Mixing materials and crochet

Dear All !

First of all I’d like to give special thanks to whose who “likes” my Facebook page and warmly invite the other ones to join. I enjoy very much being able to interract with you an more spontaneous way than on this blog. I’d love to read your advises and comments.

This is what I wanted to share this time: I recently made some new experiments, this time, by inclusion of vintage materials in crochet work.

I mostly use blanket stitch to join the different parts, and the contrasts between textures is amazing. I find most of my vintage materials at the Hospice Shop on Bridge Street. It’s an amazing shop, a fantastic bric-à-brac where treasures are sleeping.

There’s definitely a second life possible for your old favourite flanel shirts and woolen materials, and every fantasy becomes a possibility. I wish I had more time to make you new tutorials. Moreover, unfortunately, the winter dark weather here doesn’t offer me much opportunities to take pictures these days.


Crochet: Bavarian Mitts, long and short versions

Dear All,

I just discovered an amazing technique: Bavarian crochet !

If you don’t know what it’s about, just have a look at this tutorial on Youtube. It’s the one I used to learn: Bavarian Crochet

I had immediate inspiration to make mitts with this particular stitch. Here are the pictures, the pattern should follow soon !

Knitted Victorian Mitts

Dear All,

I was thinking about something romantic, very ladylike, with a Victorian touch and finally, this mitts came up, with a lovely twisted trim, knitted lace and Bobbles.

I used 3.00mm needles.

Pattern available only in French on Cratfsy for the moment, and will be translated soon (leave your address in the mainling list to be informed of the release)

Your comments are welcome !


Anne :-)

Mittens "Mini-Wheels of Fortune" – Pattern

Gidday everyone ! Freshly baked: inspired by the “Wheel of Fortune” I made on the previous model, here is the pattern of the “Mini-Wheels of Fortune” mittens is ready and available for sale on Craftsy. You’ll need around 30 gr of 4 different colors (8 ply) and a 3.5mm crochet.

Don’t fear ! It’s easier to make than you might think. There are dozen of pictures which explains you everything, step by step. Just follow this link to get it: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/Accessory/Mini-Wheels-of-Fortune-Mittens/7295 and enjoy !

Mittens "Wheel of Fortune"

Gidday :-)  Good news for those who asked: the pattern of those mittens is ready.

This photo tutorial explains in details how to crochet those beautiful mittens.

Dozens of pictures and clear instructions make it easy for beginners, as long as you know already how to work the basic stitches such as sc, hdc, dc, tr…

You’ll need: Around 30 gr of 4 different colors in 8ply, hook 4mm.

Grab it here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/Accessory/Wheel-of-Fortune-Mittens/5909

And… Enjoy !

Bobble Mittens

Hello All !

Bobbles are fun when they are worked with different colors. I felt inspired by the beautiful wool bought from Cruella”s to make a first pair of multicoloured mittens, orange bobbles on green strips, and some red to make it even more shiny










Those gloves are made in a mix of alpaca and merino wool: shades of beige as background, and pink colors for the bobbles










And finally, a mix of pure wool in shades of blue and light grey










Two pairs of Granny Gloves

Hello !

I love Granny Squares, we can just use them for any purpose. They make beautiful blankets and throws, but they also make fantastic gloves or mittens. Here are the last ones. The Purple/Mustard Wheel of Fortune one is made of Merino. The other pair is a mix of wool, mohair and acrylic. I welcome all your comments !


Moka Retro Hat and Gloves

Gidday !

Vintage inspiration these days with a multicolour hat in pure virgin wool (different shades of brown and yellow), with some cuddly curly wool, embellished with some lace, a knitted green square and beautiful vintage red button. The gloves are warm and confortable, they perfectly fit the shape of the hand.

This set is available at Cruella’s.

The patterns will be made available soon, I’ll keep you updated !