Jeans shorts with lace

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My daugther and I re-styled her shorts that became to tight around her legs. It was here idea and I did the sewing part. You can also do this with long jeans but you have to cut them to short pants first.

You need a piece of lace that’s about 12cm wide and 30 cm long, I bought mine HERE and your shortsfoto 2foto 4

Cut a piece out of your short on both sides, like shown in the picture

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With a sewing machine you attach the lace to the pants

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With a pin you ruffle the edges

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It only takes ten minutes , and the result is great

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Summer DIY with shirt yarn

 

tutorial beach bag with star

This is a great tutorial from Lady crochet on how to make this lovely beach bag.

The tutorial is in Spanish so here’s a Youtube link where is explained how to make the star in English

All you need is:

-a 12mm thick crochet needle (that’s about half an inch)

-a straw bag

-a big cone T-shirt yarn

Crochet the star an attach it to the bag and crochet around the bag handles like is shown in this link , but only the first round

Easter DIY, crochet Easter eggs

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I can’t wait till it’s Spring and for me Spring starts when it’s Easter.

With this DIY you have to start early, because if you would like a lot of Easter eggs, it will take a while, because it’s a lot of work, but don’t they look beautifull!

First you take an egg, don’t boil it! Wash the egg, you know where it comes from:)

Make a hole on the top and bottom of the egg

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Then you blow as hard as you can on the top hole form the egg

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It’s not always that easy and try to hold the eggs with all ten fingers, to prevent them from breaking, again you have rinse the egg when it’s empty.

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Then you follow this pattern for the egg shown in the picture above

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Here the signs are explained, the pattern is made in two parts and you attach the second part to the first part in the last row where you see the arrows with a single crochet. Put your egg inside before closing and when it’s still wide enough.
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When your egg is finished you take a piece off ribbon from about 15 inch long and make a knot

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Take a very thin crochet needle or long needle and put it through the egg.

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Than work the ribbon first through the bottom and then through the top of the egg.

Put some branches which start to sprout in a vase and hang your eggs in it.

If would like the other patterns to you can click here

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I can’t wait for Spring!!!

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Knitted Christmas bells

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To get in the mood for Christmas, I post this pattern so you will have enough time to finsh them

knitted jingTo make this knitted Christmas bells, I used:

-white Ribbon XL or T-shirt yanr which you can buy here

-two bells which you can buy here

-a pair of knitting needles size 10,5 or 7mm

-2 yards  satin ribbon

Cast on 12 stitches and knit 35 needles in garter stitch, but at one side of your work you slip the first stitch when you start the needle. After 35 needles cast of the stitches

Pick up 40 stitches at the opposite side of where you slipped the first stitch

1 row knit

2 row purl

3 row knit

4 row purl

5 row knit

6 row cast of in purl

Close the sides of the bell and pick up the stitches you slipped and pull them together.

Make another bell, gether the bells with the ribbon and put the bells inside.

Merry Xmas everybody

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Proud Mom

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My daughter who’s only thirteen years old started designing and selling, great organic cotton tote bags with fun, lovely and beautiful designs. On top of all, these bags are great for the environment, because you don’t need a plastic tote bag.

If you would like to see what she already made you can click HERE.

This is a Dutch website so if you would like to order, you can always send me an message, she ships them worldwide for $3,50 and they cost $14,50

Beach bag with crochet star


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This is a great tutorial from Lady crochet on how to make this lovely beach bag.

The tutorial is in Spanish so here’s a Youtube link where is explained how to make the star in English

All you need is:

-a 12mm thick crochet needle (that’s about half an inch)

-a straw bag

-a big cone T-shirt yarn

Crochet the star an attach it to the bag and crochet around the bag handles like is shown in this link , but only the first round

Crochet basket pattern made with t-shirt yarn

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This pattern is from Annemarie’s haakblog.

Maybe you already know about her blog, because she is well know for her crochet patterns.

The yarn used for this pattern you can buy here, you’ll need the bigger bundles from €9,00,

and a crochet needle

Did you know it is really easy to make a crochet basket? The pattern is below.

  • Chain 6. Attach the first chain to the last with a SLST.
  • 2SC in every chain. Attach the first to the last with a SLST. (12)
  • Chain 2, 1HDC, 2HDC in the next stitch (so increase!). Repeat around. (18)
  • Skip the two chain that you did at the beginning of row 3. Do 2HDC in the next stitch (INC), 1HDC. Repeat around. (27)
  • INC, 1HDC in the next. Repeat round. (41)
  • 41HDC, but do these stitches only in the inner loops of the stitches of the previous row.
  • Keep doing HDC until you have the height you want.
  • In the last row you do: ***3HDC, chain 1, skip one stitch.*** Repeat around what’s in between ***.
  • Fasten off.

Free crochet doily rug pattern

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Susan Potter who made this rug and wrote the pattern, bought some of my shirt yarn a while ago and now I found this great post of her with the pattern of the doily rug.

The yarn used for the rug “The shirt-yarn” you can buy in my Etsy shop or in my own webshop lvly.nl. we ship worldwide and when you want to order over 10 bundles, you can get great discounts, just contact us

Do you want to make the rug, just click HERE and you will be directed to the blog Dandilion days

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Finger knitting with t-shirt yarn

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What a fun project and specially kids love to finger knit.

At he blog from “I love to create” it’s very well explained how to finger knit with clear  pictures. You can also learn how to make shirt yarn and how to tie and die.

When you don’t want to make your own shirt yarn, you can buy bundles of The shirt yarn in my Etsy shop or are at www.lvly.nl.

I also found a great Youtube tutorial, just click here

Crochet square floor cushion

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Materials

3 balls t-shirt yarn 900 grams

You can buy t-shirt yarn here or here

Crochet Hook No. 12

foam 10x50x50cm

Stretchy fabric ca 140x 80cm

Ikea comforter 150x200cm Mysa grass or fiberfill 150x200cm

Terms:

L=chainstitch

V= US terms single crochet

V= UK terms double crochet

1 inch = aprox 2,21cm

52,5 cm = aprox 24 inch

Crochet a chain of about 35 L.

Skip the first L and crochet then a tour with 34 V.

At the end of every row crochet 1L

Turn piece and work with V and you have to crochet underneath both loops

After 2 rows you have to check if your work is aprox 52,5cm wide.

If different, start again and adjust the amount of chainstitches

You crochet until you have a piece of 52.5 x 105cm. Finish all threads.

Fold your work at the center. Sew the sides tightly with a thread of t-shirt yarn .

Sew a pillowcase of stretchy fabric.

Lay the piece of foam on the comforter and fold the comforter around the piece of foam Put it in the pillowcase.

Put het cushion in the crochet cover. Maybe you’ll need some assistance, because it’s a bit tight .

Close the pillow with a thread of t-shirt yarn

Your pillow is ready! Have fun with it!

If you have any questions, please contact me

This floorcushion was designed by Marutska,  because it was written in Dutch I translated it. Marutska makes beautiful crochet items, if you want to check her blog click here or you can like her on Facebook