Saturday, March 24, 2012

Giveaway from "Yarn Madness"!

Hi friends!

I would like to share with you a beautiful giveaway at Madeleine's blog: "Yarn Madness". She is currently hosting three lovely prizes for three lucky winners! Check out her blog and you may have chance to win one of them! :)

Good luck to all and have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Yarny Gift

Hello everyone!

Sorry I have been away from blogland for a while, almost three weeks and I must admit I miss blogging so! Life is so busy, isn't it? Hope everyone are doing so well and have been enjoying your crafting creations!

A friend of mine just got back from her trip to Switzerland and surprised me with a lovely gift! It was all about yarn!!! A ball of bamboo yarn from Lana Grossa, I love the color she chose so much!

And a skein of mohair yarn, it's truly gorgeous, and the color is much more beautiful in reality than in the photo...

I've still not yet decided what project I should make with these yarns, I just love, love it and enjoyed it so, so, so much! Thank you very much my friend for such a wonderful gift! What a cute surprise!

Well, that's all for today's post... Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for all the kind words on my blog so far, I do appreciate!

Best wishes to you always!

With love, LS

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tutorial: Crochet Hair Scrunchie

Hello friends!

Thank you ever so much for your sweet words on my last post, you made my day!

I just finished my tutorial on how to make a scrunchie and am very happy to share you today. This is also my first attempt to make a tutorial, so please correct me if there are any mistakes. I hope it helps those who are new to crochet! Thank you!

Okay, let's start. What you need is: some cotton thread, 1.8mm crochet hook (or any size that works well with your thread/yarn) and a pony tail band.

Make a slip knot. Insert the hook through the pony tail band, pull thread through the band and the slip knot. 

Pull the thread tightly, like this and you are ready to go. 

Round 1: Chain 3,

Single crochet into the loop.

Continue: chain 3, single crochet into the loop. Repeat all around the hair band. You may need to slide the stitches down to cover the band.

When the stitches all cover the band, join with slip stitch to the first chain-3 space.
You've finished round 1. 

Round 2: Single crochet into the same space.   

Chain 3, single crochet into the next chain-3 space. 

Continue all around, like so. Join with slip stitch to the first single crochet.  

Round 3: Single crochet into the first chain-3 space. Chain 3.

Make 5 double crochet into the same space, then make a single crochet into the next chain-3 space.

Continue: Chain 3, make 5 double crochet into the same space and single crochet ino the next space. Repeat all around and join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet. 

There you have it! Enjoy and happy wearing!!
Lovely day to all! ♥