It's Just Another Doily Monday...

... And it's Manic too. ;-)
A short post, just to say hi and to doilify the beginning of this week.

ByHaafner, crochet, doily, pastel

ByHaafner, crochet, doily, pastel

The pattern is - again - from a Japanese crochet book. Let me know if you'd like to know which one, and I will look it up for you. I've used the Thai version, which is called Crochet Lace, from the Mini Crochet Series and is published by Maeban Publishing Co. in 2012. Click here for their website. The original Japanese edition was published by Nihon Vogue Co. in 2010. The designers of the projects in the book are Hiromi Endo, Kazekobo and Yasuko Sebata. Hope this helps!

ByHaafner, crochet, doily, pastel

♦♦ Wishing you a good week! ♦♦


Happy Pastels Day

Today I declare Happy Pastels Day.
Just because. ;-)

ByHaafner, crocheting, crochet flower, pastels, pink

No such day without a doily though! This doily pattern is from a Japanese crochet book, published a couple of years ago.

ByHaafner, crochet, doily, pastels

ByHaafner, crochet, doily, pompoms, pastels

I deviated from the pattern for the last rows and edging...

ByHaafner, crochet, doily, pastels

Oh, before I forget: here is a glimpse of Mollie Makes #41 which has tutorials for three hangers I made. All très pastel chic. ;-) Hope you like them...!

ByHaafner, Mollie Makes, #41, crochet, hangers, pastel
♦♦ Thanks for your visit & have a lovely Happy Pastels Day! ♦♦


Summertime colours & crochet

This sunny morning calls for some colourful pictures.

ByHaafner, crochet throw, patio, pelargonium

ByHaafner, crochet throw, patio, pelargonium
I hope you have a lovely week ahead of you ~ take care!


*Black*Grey*Whites* ~ #1 & #2

Oops ~ another deviation from my usual palette! Today I'd like to share two works in progress with you. (Mainly because I've got too many wips & therefore little finished stuff to show you...) Both projects are actually two or three months old, I have not been able to do a lot of crocheting or blogging recently. Hence a post about the wips!

ByHaafner, crochet, blanket, work in progress, ByHaafner, crochet, blanket, work in progress,

This my first serious stashbusting attempt. A while ago I decided to hook away all my acrylics I always randomly buy. I started with the blacks and greys in my stash. I crocheted like a maniac for a short while, and somehow abandoned it. Came across it today, pinned it on my studio wall and voilà. The idea is to make rectangles in different sizes using different patterns and ultimately sewing or crocheting them together. It's a nice way of trying out some new stitches and patterns. Still have some yarn left from my stash in these colours. I should really finish it soon!

And then there is my second crocheted rug. I wrote about it a few post ago. Another project I worked on very intensively for a short while and then abandoned it. (And of which I only wanted to show the work, but there you go ~ so much for principles, right?) I guess I'm sort of restless right now. Anyways. I made these photo with my phone so I'm afraid the quality is not great. (And I'm wearing socks, aaargh! Very elegant indeed...) But I think I like this rug-in-progress so I shoud really do an attempt to finish it soon. It's actually such a quick project too.

ByHaafner, crochet, rug, work in progress

By the way, if you are a reader of the lovely Mollie Makes, you might have noticed my crocheted hangers are featured in issue 41. I got my copy yesterday. :-) I'll share a sneak peek here soon. If you'd like to get your hands on a copy, you can get it here.

Thanks for your visit ~ enjoy your weekend!


Giant Granny Square *update*

It's been a while since I last posted pictures of my Giant Granny Square.
Well, here it is! Almost ready. Last row added! Only *some* ends to sew in.
As I said before, it's a rather unusual colour palette for me. But I do like it as these colours seem to represent the Quintessential Granny Square. ;-) Oh yeah!

ByHaafner, crochet, giant granny square, blanket

I used a 6 mm hook and a huge variety of yarns. (Variety in brands, thickness, structure, colours, sheen.)

What a pleasure it is, this pattern, just keep going - adding row after row...
The plan was to make a 2 x 2 meters square. But when arriving there, I thought: 'Why stop here?' ;-) So now it measures 2.5 x 2.5 meters. Love that size, truly giant!
Do you currently have any granny squares on you hooks?

Thanks for paying a visit. It's lovely to have you here.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!