An umbrella is of good use in the rainy weather of the last few days. But who cares even rainy weather is inspiring. I want to introduce my latest applique. The little crochet umbrella.
Although the small umbrella applique does not protect the water from above, it brings good mood on a pencil-case, an umbrella cover or even on a rain jacket.
The application is easy to crochet. The shield is crocheted in rows from the top and finished with a round with 5 picots. The handle is sewn on the back.
You find the instructions for the crochet umbrella applique in this free PDF-file: Crochet umbrella applique
Flowers, butterflies, strawberries… many crochet appliiques on the Internet are actually intended for girls. I think that’s a shame. For this reason, I created this UFO Applique. As I have noticed at my work in kindergarten UFOs are in addition to dinosaurs, cars, tractors and airplanes a constantly recurring interest of little boys (and some of girls).
The crochet UFO applique is made of an oval body, a hemispherical cabin, several small circles (lights) and three feet. This small application can be sewn on t-shirts, caps and backpacks to change single color clothing to individual pieces.
You find the instructions for the crochet UFO applique in this free PDF-file: Crocheted UFO applique free pattern
Ufo The applique consists of an oval body on a hemispherical cabin several small circles (lights), and three feet are attached. This small application can be sewn on t-shirts, caps and backpacks and embellished single color clothing to individual pieces.
Anyone who has ever assembled yarns for crochet projects knows how hard it is to choose the right colors. In this article I want to introduce my little crochet squares, which have proved to be very useful for this color selection.
As with anything, there are different approaches to choose colors. Some people work with the classic color wheel, others choose colors on good luck. My own path led me from impulse buying to some professional index cards with the yarn, the respective company and color names. Soon I realised that the cards aren’t that helpful to plan the projects. I could hardly foresee the way the color appears in the project, since the thread of yarn looks different from stitches in the fabric.
For this reason I have developed a small crocheted square. It’s made of a round single crochet, a round half double crochet and a round double crochet. In combination with the index cards it is easy to select colors for a project or to order new yarn.
To store the crocheted squares it is nice to arrange a personal color wheel.
You find the instructions for the small crochet square in this free PDF-file: Small crochet square to compare colors
Update May, 05th.: linked PDF with instructions.
I already complained about the bad spring weather in my post about the 72h spring trip to Salzburg, where we struggled with snow and ice. Actually the weather changes every other day and makes it hard to grep a few hours of sun and take some shots. Nonetheless we have a lot of dandelion in our region. Very lot! So I ignored the black clouds on the horizon and hunted down some of these guys with yellow hats.
Here in the southwest of Germany, the spring has begun this week. The real strawberries from our own garden aren’t ready yet, though I crocheted little strawberries that arouse a little anticipation for this gaudy red and sweet fruits.
I have tried several, existing strawberry applique instructions, but they were all too big for my purposes. It should be really tiny strawberries, because I want to use them for hair clips, hair bands and decoration on jam jars or party invitations.
You find the pattern of the small strawberry as written instructions and crochet chart in this free PDF:Small crochet strawberry