Saturday, July 8, 2017

PATTERN PARTY IN JULY 2017

30 % off ALL my patterns

IN MY RAVELRY-SHOP!

Use the coupon code as many times as you like! 

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Valid from July 7, start of day, to July 31, end of day, EU-time.

Note: Pattern-packs and bundles are not included in this offer!



DON'T MISS IT!


IN MY ETSY-SHOP!

20 % off ALL my patterns


Single-patterns as well as discounted pattern-packs and bundles!

Use the coupon code as many times as you like! 

Code:


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Valid fromJuly 7, start of day, to July 31, end of day, EU-time.



FLOWER POWER HIPPIE SANDALS

BOHO SUMMER STYLE
Sandals with sisal-soles, made for street-wear. 
The instructions describes step by step how to make the sandals, for any teen/adult size and foot-shape!

OUT-SOLES and INSOLES: 
The sandals are not possible to make without soles, so included in this pattern, you’ll find tutorial for the Door-Mat Soles used for this design; My easiest method for How to make customized out-soles for street wear.
FOOT-PIECE: 
The foot-pieces are made by the diagonal (triangle) of my “First Flower of the Year Square”, used for the Florence-dress. 
Make it in any material you like. 
I have a passion for raffia, also called bast; Soft fibers collected from the inner bark of certain plants and trees. Great for summer accessories.




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Firenze/Florence Granny-Lace Crochet white Dress

Firenze Granny-Lace Dress

A lovely summer dress! 

White granny-squares, so classy and summer fresh! The “First Flower of the Year Square” is designed exclusively for this dress.Looking at the dress, granny squares are not the first I think of, more a lace-fabric! The Italian town Firenze (Florence) was famous for its lace fabrics for centuries, that's why I have included this town in the pattern title!



Dress it up or down; Cover-up on the beach,
 party-dress, or even a wedding dress!
Large squares, simple joining method. 
You need 8 squares, and 4 half-squares for the bodice,
and 7 squares for the hemline of the dress.

Work the squares into a top, a tunic, or a dress
in any length. 
Easy mesh below the bodice.

Close-up of squares and mesh-pattern.


Large squares, simple joining method. 

Half finished mesh, a great tunic!

Straight squares in hemline.

Optional chest-piece.
Can be used also on back-piece, and/or in sides.

Simple twisted spaghetti straps.



Lungomare Crop Top

Top for hot and lazy summer days!

Lungomare means ‘‘Along the beach’’!
Imagine yourself strolling along the beach with this cute crop cover-up top!

Skip or add lace-rounds to achieve everything from bikini-top to a long tank top.
The cups are easy to work, and have a good fit for most women. 3 cup-sizes.
The cups are worked with linked dcs (Ldc) to avoid gaps between the stitches.
No lingerie or lining is required, as the linked double crochet creates a dense fabric that is not see-through.
The shell-pattern is worked in the round to the bra-edge,top/down.

GET THE PATTERN HERE

Lungomare as bralette.

Can be worked with open side, or in the round.

Lungomare as bralette made by a customer.
Love this black version! B Cups.


Back-side with straps.
Can be tied in neck as well.

The cups are easy to work, and have a good fit for most women.
Pattern has 3 Cup-sizes.

Lungomare as waist-long version.

Very pretty with the simple shell pattern!
Note the cups, simple but very well fitted.
B-Cups
Lungomare made as a tank-top, hip length.
Love this long version!
Note the well fitted C-cups!

CROCHET ESPADRILLES THE BEACH WAVE SLIPPERS!

Summer dreams!

Can you hear the sound of lazy waves, meeting the  sand on the beach?
I love these colors!
As I always do with all my slippers, handmade insoles are inserted, and out-soles are attached to the bottom as a final finish. 

Ready for street-wear! Protect your slippers, join soles to the bottom.

Fresh off the hook.

Handmade customized fabric-covered insoles inserted!

Out-Soles joined to the bottom!
In this case I have joined the Door-Mat Soles.

Ready for street wear!
The most comfy shoes ever!

Close-up of the Door-Mar soles attached to the bottom.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

DOOR-MAT SOLES - DIY Soles - TURN SLIPPERS INTO SHOES FOR STREET WEAR!!

DOOR-MAT SOLES



Turn your crochet (or knit) slippers into shoes for street wear!

Customized Method for ANY foot-size and foot-shape, infant to giant!

I LOVE the option to wear my crochet-slippers on the street! 
Like canvas shoes, the traditional Espadrilles with rope-soles. Years ago I invented the Any size Cord-Sole method. Creates the most beautiful soles, and they will always be my favorites. As much as I love them, the Cord-Soles are just too time-consuming for me as I often need several pairs a month for my designs.

DOOR-MAT SOLES are the solution, creates very good, strong soles, fast and cheep!
The post for the Spring-Flower Slippers joined to the soles are HERE!
The Door-Mat-soles are the result of my need to make a pair of solid, comfy, sturdy, durable, and cheep soles,
FAST!

Doable for all handy crafters. 
No sole-hole-punching! No seaming!

The soles are made of a DOORMAT! Bound to be strong and durable, right??

One-piece slippers will be joined to the soles, or you can continue to crochet a shoe in rounds on top of the sole. 
Note that sealant/glue is involved in the creating of this sole.

You need a doormat, woven, made by sisal or jute,
Rubber backing is great.
The edge around the sole are a band crocheted with hemp-string. 




DONE!
Ready to join your slipper!

The beauty of a handmade Door-mat Sole!
PATTERN TUTORIAL  HERE.



SPRING-FLOWER CROCHET/KNIT SLIPPERS

In Northern parts of the earth, winter can last for months. When finally the snow start melting, and the first wild-flowers peeks up from the cold ground, it’s spring!
What a feeling!
To take on “small-shoes”, as we called it a life-time ago, was like flying!
These crochet/knit slippers are a tribute to the best time of the year!
KNIT WITH YOUR HOOK!
Not Tapestry, not “normal” crochet. 
I’ve tried to demystify crocheting with colors, without too much fuss!
This is a no-stress, no-hurry project! 
Slow-down, relax, enjoy every stitch!

The pattern is created with the crocheted knit-stitch (Split single crochet)
Also called the Waistcoat Stitch
A regular sc, with hook inserted into the middle of the stitch.
Require a minimum of practice.

Happy spring slippers!

Skill level: Intermediate. 
Not difficult, just different! 
Crucial skill: You need to understand colored pattern-charts, like in knitting, or cross-stitch embroidery.

As I always do with cotton slippers, out-soles are joined to the bottom!
Note the pretty insoles with labels!

See the post about the DOOR-MAT SOLES, HERE!

Ready for street-wear!

These out-soles are invented in the moment I designed the slippers!

The DOOR-MAT SOLES!!

Protect your slippers against wear and tear, join out-soles to the bottom! And turn your slippers into shoes for street-wear! 

Inventing this doormat method for out-soles, was the kind of experience:
WHY EVER DID I NOT THINK OF THIS BEFORE!

CROCHET SLIPPERS WITH DOOR-MAT SOLES! 
Turn your crochet (or knit) slippers into shoes for street wear!

The DOOR-MAT SOLES FOR STREET WEAR!
The smartest thing I ever invented (Almost!)

TUBE SOCK CROCHET SLIPPERS

Apart from a well shaped toe and heel, these slipper-socks are plain and simple. 
And oh so warm and cozy!


Learn a new stitch! 
The special crochet/knit stitch gives a classic touch to this simple design;
Ssc (
Split single crochet). Also called the Waistcoat Stitch
A regular sc, with hook inserted into the middle of the stitch. Require a minimum of practice.

Perfect for scrap-yarn, play with colors and stripes.

Unisex, awesome design also for the men in your life!

Fast and fun to work. 
The slippers are made in one piece from toe to heel, in continuous rounds.

Great gift, make them in many colors and sizes for family and friends!

The TUBE SOCK SLIPPERS!
I had to invent a crochet-stamp for them, as everyone thought they were knitted!