Blair Ribbed Hem Crop Top

Welcome.

In this ‘hellish’ August, I managed to stop and put aside the wool…. to get cotton!

I really wanted to make a top that was quick, simple, and with which I could use a yarn no longer in production.

This is the “filo di Biella“.

The thickness changes as you work it and I used it double (two strands worked together) and used 4 balls in total for a size S+ (I scrupulously followed the instructions given by the designer and they were very helpful).

I must say that I got on very well. The pattern suggests Garnstudio DROPS Cotton Merino yarn, but I leave here some substitutions:

The pattern is Blair ribbed hem crop top.

For more photos, please click here.

Let me know if you have, or recommend something similar in the comments.

ArtEC

Italian Summer Crochet Top

In this hot summer I managed to find time to present you with a really simple summer top.

It’s the Italian Summer crochet top.

Crocheted with a fresh yarn, such as cotton or linen, and without too much thought.

I used Safran by Garn Studio and 3.00 mm hook (USA 2 1/2).

These are two panels that are subsequently joined together.

A graphic pattern is included in the diagram, so I recommend it to those who are at least at an intermediate level.

The open-work weave and sizes ranging from XS to XXXL make it a really suitable pattern for everyone.

I thank the testers for their splendid work.

Grab the pattern on Ravelry, Amazon or Lovecrafts.

Let me know in the comments if you do this and what you think.

ArtEC

5+1 Free Knitting Sites- Part 2 –

Good morning.

In this article I would like to continue to share with you a whole range of free knitting sites. And, like last time, a final bonus.

# 1 Knit Picks

Here you will find whatever you are looking for.

# 2 Lion Brand Yarn

Another very popular site, not only for its fantastic patterns, but also for its tools.

# 3 Garn Studio

Here I would like to give you a piece of advice: if you can, choose English (American) as the language, as the patterns are much more numerous than in other languages (into which, I imagine, they are translated).

# 4 Plymouth Yarn

You are sure to find something that inspires you. There are plenty of simple patterns and others suitable for a more experienced person.

# 5 Interweave

Patterns galore and lots of useful resources, especially for beginners.

Bonus – Vogue Knitting

I think the magazine needs no further explanation, it is so famous all over the world.

Click here and discover all the free patterns.

And that is all for today. Let me know if you already know them or if you have other free resources to suggest.

ArtEC

Love Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

Good afternoon.

In this hot June, I offer you a beginner-friendly project that allows you to recycle (eco-friendly).

It is a crocheted rug created from old cotton T-shirts.

So first, I leave you with a video explaining how to join the various parts that are cut out of the shirt.

This is the method I have chosen. There are also other ways on the Internet. Find the method you like best.

At this point we have our skein (or several skeins) and all we have to do is start the project!

I use it when I get out of the shower, especially in summer. It helps to absorb water and not to get the floor wet. It is easy to wash and dry. In short, practical for everyday life.

PATTERN

Materials:
– Yarn made by me from old shirts (suggested yarn: Paintbox Yarns Recycled T-Shirt)
– Hook (10 mm)
– Stitch marker

Gauge:
6 stitches and 5 rows = 10 cm

Stitches:
Ch = chain Sc = single crochet Sl st = slip stitch 2 sc = 2 single crochet in the same

How to:


Round 1: 3 ch, form a ring and close it with a sl st. 6 sc in the center of ring, sl st. (6)


Round 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, sl st. (8)


Round 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same stitch, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, sl st. (16)


Round 4: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, sl st. (26)


Round 5: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same stitch, 2 sc, 1 sc. Repeat from * to * all stitch across. Sl st. (37)


Round 6: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same stitch, 2 sc, 1 sc. Repeat from * to * all stitch across. Sl st. (57)


Round 7: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same stitch, 2 sc, 1 sc. Repeat from * to * all stitch across. Sl st. (86)


Round 8: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch around, sl st. (87)


Round 9: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch around, sl st. (88)


Round 10: 1 ch, sc in each stitch around, sl st. (88)

Round 11: 1 ch, sc in each stitch around, sl st. (88)


Round 12: 1 ch, sc in each stitch around, sl st. (88)


Round 13: 1 ch, sc in each stitch around, sl st. (88)


Round 14: 1 ch, sc in each stitch around, sl st. (88)


Round 15: 1 ch, sc in each stitch around, sl st. (88)


Round 16: 1 ch, sc in each stitch around, sl st. Fasten off. (88)

Final measurements: 60 cm.

If you want you can continue and make it the size you want.

Can’t wait to see your results!

ArtEC

One Skein Free Knit Patterns 5 + 1

Good afternoon.

Today I want to help all those knitters who have a skein of yarn left there in the corner.

Sometimes you pick it up, bring it closer to a project, but in the end it always stands alone.

With the free knitting patterns I am proposing, you will certainly know what to do with them.

Let’s go!

1 – February Hat

This hat is heavily worked and is suitable for an intermediate level, but your yarn will certainly be used.

2- Summer Secret Crop

This top is ideal for Summer and warmer afternoons.

3 – One Skein Wonder

A shawl in the shape of a dragon’s tail, a classic of knitting.

4 – Little Creek Buff

I love the ‘wave’ pattern that has been created in this neck warmer.

5 – Garter Ridge Baby Cardigan in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease

And now a pattern suitable for our little ones. Just change the colour to make it ideal for both a boy and a girl.

BONUS

Seaside Summer Crop Top

Since the temperatures are rising, I wanted to add a pattern of a top as soft as a cloud.

Among these free knitting patterns, which one would you like to knit now?

Let me know in the comments!

ArtEC