Friday, June 11, 2021

New Pattern Version for Ayu Smile! Wrap Shorts

 


June 2021, I've just added a new pattern version for the Ayu Smile! Wrap Shorts. In this version, I made a lace trim around the leg of the shorts. This trim consists of 4 rows worked across the last row of the shorts. If you purchased the Ayu Smile! Wrap Shorts crochet pattern on Ravelry, this lace trim pattern is included. You will receive a notification every time a new pattern is added to the original design.




“Ayu Smile!” is Balinese-inspired easy to make wrap shorts. Wear for a stroll or at the beach. It can be crocheted in a weekend. The pattern instructions allow you to make the shorts in any size - for children, teens and adults. You may use any yarn and suitable hook. I recommend Sport, Baby, 3-ply, Light Worsted or DK, using crochet hook size 4mm to 6mm. The sample shown uses Sport-weight acrylic yarn and 4mm crochet hook.

Pattern instructions are in written form with some photographs.

If you purchased this pattern on Ravelry, you will receive a new pattern based on this design every time I make a variation - for life! :)

Thank you so much for supporting my work. I really appreciate it. Be well, keep safe!



Sunday, May 30, 2021

Ayu Smile! Wrap Shorts

New Crochetology Pattern: Balinese-Inspired Shorts!

Did you ever want to make a crocheted pair of shorts but never did it because of complicated shaping? I feel you! :) So I made this design to get around that difficulty. This pattern requires no shaping or complex seaming, making it a suitable wearable beginner weekend project.




“Ayu Smile!” is Balinese-inspired easy to make wrap shorts. Wear for a stroll or at the beach. It can be crocheted in a weekend. The pattern instructions allow you to make the shorts in any size - for children, teens and adults. You may use any yarn and suitable hook. I recommend Sport, Baby, 3-ply, Light Worsted or DK, using crochet hook size 4mm to 6mm. The sample shown uses Sport-weight acrylic yarn and 4mm crochet hook.

PLUS - If you purchase this pattern on Ravelry, you will receive a new pattern based on this design every time I make a variation - for life! :)

AYU SMILE!
Balinese-Style Wrap Shorts Crochet Pattern
US$5.00


Thank you so much for supporting my work. I really appreciate it. Be well, keep safe!



Saturday, May 15, 2021

Spring Cleaning: Wearables Pattern SALE!



I’m running a new limited-time offer.

CROCHET WEARABLES SPRING CLEANING SALE!

Patterns in this sale are:

Purchase: Alicia (Bralette)
Purchase: Alicia (Tanga)
Purchase: Glimmering Poncho
Purchase: Summer Evening (Top)
Purchase: The Orchid Garden (Bolero)

Get the complete set of patterns for only US$ 5.00

Check out the SALE (until May 19, 2021 only).

Just raising some money for my on-line studies, due on May 19. Then I'll get started on making new patterns, it has been a long time since I've made new patterns to sell, most patterns I make are free.

Thank you so much! 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Featured Free Pattern: Cotton Lovers Wedding Necklace

Here's an old pattern I'd like to bring some attention to. I made this pattern in 2012 when I got my first copies of Duplet and MOD Zhurnal magazines. The inspiration came from those wonderful magazines featuring Russian and Ukrainian crochet and knit designs.
 



To make this necklace, motifs are crocheted separately and then sewn onto the strap. So some sewing skills are necessary to successfully complete this project! How you arrange and sew the motifs onto the strap is important to how the finished necklace will look and sit around the neck.

Your choice of pearl beads and clasp is also very important. Genuine freshwater pearls will be gorgeous, or perhaps Swarovski crystals. Choose a clasp that has weight to keep the necklace in place.







You can find the free pattern on Crochetology at http://www.crochetology.net/2015/05/cotton-lovers-bridal-necklace.html If you make a project using this pattern please share it on Ravelry to inspire others. Enjoy!




Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Featured Free Pattern: The Walkednights


Walkednights is one of my most popular free patterns. It currently has 61 projects on Ravely with very good Average Difficulty Rating. I think this is wonderful because Walkednights is not a typical standard crochet pattern. It is actually a "problem" or a "crocheting exercise" which crocheters need to figure out for themselves in order to complete the project.

The matching pair of intimate apparel (or swimwear) is completed by solving the problem: "Using the square motif and trim patterns given as theme, make a bralette and underwear set."

Why not give it a try? You may find the pattern at Walkednights. If you're on Ravelry, do share your finished project at Walkednights on Ravelry. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Pattern Feature: Summer Evening Vest

 

Crocheted and beaded necklace in natural linen fibre.

Hi there. So I'm finally able to keep blogging. It's Easter Sunday and I hope that you are well. This is my second blog post on a pattern feature, this time, featuring the crocheted vest pattern, "Summer Evening." The vest I made is long, a single button in front and flares open at the bottom so it can be worn with your favorite dress.

Instructions given are for sizes S, (M, L) / Bust 32”-34”, (36”-38”, 40”-42”). Length: 27”(29”,29”)

Summer Evening Vest crochet pattern may be purchased for only US$2 at my Ravelry Store. Feel free to modify the pattern for different styles. Make it longer or shorter or trim with fringes for a boho style. Enjoy!

If you have any comments or questions about this pattern, you can get in touch with me, fats.lasay@gmail.com.





Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Pattern Feature: The Orchid Garden Bolero



The bolero: one of my favorite patterns, one of my favorite garments to wear.

The Orchid Garden Bolero is made up of 3 rectangular motifs. The motifs are then sewn together – at the sides and at the shoulders. The bottom trim is crocheted in rows, followed by the neckline also in rows, and finally the armholes in rounds.

To complete this project you will need:
  • Yarn: Substitute with yarn weight: 3:Light or DK Weight Yarn.
  • Hook: 4mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends and sewing side and shoulder seams
  • 1” Button
  • Scissors
Pattern is available in sizes for bust 34”-36” (38”-40”,42”-44”)
Bolero is meant to be worn over a garment and is therefore crocheted to be loose-fitting. Pattern instructions include tips on making the bolero in fitted size, as well as detailed photos of work-in-progress.

You can purchase this crochet pattern for only US$2.00, available at The Orchid Garden on Ravelry.



If you make this project, please let me know or share your finished project on Ravelry. If you have a question about the pattern you can contact me via email fats.lasay@gmail.com. Enjoy!