Monday, October 27, 2014

LACEY WOOL WINTER CROCHET SLIPPERS

I wondered how it would be to crochet lace with chunky yarn and large hook, on slippers!
I think it looks very feminine and pretty! And warm!
PATTERN HERE!

On a small space like a toe-piece, it's limited how much lace to work!

With some simple stitches, it achieved a lacey enough look!

Edged with dc-Picots make a final lacey finish.

Yeahh! Super-comfy and warm!

And as usual; Protecting my home-shoes with Crochet-Soles!

This time I worked the soles with triple-stranded
scrap-yarn of different natural shades!

A little bit over-sized!
But I need to have space for socks in them!!


And with tailored, handmade and fabric-covered insoles!
So sturdy and warm!
Great gift-idea! Personalize the insoles with pretty labels!





GREY RIB CROCHET SOCK-SLIPPERS WITH PEBBLE-PATTERN

Light sock-slippers for chilly days!
The ribbed section make these slippers comfortable for any foot-shape.
Four flexible sizes. The S-Size can be adjusted for kids.
PATTERN HERE!
Sizes: 
Small = US 2 - 4 / EU 34-36 
Medium = US 5 - 6 / EU 37-38 
Large= US 7 - 8/ EU 39-40 
Extra Large = 9-10 / EU 41-42

Kind of Japanese-ish style for these slippers!
I think the small pebbles make these slippers special.

As usual, I've inserted my tailored, fabric-covered insoles!
Protects and shapes the slippers, in addition they keep me warm!

Inserting insoles to slippers, is a very good gift-idea!
Personalize them; Tag them with cute labels!


Yes! Lovely shape, nice and warm!

TRADITIONAL NORWEGIAN TALL SOCKS - IN CROCHET!

GET THE LOOK! CROCHET SOCKS, Inspired by the traditional, Norwegian stranded knitting-patterns. 
These are made to match my Norwegian Sweater, see it 2 posts ago, or click the link for pattern-info!
Being Norwegian, I've learned to appreciate these traditional patterns as part of my cultural inheritance. 
The patterns were knitted in the wool’s natural shades. Fancy color combinations, like my red and white socks, have been used only the last 5 decennial or so. 

Like to make a pair for yourself, or as a fab gift for the up-coming holidays?
HERE IS THE SOCK-PATTERN!


The socks came out real comfy and warm!
Very happy!!
Here my Norwegian Sweater is visible!
I could not make up my mind for red or white foot piece,
so I switched the colors on one of the socks!

Why not make two different pairs, and share an odd one with
your sis, or your mom, or best friend!

Cozy and pretty!

And practical for boots!



Saturday, September 27, 2014

WINTER WHITE CROCHET LOAFERS

Basic loafer-shape for these warm and chunky winter slippers. The crochet-soles I made in last post, see below, are now attached to protect my new slippers! Link to the basic crochet pattern HERE

Fun and easy to make. Perfect gift for the holiday seasons!

This should keep me warm this winter!
Crocheted Aran-cabled knee-sock pattern HERE

Soft and warm on the feet!

My handmade and fabric-covered insoles inserted.
Note the labels; Very good gift-idea!

Close-up of the sts. Worked with esc;
Extended single crochet stitch!
Very easy and fast. Gives a great structure.

Here are my crochet-soles finally attached to the basic-slippers!
With the insoles too, the slippers are so soft, warm and sturdy to wear! 

Wool-white and grey in perfect harmony!




Here you can see the bottom of the soles.

The slippers above, are the adult version of these super-cute
loafers for babies and kids!
Link for the Baby-version HERE


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TAILORED CROCHET SOLES FOR SLIPPERS

I have developed a "lazy" method for crochet soles, which suits me just fine!
It started with the fact that I never seem to get crochet-soles on the round, into the right size.
The forth-and back-method is very flexible, as you don't have to think about gauge, hook, and number of stitches. I have made a tutorial for the method, with written instructions, as well as lots of step-by-step-pics.
Included in the pattern is also How to attach Crochet Soles to Slippers, How to turn home-shoes into Street-shoes and How to make handmade Insoles!
Find the tutorial HERE!

These soles are made of 3-double scrap-yarn. 
They will be attached to the slippers that I'm currently working on. 
Pattern-release in two days!
Next post; The new slippers with crochet soles!
Read the article I wrote about my two SOLE-SOLUTIONS
There is also the Cord-Sole, which I recommend for street-wear!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TRADITIONAL NORWEGIAN SWEATER - IN CROCHET!

This crochet sweater is the adult version of the Fair Isle Cardigan for KIDS, inspired by the traditional, Norwegian stranded knitting-patterns. 
Being Norwegian, I’ve learned to appreciate them as part of my cultural inheritance. 
These sweaters were knitted in the wool’s natural shades. Fancy color combinations, like my red and white, have been used only the last 5 decennial or so. 


Yes I've made a matching hat for the cardigan!
Working on the pattern!
Not very traditional color-combination.
Any colors are great, but gray-shades and white,
or black/white was the the normal colors for these sweaters!
Then blue-shades/white became popular, now
I've seen them in  every combo you can think of!
The body is created as the traditional sweaters;
Straight like a tube, no shaping. 



Originally the sweaters are worked on the round,
and steeked for open front.
This one is worked forth and back, no steeking!
Note: Real pewter buttons!

Once you’ve got the hang of the pattern, the sweater 
works up real fast; In no-time, compared to a knitted 
sweater with stranded pattern!
Note that the pattern on the sweater is not stranded,
like for knitting (Worked with 2 strands on the same row)!
 

It’s a simple 2-row pattern-repeat. In addition to some sc-stripes.



I love this sweater! It IS possible to CROCHET a traditional sweater!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PERMISSION TO SELL FINISHED PRODUCTS MADE OF ALL MY CROCHET PATTERNS!

GREAT NEWS!
FROM AUGUST-2014, I’M RELEASING ALL MY CROCHET PATTERNS FOR 
YOUR PERMISSION TO SELL YOUR FINISHED PRODUCTS  ANYWHERE YOU LIKE!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASK FOR PERMISSION ANY MORE!

I WOULD HOWEVER LOVE TO RECEIVE PICS, LINKS AND NOTIFICATIONS OF YOUR ACTIVITY!
THE PERMISSIONS ARE VALID ALSO FOR ALL EARLIER PURCHASES!!
Above is not valid for wholesalers, they still have to contact me. 
So don't hesitate:
Buy the pattern for the item you'd LOVE to sell in your shop,
at your local market, to your family and friends, for charity,
on FaceBook, on your Blog, or wherever you have your activity!
See all my CROCHET PATTERNS HERE!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

PINK FLOWER CROCHET CARDIGAN WITH FLOWERS - LITTLE GIRL-DREAMS!

This gorgeous little jacket I created 3 years ago. Still a super-cute jacket, but the pattern had British-English crochet terms, which I've replaced for all my crochet patterns with US terms.
The pattern is completely re-written, a lot of tiny (and huge!) errors are corrected, and the layout is changed.
If you ever have purchased this pattern, and have not received an automatic update, please contact me at pdfpatterndesign@live.no, and I'll send you the new pattern! Name and e-mail please! If you remember when you bought it too, even better.
The new pattern with new pics are here: PINK FLOWER JACKET 

Wavy borders and cute flowers.
Sophie is wearing the cardigan on top of a matching skirt

Adjustable sleeve-length and pretty collar.

The pattern have two sizes; 2-3 years, and 4-5 years.
Worked with lighter or heavier yarn, smaller or larger hook,
the jacket can be adjusted to baby- or big-girl sizes! 

The colors for edging and flowers are matching.
Tutorial for flowers in instructions.
I have seen the jacket in one-color, without the flowers;
It was gorgeous!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

THE WHITE LACE TOP. Crochet top for HOT summer days!

My latest pattern, created this summer. 
Not too sweet, not too lacey! Simple stitches.
The vertical stripes and the A-line, are slimming and forgiving for any body shape- and size.
The bra-section is a nice and feminine detail.
The method is the most simple and adjustable I could come up with! Good fit for any cup-size. 
PATTERN HERE
White is always nice for a design like this.
I have made it in pale yellow too, very pretty!

The bra-section has a very good fit.

A little raised back-piece. Optional!

This top is not supposed to be sexy! Just a light
summer-top for any occasion.
Easy stitches, no complicated stitch-diagrams!


THE FAIR ISLE CROCHET CARDIGAN FOR KIDS, MADE INTO A GORGEOUS LITTLE SWEATER!


Warm all year cardigan for boys and girls. A heirloom! Look at the gorgeous photo of the little boy! It’s Lene from Denmark who has created a beautiful little sweater from this pattern. 
Worked on the round after finishing the yoke. One piece, top/down. Pattern HERE

What a heart-melter!
So cute in his little Fair Island-sweater!


The original sample, plain, closed in front with
traditional pewter-buttons.
This crochet cardigan is inspired by the classic, Scandinavian stranded knitting-patterns.
Being Norwegian, I’ve learned to appreciate them as part of my cultural inheritance. I’m always looking for methods to achieve the style in crochet!

As an optional final finish, I have added surface crochet- and embroidery embellish to the cuffs and hemline!
Another inspiration from the vintage Scandinavian knitted sweaters.
Full tutorial in pattern for the surface-stitches!