Happy Friday

01 03 2013 DIY

Just wanted to let you know that I posted the tutorial for the little crochet bunny.

You can find it now in yesterdays post.

More easter-bunny DIY's are on the way... :-)

Happy Spring,

Anette 

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Hop Along To Easter

28 02 2013

I found this adorable pattern on Pinterest and changed it just a bit. Really fun and easy pattern and the little bunny is done in a very few minutes.

You could decorate it for your easter brunch table, put it up the wall, window, door, cabinet, shelf...make a few for a mobile or a garland...also very cute year around in a nursery or kids room! 

Who doesn' t like the company of a dear bunny, right? 

You can find my inspiration here at Love the Blue Bird. Thank you for this great pattern!

And here is how I made it:

Again - I used fabric yarn - simply because I have so much of it and plus i really like it, too.

Start with a magic ring. I have always read about this magical ring thing in tutorials and finally looked it up on you-tube...

Make 6 single crochet stitches in that ring and pull the yarn ending - magic!

A perfectly nice ring!

Join with a slip stitch. I always marked the slip stitch with a little piece of thread so I knew when I finished the round.

Round 2:

Chain one - then 2 single crochet together in each stitch, join with a slip stitch. 

Round 3:

Chain one - then one single crochet in the first stitch, then 2 single crochet together in the next one, repeat until round is finished.

Join with a slip stitch. 

Round 4:

Chain one - then one single crochet, one single crochet, 2 single crochet (in one stitch), repeat until round is finished.

Join with a slip stitch. 

Now comes the little head:

Somehow I miss pictures for that part - SORRY!

Chain one - then one half double crochet and a treble crochet in the next stitch, two treble crochet in each of the next two stitches, one treble crochet and a half double crochet in the next stitch.

There is your little bunny head! 

Now - no additional chain - just start going around with slip stitches until the first treble crochet on the other side.

Chain 7  for the first ear.

Make a half double crochet in the second chain from the hook and then 4 treble crochet.

Slip stitch in the third treble crochet from the head and then chain 7.

Make a half double crochet in the second chain from the hook and then 4 treble crochet.

Slip stitch in the sixth treble crochet from former round - leave a bit of tail - cut and pull your yarn right thru.

NO additional slip stitches here.

Take your ending and weave those holes close. With this fabric yarn I just use my fingers to do that and place a knot when finished. 

Now decide on a little bunny tail to add.

I actually like the simple floppy one best :-)

Plus - it is so much less work than a bobble...

More yarn creativity is collected @Nic's today

Happy Hopping Day,

Anette 


Yesterday White - Today Colorful

02 01 2013

I love to show you shops I find on trips: In Copenhagen or Santa Barbara for example or today from our recent ski trip to the alps.

Lenai&Linai - were two sisters who lived in the alps and the story about their life was so inspiring to shop owner Sonia Zimmermann, that she named her wonderful little location after them. The shop is located right next to the church of beautiful mountain village Lech/Arlberg.

Their handmade clothing line and bags are just gorgeous: very creative, individual and colorful made from fine wool and felt. 

Great inspiration right at the front door...

...my favorite piece: a light wool coat with neon details!!! And look at those cool Felt-Trophys hanging from the wall...

... I loved the splendid wish-tree!

And these cute angels...

...and the best: a generous amount of humor!!!

Have a happy day,

Anette 

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Neon Christmas Trees

17 12 2012 DIY

Quick, Quick...

Get the crochet hook...ready set go!

These crochet Christmas trees are so much fun to make and finished in a few minutes.

Let them happily dance from the ceiling, tape them to a wall, pretty as an ornament or a gift tag, for your table decoration, on your door or window...possibilities are endless!

I'm sure you can't stop after one - I couldn't...

I loved the neon color throughout the year, so why don't use it for Christmas decoration too? It is such a happy color and I like it especially in combination with natural wood and nordic interior design.

Nowadays you can get neon wool everywhere - back in spring one had to hunt for it online...

The second version I made is from thin mohair crocheted with my big 12mm hook.

They are really pretty, delicate and fluffy. 

O.K. - let's get started: Please note that I drew "trebles" on the chart instead of "doubles". Of course it does work with trebles too!!! - I just thought, this is the sign for doubles since it has two marks...oh well... so:

Chain 5 and join with a slip stitch.

1st round:

Make 3 chain, 3 double, 3 chain, 4 double, 3 chain, 4 double, 3 chain and join with a slip stitch.

Slip stitch 3 to the next space.

2nd round:

3 chain, 3 double, 3 chain, 4 double in that first space made in the previous round.

1 chain, 4 double, 3 chain, 4 double in the next space.

1 chain, 4 double, 3 chain, 4 double in the last space.

1 chain and join with a slip stitch.

Slip stich 3 to the next space

3rd (and last!) round:

3 chain, 3 double, 4 chain, 4 double in space from previous row.

1 double in the middle of double group from previous round.

4 doubles in next space.

1 double in the middle of double group from previous row.

4 double, 4 chain, 4 double in next space.

1 double in the middle of double group from previous row.

4 doubles in next space.

1 double

4 double, 4 chain, 4 double.

1 chain

4 double in next space.

1 chain and join with a slip stitch

Phew!!!

I hope I didn't forget a stitch... 

Now turn your little tree and slip stitch 2 back for the trunk:

3 chain, 3 double

turn

3 chain, 3 double (I ran out of yarn at this point on the picture... :-))

Cut and pull yarn thru the stitch, make a knot or sew the ending.

If you like take a piece of yarn and tie on top for hanging.

Done!!!

Next one, please...

After the third one it will go really fast because you don't have to look up the pattern...

Please e-mail or comment me with any question you might have on this tutorial: lebenslustiger(at)gmail(dot)com.

Have a magical last week before Christmas

a happy day and please visit also Creadienstag today, 

Anette 

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