Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat

 

You may remember that a few weeks ago we released a series of prints with Natalie from written by natalie. We wanted to make one of them really special, so we combined a print with what we know best – crochet!

SO…are you ready for a simple DIY that will up your crafting game?!

The tools you need are simple: a pencil, a ruler, a craft hole puncher, white craft paper, green worsted weight yarn, and a 3mm crochet hook.

Begin by downloading the free printable from our shop, and printing it on the white craft paper, using the guidelines provided in the download instructions.

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Using the ruler, mark 5cm lines around all four sides of the page. Make sure to keep a 1cm margin around all four sides, to make sure that the paper does not tear when you begin to crochet around the edges.

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Once you’ve created your markings, use the craft hole puncher to create holes where you’ve marked with the pencil. Continue doing this until you’ve created holes around the entire page.

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Using the hook and the green yarn, *insert the hook in the hole to draw the yarn through, making a single crochet. Chain 2, then repeat from * Continue doing this until you’ve gone around the entire paper. We chose to go around the paper for 5 rounds to create a thick border. This part is up to you.

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Put a frame on it… (we got ours from Indigo),

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and… DONE!

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You can read this post for some styling tips or to download the rest of the prints from written by natalie. 

Happy crafting,

Anna.

DIY // The Force Awakens – His & Hers Toque

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I have a confession.

Until I met my partner (Ahmed), I hated sci-fi movies and shows. I know, I know, hate is a strong word. But it’s the truth. I just never cared for nor understand the allure. It didn’t help that no one in my family was into sci-fi, so really I had no reason to even try. For 25 years I was in the dark.

But then I met Ahmed.

He started off slow with me. My first “sci-fi” was Harry Potter. The fact that I considered this sci-fi shows you the extent of my ignorance (and how much reculturing was in store for him).

Fast forward 5 years, 2 days, and a Battlestar Galactica binge (my favourite sci-fi show), I turned to Ahmed 3 days before The Force Awakens premiere and said: “I should make you a Star Wars hat.” I think all of his work culminated in this one statement: He felt proud.

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Rib Stitch

Rib Stitch

The second stitch we’d like to share is called the rib stitch. This stitch is commonly used on sweaters and hats to create a stretchy edge. Usually you’ll find tutorials demonstrating this stitch worked flat, but we put a twist on it and crocheted it in the round. This creates an interesting protruding stripes effect.

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DIY // Iceberg No. 5 Crochet Hat

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Hello fellow crafters! it’s Wednesday again, so that means we’re back with another pattern for you. So what’s the story behind this pattern? Well friends, it’s really simple.

A while back we decided to stock the Loopy Mango Her Cardigan Knit Kit, and in true yarnaholic fashion I got a kit for myself to “test out”. I mean, it is my job after all, to know the products that I sell.. riiiighttt? Of course right. The stars were aligned right the day I finished making the cardigan because I had an entire untouched ball left. Yup, I was pretty darn tooting happy. So happy that I forgot about the unused ball for a month.

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DIY // Crochet Alpine Pom-Pom Hat

Well y’all, it’s that time of the year again – winter is coming (yes, I went there) and that means suddenly family and friends remember that you are a knitter or a crocheter and the requests for hats and scarves begin to flood in. There are those who are really good at getting started on their Christmas knitting/crocheting in the early fall, but there are also those who are like me – spend the summer and fall making projects for myself and pinning all my ideas from Ravelry, then rushing through the gift list 3 weeks before Christmas day.

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