Crochet poncho for newborn baby girl

I believe this is the tiniest poncho I have ever crocheted. It was intended for my cousin's baby girl, but by the time she came for a fitting she already had grown out of it.

So today I listed it on Etsy for a small price - really just to cover the yarn - so I hope someone will find it the perfect gift. If not, I'll wait for the next baby girl to be born...

Making poncho's is so much fun. The pattern is very straightforward, so it leaves lots of room to play with colors and little embellishments.

I used yellow, lime and fuchsia 100% mercerized cotton. It has a lovely shine and feels very soft and light. Perfect for a cool Summer's day.


A crochet pattern from New Zealand

It must have been on Instagram that I bumped into an amazing crochet designer from the other side of the world. In New Zealand of all places! Alia from The Little Bee takes incredibly colorful and attractive pictures. Have a look here.

There were pics from people all over the world with their version of her pattern. It's amazing to see what a different selection of colors does for a design.

Also the choice of yarn affects the design. For my version I used BB Merino by Fonty. It's a very fine and soft yarn. I bought it at the factory outlet in the Creuse departement in France. You can read about it here

I am very curious though what the shawl will look like with a cotton or a more chunkier yarn, like byClaire nr. 2 for example.

Anyway, I hope my pictures inspire you to maybe create your own version of Alia's pattern, which you can find (and buy) on Ravelry.

Also, I'd like you to know I am adding this shawl to my Etsy store today. Feel free to take a look there. I do take custom orders too, and I'd love to use this pattern to create something unique for you.


Happy Spring!

I was so excited yesterday about it being the last day of Winter, I made my first doily ever!

I used a very fine cotton yarn (DMC Petra) and needle (Clover Amour 2,5).

Years ago I bought a magazine with old-fashioned doilies in France. You know the white lacey ones that you find in your great-grandmother's attic ;-)

I loved adding some color to the intricate designs. This one is rather conservative I think, but very Spring-like. The DMC Petra yarn has such a beautiful shine. I think I might invest in a couple of different colors and make some more. What do you think?

Happy Spring everyone. May we all blossom :-)


SOLD | A crocheted poncho for a 10 year old girl

This week I finally finished the poncho that was commissioned mid December... It was sort of finished, but I had made a mistake in the border and couldn't live with it.

So I frogged it and started all over. I have to admit that it is totally worth it to kill your darlings. Things work out much better now.

The collar is also a second version.

Even though it's almost Spring now, I did sell the poncho today and I hope I made it big enough for the sweet little lady, so she can wear it again in the fall.

The yarn is Drops Lima (65% wool 35% alpaca) by Garnstudio Drops Design.
The pattern is all mine. If you're interested in a similar poncho, don't hesitate to get in touch. I love making poncho's.

Have a lovely weekend!