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March WIPs

There is no better timing than the last winter week to finish my current WIPs. I must confess something: I have too many running projects at one time. But I am not alone with this problem, aren't I? Sometimes I just jump into an other project without finishing the previous one.  Well, I am having my basketwave purse still unfinished. Just the last step is missing. I chosed the lining and during this week complete it. There will be a purple wool fabric inside: so warm :) 
I have my first shawl in progress: just 3 rows more to finish: 
I started to crochet a miniature chicken gang for Easter following my pattern. {Sorry there is no picture about the buddies, post comes soon.}
Started an ultimate stash-busting project: entrelac. But I decided, that I would hibernate it for a couple weeks. I realized I don't have enough time to complete it.
Last week I ordered some yarn and purchased a pattern for a very pretty cardigan. I am starting it.
Meanwhile I am hosting a CAL on Ravelry f…

Giveaway winner

And the winner is Alessandra!

Thank you for playing with me and wish you a happy weekend!

Chicken Pillow Pattern {a little giveaway}

It has been so long since I hosted a giveaway, so now I am having a small one for my newest pattern. Do you want to crochet the Chicken Pillow I showed you the other day? Then just follow the rule and win the pattern.

There is just one rule to participate:Pin the picture of this pillow to Pinterest (pin the picture from anywhere on my blog OR from Ravelry OR from Etsy) and leave a comment below with the link of your pin. 
So there is just one simple rule to win and be sure that I can contact you via email or on Ravelry.


 Ps.: you don't have to be my follower to enter :)

I will announce the winner on Saturday.

Wish you happy playing!

*** The giveaway has been closed. *** You can reach the pattern in my stores:
ETSY
RAVELRY

Chicken Pillow

Maybe you have already met with this happy face on my sidebar. Now I am introducing you Mr. Chick. He has been made from soft and warm yarn on a snowy late winter saturday to brighten up someone's day. (And crocheting always makes my day better too J)  He was a nameday gift for my adorable little 3-and-a-half-year-old niece Juci. I think she was glad about her new buddy: now they are watching the TV together and spend her naptime with the chick.
So I thought it should be great to share the pattern. It has been tested by the FTP group on Ravelry {See their beautiful cusions here.} The finished piece is approx. 10"/28 cm wide, so it has ideal measurements for a kid's pillow. The instructions may work with thicker or thiner yarn if you want a jumbo or a tiny chick.  I recommend this pattern for intermediate crocheters. This is an easy pattern, the feet is a bit tricky, but I am helping you with a step-to-step tutorial. 
If you are interested in, you can get the pattern from…

Simple beret crochet pattern

Do you know my Little Red Riding Hood Beret? I am releasing the new version of the original pattern. It is simplified, but a little bit tighter than the sample one was. The first sample of this hat has been made with 3.5 mm hook and DK weight yarn, the number of stitches were divisible by 16. This version is simplier. I used 4.00 mm (G hook) and worsted weight yarn for a fitted looking, the number of stitches is divisible by 12. 

Here is the newly made simplier version of this beret. This time in creamy peach color:

Difficulty level: easy – for beginners too (ch, dc, basic decreasing and increasing technics) Finished measurements: fits to an average women’s head
Materials:
•worsted weight yarn (approx. one smaller ball)
•crochet hook G/ 4.00 mm
•stitch marker (if you feel more comfortable with it)
•tapestry needle (to weave the ends)


Abbreviations: ch  chain dc double crochet dc2tog  decreasing two stitches with double crochet sl st