Categoria: Crochet

Lotus Socks

Lotus Socks

Talking about handmade socks almost always means thinking about knitting. However, you can also make crocheted socks that are as cozy and trendy as the knit ones. They are usually bulkier, but quicker to make.

If you are used to knit socks, you will need to pay attention to the stretch, thickness and yardage. Look at the June issue of Knotions Magazine to learn more about these differences and see some very useful tutorials, together with a couple of patterns, including my Lotus Socks.

This basic design, inspired by the lotus flower, is the perfect introduction to crochet socks. It is a fast and fun project to make, using extended single crochet, simple shaping, and minimal finishing.

Created toe-up, with a mini gusset and short-row heel, you have the advantage of trying your sock on as you go, making adjustments as necessary.

Ready to try?

Maya Mandala Bag

Maya Mandala Bag

Mandala is a Sanskrit word for circle, and it represents the universe in Hinduism and Buddhism. A crochet mandala can be either a simplistic design with only one color and textured stitches or a complex mix of textures and colors. A circle is a perfect shape for a quick and easy bag, adapting the size as you go.

This Pattern combines both textured stitches and colored lines with subtle accents of glassy beaded yarn to create a kind of boho style. The combination of cotton and linen yarns are ideal for bags, since both fibers lack elasticity

This pattern combines with my Maya Espadrilles. In fact, they are a perfect and quick complementary project to use with the left-over yarns of the Maya Mandala Bag.

Maya Mandala Bag and Maya Espadrilles patterns are available in I Like Crochet Magazine, June 2021 issue, together with a bunch of other interesting summer crochet ideas.

Maya Espadrilles

Maya Espadrilles

Espadrilles are casual, flat shoes, characterized by a flexible sole made of esparto or jute rope. This footwear is typical in some regions of Spain as Catalonia and Basque Country. 

While the sole is the defining characteristic of an espadrille, the uppers vary in style. Make your own custom espadrilles sandals by crocheting custom uppers with cotton and linen yarn. Since these fibers lack elasticity, they are perfect for creating a shoe that fits and won’t stretch out. 

In the Maya Espadrilles pattern, the top and heels are made of colorful crochet stripes, with the accent of a beaded yarn to create a subtle boho style. 

This pattern matches with my Maya Mandala Bag. Use leftover yarn from the Maya Mandala Bag to make a perfect match.

If you cannot find jute soles, flip-flop rubber soles can be an alternative. You just need to poke holes on the sole before adding toes and heels.

Maya Espadrilles and Maya Mandala Bag patterns are available in I Like Crochet Magazine, June 2021 issue, together with a bunch of other interesting summer crochet ideas.



Where does your inspiration/co-inspiration come from? 

In my case I have to confess that most of the times comes from others. In particular the themes that knit/crochet magazines and yarn stores announce periodically in their “call for submissions”. If you are not familiar with it, you can go to the following ravelry community forum

Here you can see some recent results of my co-inspiration.

I Like Crochet Magazine Jan/Feb 21 issue: Convertible Pocket Shawl. A quick and super simple, multi-use pocket shawl that features two angled pockets with decorative buttons and three invisible fasteners to convert the shawl into a capelet for optimal warmth.

I Like Crochet Magazine Jan/Feb 21 issue: Westerly Duster Cardigan. An oversized, seamless duster cardigan made with a combination of soft and lightweight yarns to provide a stylish and warm outfit.

Crochet Society Box 20: Half-Moon Rug. An easy, quick and fun project to make and ideal for adding a bit of color to a small home corner.

And what about you? What is your source of co-inspiration?

Gaura Top & Cardigan

Gaura Top & Cardigan

El conjunto Gaura Top & Cardigan es un divertido proyecto de ganchillo que puedes modificar fácilmente para adaptarlo a tu figura. Las instrucciones de tallas S-M-L y los esquemas te guiarán dónde y cuándo prestar atención a los ajustes.

El Cardigan Gaura utiliza la técnica hexagonal para hacer dos piezas unidas en la espalda y parte superior de los brazos,…. y es mucho más fácil de lo que parece.

Patrones disponibles en Ravelry (Gaura Bralette & Gaura Cardigan).

Puede encontrar más inspiraciones sobre los proyectos “hexagonales” en mi Pinterest Board: Inspiration- hexagons.

Gaura Bralette & Cardigan

Gaura Bralette & Cardigan

Gaura Bralette & Cardigan summer set is a cool crochet project that can be easily modified to fit your shape while making it. The S-M-L instructions and the charts will guide you where and when to pay attention for the adjustments.

The Gaura Cardigan uses the hexagon technique to make two folded pieces seamed together at the back and top of arms, and is easier than it looks.

Patterns available in Ravelry (Gaura Bralette & Gaura Cardigan).

In addition, you can also find some more inspirations about “hexagon” projects in my Pinterest Board: Inspiration- hexagons.

Gaura Top i Cardigan

Gaura Top i Cardigan

El conjunt Gaura Top & Cardigan és un divertit projecte de ganxet que es pot modificar fàcilment per adaptar-se a la teva figura. Les instruccions de les talles S-M-L i els gràfics et guiaran on i quan heu de prestar atenció als ajustos.

El Cardigan Gaura utilitza la tècnica hexagonal per teixir dues peces que s’ajunten a la esquena i part superior dels braços….i és més molt mes fàcil del que sembla.

Patrons disponibles a Ravelry (Gaura Bralette & Gaura Cardigan).

Podeu trobar més inspiracions sobre els projectes “hexagonals” al meu Pinterest Board: Inspiration- hexagons.

Japanese Vest

Japanese Vest

This Japanese Vest is made out of 4 rectangles of fabric surrounded by a crochet ending. You can easily modify the pattern to adapt the shape while you are adding the crochet part. To transition from fabric to crochet I have used a yarn needle and sew a blanket stitch all around.

It is up to you if you want to use leftover fabric or just buy a new one. In this case, the total needed will depend on the width of the fabric and how you want the print design to show. (i.e for size S and a 120 cm (48”) width fabric, you may only need 25 cm (10”)

Before cutting the fabric, think about how you would like to see the print design once the vest is finished. You will be able to decide at the end what goes up-down and right-left, but sometimes complex motifs may need planning ahead.

I recommend to customize the size of the mid-front crochet rectangles and the seams once you have finished the shoulders. The pictures may give you an idea, but it will very much depend on your size and preferences.

The Japanese Vest pattern is already available in Ravelry

In addition, you can also find some more inspirations about “fusion crafts” projects in my Pinterest Board: Inspiration- fusion crafts.

Japanese Vest:

Japanese Vest:

El Japanese Vest está hecho de 4 rectángulos de tela rodeados de ganchillo. Esta parte de ganchillo facilita adaptar la forma del patrón a tu talla o figura. Para ello, te recomiendo personalizar el tamaño de los rectángulos de ganchillo de la parte delantera y de los laterales una vez finalizadas los hombros.

Para pasar del tejido al ganchillo he bordado un punto “festón”.

Veréis que la cantidad de tejido dependerá del diseño del estampado, pero con 25 cm de una tela de 120 cm de ancho podriais tener suficiente.

El patrón del Japanese Vest ya está disponible en Ravelry (de momento solo en Inglés)

Podeis encontrar más ideas de proyectos sobre combinaciones de tela y ganchillo en mi Pinterest Board: Inspiration- fusion crafts.

Japanese Vest

Japanese Vest

El Japanese Vest està fet de 4 rectangles de tela envoltats de ganxet. La part de ganxet permet adaptar la forma del patró fàcilment a la vostra mida. Per això, et recomano ajustar la mida dels rectangles de ganxet de la part del davant i dels laterals un cop acabades les espatlles.

Per passar del teixit al ganxet he brodat un punt “festó”.

Veureu que la quantitat de teixit dependrà del disseny de l’estampat, però amb 25 cm d’una tela de 120 cm d’amplada en podeu tenir prou.

El Patró del Japanese Vest està ja disponible a Ravelry (de moment nomes en anglès)

Podeu trobar més inspiracions sobre els projectes de “tela & crochet” al meu Pinterest Board: Inspiration- fusion crafts.