for a length of about one and half times the circumference of the basket. Wrap it around the basket to check the length. When you have reached the needed length work 4 ch after the last leaf, **sl st in 3 ch, sl st in 3 ch after the leaf, ch 7, sl st in the 6th and 7th ch from hook** (forms a leaf on the other side).  Repeat from ** to ** until the end.

Plain cord

Using another color make chains to measure the length of the leaf cord. Do not fasten off. Starting from one end twist it around the leaf cord loosely. If necessary make more number of chains. Fasten off and weave in the loose ends. 

Finishing

Sew the handle.
Sew the twisted cords around the basket and decorate with beads. 


Hope you enjoy the pattern. Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thick and thin

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Last time when I visit my local yarn store I found this thick and thin yarn. I had never seen this yarn before in Delhi, so I bought two hanks of the only color that he had. I wanted to try knitting with this yarn, After knitting and frogging for about 7 or 8 times I finally managed to get into the groove. I'm not sure what I am going to make. I was planning to make a scarf but I don't think two hanks are going to be enough and I don't know if I'll be able to find more of this yarn in the yarn store. So for now I'll continue to knit until I run out of yarn, then I'll think about what to do with it. 

Have you ever worked with thick and thin yarn? Do you enjoy working with it?  
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