Tea Dyed Doily Scarf

flickr myauntdebbie - Doily Scarf

I must confess that in fact I like to crochet doilies – but I don’t want to have them, because I don’t have a clue about what to do with them ;-).
That’s perhaps the reason why I like so much putting together things from squares or the like ;-))

Well, now I can make me such a doily scarf ;-)
I think that you can very well hand-dye it with tea or coffee.

Tea Dyed Doily Scarf (Arsenic and Old Lace Scarf SOLD)
via: clothes that cover and expose

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Google Suchergebnis für ‘Stoff mit Tee färben’
Google Suchergebnis für ‘Stoff mit Kaffee färben’

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Entries containing the word ‘medaillon’

Delta Crochet

creadoo Delta Crochet

One thing that I wanted to try for a long time already is Delta crochet: it looks very easy and I like the result ;-)

But I guess anyhow that this is one of the techniques where I get bored much too fast – it’s always the same.
Well, it’s a pity ;-)

Delta Crochet Techniques (English)
Delta Crochet (Delta – Häkelei) (German)

Examples that I liked:
Triangle shawl in delta crochet (Delta Breeze) (English)
Scarf in delta crochet (Piccolo Scarf Pattern) (English)
Doilies and the like in delta crochet (Delta Crochet Patterns) (English)

Google search result for ‘Delta Crochet’
Google image search result for ‘Delta Crochet’

Google search result for ‘Delta häkeln’
Google image search result for ‘Delta häkeln’

Round Knitted/Crocheted Cardigans

unikatissima Round Crocheted Cardigan

“When I’m grown-up, I’m gonna be a cardigan.”


Recently I had a talk about cardigans that are knitted or crocheted more or less as a big, round ‘rug’ and then simply worn.
Hard to imagine, isn’t it? ;-)

I had promised to present here tutorials for such things and I suggest that you check out one or two links, then you will know what I’m talking about ;-)

By the way I’m sure that these aren’t all, if you know more, I’d be glad if you’d put a reference into the comments.




Square ‘n’ Fair – Lacy Crochet Square Margarethe

Square 'n' Fair - Lacy Crochet Square Margarethe

I proudly present my first self designed
Square ‘n’ Fair – Lacy Crochet Square Margarethe (PDF ~705 KB)!

It is a PDF-File that contains the diagram for the crochet square Margarethe that I designed (it is my first! ;-)).
On the photo you see a big scarf I made with this pattern (but I haven’t blocked it yet – it will look much more beautiful then ;-))

I also included several matching diagrams in the PDF-file to this square (‘elements’): a rectangular half square, a triangular half square, a ‘squeezed square’ and two patterns for matching ‘ribbons’.
Additionally I have inserted several ideas on how to combine the different elements and project ideas about what to do with the elements.

Because different terms are used for the same stitches in British and American English, you can find photo and text descriptions of the used stitches in order to easily identify them (not meant as a tutorial).

Best try it yourself:
Use different materials, as e.g. thick wool yarns, middle acryl yarns ;-), fine cotton yarns, embroidery floss, raffia, package string, gift ribbon/gift curling ribbon, yarn made from plastic bags
Make different items, as e.g. sweaters, vests, tops, cardigans, scarves, shawls, headbands, hats, mittens, wristwarmers, skirts, purses, wallets, totes, scrunchies, collars, appliqués, insertions, book or journal covers, tablecloths, place mats, glass coasters, pillows, window or door decorations, bedthrows, ornaments for greeting cards …

If you want to make clothing, check again crochet patterns for/from square medaillons (you won’t need the medaillon patterns this time, but only the women clothing models ;-)) and the basic woman measurement charts for clothing patterns at the website of Jessica Tromp.

Square ‘n’ Fair – Lacy Crochet Square Margarethe (PDF ~705 KB)

Jessica Tromp:
Crochet patterns for/from square medaillons
Basic woman measurement charts for clothing patterns

At craftster: Curling Ribbon+Crochet Hook=Many Purses

At Marlo’s Crochet Corner: Cutting the plastic bag ‘yarn’

At Craft Chi: Doily Racerback

Here at unikatissima:
Plastic Bag Tote
Clothes From Crocheted Medaillons

Fabric Scrap Scarf

craftstylish Fabric Scrap Scarf

Again a scarf from scraps ;-)
But this time it’s not only about scraps nor scarves: It’s about this technique, where you arrange fabric pieces and/or yarns on water-soluble sheet, where you make it ‘unslippable’ by spraying it with fabric glue where necessary, where you cover it with water-soluble sheet again and then sew more or less wildly in all directions to connect all elements with each other.
After rinsing it (thoroughly!) you get a more or less delicate fabric that you can use as scarf like on the photo, but you can also make a top top top or a one-of-a-kind vest one-of-a-kind vest poncho from.

There is even a book that shows how you can mix this technique with felting.

I really must do this once ;-)


Here at unikatissima:


Antique Pattern Library

Irish Crochet Doily

Via allfreecrafts – Crochet Doilies in Imitation of Point Lace Work I found the Antique Pattern Library.
They looked for books where the copyright has expired (public domain) and scanned the instructions. Those scans are offered for free (under certain circumstances) as PDFs angeboten (Look out, some of them are quite large, but unfortunately they haven’t noted the size).

Have fun with crochet, knitting, tatting, netting, embroidery, needle lace, beading and other needlework patterns ;-)

Antique Pattern Library

allfreecrafts – Crochet Doilies in Imitation of Point Lace Work

Wikipedia entry: Public domain

Decorative Jar Lids Letters

Café largo de ideas Decorative Jar Lids Letters

I find the jar lids letters decorative :)
Although I’d even crochet the ‘doilies’ :)


Decorative Jar Lids Letters (idea para reciclar las tapas de los botes de conserva) (Spanish)
via: Family Crafting Project: Recycling Jar Lids Into Art!

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Entries with the tag ‘crochet’

Knitted Lace Notecards

vintagekathleen Lace Notecards

If you knit lace, e.g. for the Crazy Lace Cardigan or all sorts of other things, you should always knit swatches.
And what to do with them later on? (For me this is the reason why I don’t make swatches, often to my own disadvantage ;-)).

Anyway, I’ve found something now: you can ‘simply’ make knitted lace notecards with them ;-)

I presented a site with lots of knitting (lace) patterns before, so that you can start directly ;-)

And if knitting isn’t your cup of tea, it works of course with crochet, too, as you can see e.g. with my cro-tat card for Mother’s Day.

Knitted Lace Notecards (NotecardSharonFloralSquareDoily)
via: Knitted Lace Notecards for Sharon 2009
By her own account the pattern for the knitted lace notecard on the photo is Grün ist die Hoffnung which is available as free ravelry download.

There you can read the following: “Grün ist die Hoffnung was designed for the Socken-Kreativ-Liste, a German yahoo-KAL with 2000 members.
It is available in English and in German.
You can find the English version in my raverlry store for free. Please contact me for the German version.
For more information, see: http://de.groups.yahoo.com/group/Socken-Kreativ-List…

You can find photos of Grün ist die Hoffnung here:

Here at unikatissima:
Crazy Lace Cardigan
Knitting Stitches Galore
Simple Cro-Tat
Entries containing the word ‘knit lace’