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Last Dance on the Beach, Scheepjes CAL 2016! Colours, Yarns, Tips and Tricks!

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Hi!

Here is finally a new post! A couple of weeks ago I finnished Scheepjes CAL 2016, Last Dance on the Beach, an incredibly beautiful blanket! And a fun CAL where you get to try new techniques!

When I posted pics of my blanket in some Face-book groups I got quite a few requests on what yarn I have used and other things so I decided on a post to cover that and some tips and tricks I picked up on the way doing the CAL. Enjoy 🙂
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Pattern for Annette’s Beanie!

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Now we have winter in Sweden and the last days have been really cold, like -20 degrees Celcius (-4 degrees Farenheight) so it is really time for warm and cozy hats and beanies.

The other day I saw this really cute hat at All About Ami’s blog, and I loved it!

And since I hade the perfect yarn just lying around I decided to give it a try! But I soon realised I didn’t really care for the visible join in the back, and I wasn’t too fond of the edging either.

So I tried to make my own version and was so happy with the result I had to share the pattern with you!

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Sigtuna Julmarknad!

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Imorgon är det dags! Jag ska för första gången i mitt liv ha ett stånd på en marknad och sälja mina alster. Ni kommer väl och hälsar på mej?

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Lena’s Chunky Cowl!

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Sorry I haven’t posted for so long but I have been busy crocheting! I will participate in one of the christmas fairs in my town, Sigtuna Julmarknad . So if you by any chance are in Sweden and Stockholm the first sunday in December, come and see me!

One of my products is this lovely cowl that I have named after my beautiful daughter Lena. It is a quick and easy project, perfect as a christmas present! And my early christmas present to you is a free pattern!

 

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Mandala Style Placemats!

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I wanted some new place mats for my kitchentable and searched the internet for a pattern but I couldn’t find one I liked. But in the search I stumbled upon this pattern, Little Spring Mandala, and fell in love!

I decided to try go grow it into place mats and I have to say I am really pleased with the result, being the first time I try to grow a pattern. So I desided to share the pattern with you guys!

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Owl key holder!

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I loose my keys all the time. So when I still had yarn left over after making my Sunburstbag and my toiletrybag I decided to use it to make a fairly large key holder to help prevent my keys from running away.

I had seen such a qute owl made for a baby decoration by Svarta Huset. I made just the owl skipping some rounds to make it a bit smaller.

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Owls and balls decoration for baby carriage by Svarta Huset!

I wanted an owl for a project and found some really qute ones in this post, by very talented swedish blogger Annika hwo runs the blog Svarta Huset.

I wanted to share my project with you and asked her if I she would allow me to translate the pattern for the owl. She agreed. lucky for us!

The owl I made comes from a beautiful decoration for baby carriages. After some thought I realised I have to translate the whole decoration by Svarta Huset or you would miss out!

I will show you my project in a separate post.

I cannot stress enough, the pattern below is not by me, it is by Annika at Svarta Huset! I merely have translated it to english, using her original pictures. All credit for the beautiful design belongs to Annika!

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Owl candle holder!

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I saw such a qute owl candle holder in a swedish crochet group on Facebook a couple of days ago. And since I needed a gift to bring to a dinnerparty yesterday I tried to find the picture but failed. So I decided to try making my own owl candle light holder.

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Crochetet candle holders by Virrkpannan

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I wanted to make some candle holders to give as presents and found a nice pattern by Virrkpannan. They are crochetet over glas jars so it is also a nice recycle object.

 

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