Mantella Crochet Poncho Cape

Mantella Crochet Cape

My local yarn shop closed down and I looked into my yarn stash to see, if I had some leftovers from that particular store. I found the most soft alpaca yarn – Joruns Alpaca in blue and black. Alpaca is 5 times as warm as wool, so I decided […]

How to Wet Block Crochet

Wet Blocking Tutorial
Once you have finished a crochet work, it may not look as the finished piece in a pattern book. The answer to this is simple: You need to block the piece, so the stitch pattern comes out right. Beneath you see a crochet scarf before blocking. Like most […]

Shimmer Beaded Lace Cape

Shimmer Beaded Crochet Cape
A while ago I started this huge crochet cape project by designer Kristin Omdahl. The crochet cape looks absolutely luxurious in Omdahl’s book Crochet so Fine: Exquisite Designs with Fine Yarn. I ordered the yarn –  started crocheting – and it took me ages to accomplish the […]

Crochet Shawl Malabrigo Worsted

 Crochet Shawl Malabrigo Worsted
Time ago I made a crocheted shawl, which I named the Vincent Shawl. I really liked that one, but someone else also liked it very much, so I gifted it to her :-) The pattern was easy to remember and the shawl is made with a pretty […]

November Crochet Mittens

Crochet Mittens in  Alpaca 
These crochet mittens are made in no time! The pattern is very straightforward: You start making the cuff sideways and then crochet in the round up to the top of the mitten.

I didn’t have a very thick yarn for this project in my stash, so I made […]