Monday, 21 January 2013

From Small to Big - Crochet

Greetings of the day, dear friends! The Grow Your Blog party left me with some great reads and new readers! I"m glad  you stayed here :) 
The sunny weekend was enjoyable, as our friends came for dinner, and we had nice food and good chats. Now to business, here is a Tunisian crochet stripe turned into a wall decor with embroidered flowers. This type of hanging wall decor was inspired by Indian crafts, and I had such project in mind for over six months till I realized it. I had a little trouble as the stripe was actually curling up because of the tight crocheting. Hopefully I can improve this further. 

Now - something related to Russian culture. When I just started crocheting, the first "order" I got was from my D, when he asked me to make a Soviet cartoon character Cheburashka. I didn't fulfill this wish until I learned how to make toys (amigurumi). I felt a little guilty about my procrastination, so the Cheburashka's face jumped from the crochet hook at once few days ago (did it sound scary?:). Other parts are coming up soon too. By the way, those Pony split ring markers worked very well for marking the stitches, so this purchase wasn't waste.
Sunday can be called a "Yarnday" for me, as this is when I do... yarn shopping, yea! With valuable help of my husband (as he always deals with the shopkeepers), I purchased these 6 colors for my ambitious (hehe) blanket project. I'm slowly trying to move from small to big forms as you see :). This yarn is of the Indian brand Vardhman and called Brilon. I'm glad it had at least this marking on it.
That's all so far.  Will be back with some more crochet and perhaps, a pattern for Cheburashka. 
                    Have a nice day and take care!                                                 

46 comments:

  1. The wallhanging idea is great and chebrushka is already looking cute. These split markers work well but I prefer using tiny circular earrings.
    Cant wait to see ur cute ami!!! :)
    Good day

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    1. Thanks for liking him, he already got his head yesterday :)hehe
      yea, earrings can be great too, but you those split ring markers were too cute to resist buying them, hai na?:)
      Good day to you too, Shikha!

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  2. I like the wall hanging - it looks very nice. Love the yarn too. :)

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  3. I would like to try tunisian crochet but I don't have an afghan hook.

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    1. You can buy one online, they are easily available from the market too. Go ahead!:)

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  4. What beautiful colors of yarn. Nothing perks you up better than a shopping trip for yarn.

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    1. I know that only those who crochet and knit can understand that joy of buying new yarn :)

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  5. Your wall hanging looks very nice! The yarn colors are very beautiful and I like the range Vardhman has but not all stores will keep the entire range.
    Best wishes for your amigurumi project:)

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    1. Thanks, Preeti! Yes, I'm also happy to find such color range in the market, they have many other colors, but it's quite difficult to find different shades of the same. I feel like Indian yarn manufacturers a little hesitant to produce full color schemes and fibers.

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  6. Such beautiful coloured yarns! Although at first I read the word as "yam shopping" and wondered why you were getting so worked up about a vegetable, LOL!

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  7. Looks like you mastered the Tunisian crochet, and turned it into something fabulous along the way! Can't wait to see Cheburashkafinished, now...and the start of your LARGE project! Have a wonderful week, Anna - XOXO Tanya

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! Cheburashka is coming soon :)
      Have a great week too!

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  8. I like your wall hanging I'm doing a blanket in strips of tunisian crochet right now and it is curling at the edges too, I'm hoping it will be ok once I have done the border :)

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  9. Love the wall hanging and the colors of your new yarn are fantastic.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. That is a lovely little wall hanging. You are doing great with the Tunisian stitch. Best wishes, Tammy

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  11. A new beginning to a new year. Thats pretty out there on your wall. And all the best for your BIG project :)

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    1. Thanks, Aishwarya! you always make me feel special :)

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  12. So many pretty wool colours! I like the wall hanging, it's lovely! Clever girl!

    Have a lovely Monday :)

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  13. The wallhanging is beautiful! And loving the adorable yellow cartoon guy too.

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    1. Thanks, Jojo ! :) I hope I can finish him soon.

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  14. The wall hanging is very pretty. Great use of the Tunisian crochet you learned. Good luck with the blanket. I am sure you will enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks, Rajeshwari! MY hands already itch to start it! I made a sample granny square with those colors, looks awesomely bright!

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  16. Hi Anna,
    The Amigurumi looks cute and yarn looks very vibrant.
    I too use left out circular ear rings as a stitch marker...

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    1. Hi, Iniyaa!
      Thanks for liking :) Well, i will try to use them too then :)

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  17. Anna, beautiful wall hanging finish. I tried Tunisian crochet into purse once..lovely idea of wall hanging.

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    1. Thanks, Nima!
      yes, it's my dream too to make a purse with Tunisian :)do you have yours in your blog?i'd love to see it!

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  18. Wow Anna your wall hanging is stunning - what a great idea for a straight piece - congratulations on mastering a new stitch! Your Cheburashka is looking fab too!
    Love your rainbow of yarns - can't wait to see more of your woolly projects.
    Ali x

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    1. Hi, Ali! Thanks a ton for liking my slow crochet work :)
      Take care and catch up later!:)

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  19. Wow, what gorgeous colours. Best of luck for your new project.
    Love

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  20. Hi Anna, I haven't tried Tunisian crochet yet, but now that I've seen your pretty wall-hanging, maybe I will! I love the colours you've chosen for your blanket!

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    1. Hi, Lilli! You shall try it, just for the sake of learning something new. it'll be easy as you know how to crochet already:)
      Thanks for paying visit back!

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  21. Jacob is laughing at me, wondering why I'm saying, "Cheburashka" over and over. I like the sound of it, and I like the colors ;-)

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  22. Lovely wall hanging! I found that tunisian crochet curls a lot but one trick I learned is to use a hook that's a size or two bigger than the yarn calls for and the curling should be reduced :) xx

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    1. Thanks, Elisabeth, I will try this trick ;)

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  23. Lovely Wall Hanging Anna :)
    Amigurumi does really works up fast.. but finishing takes time..

    The yarn looks pretty..
    I have also purchased yarn for a blanket..Lets see when it gets a green signal ;)
    Have A Great Day...

    Archana :)

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  24. So nice ideas, Anna! I'm so happy to see this! Я жду Чебурашечка!

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    1. I'm glad, Svetla :) Cheburashechka coming up sooon:) hopefully.lol

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  25. Divne,vesele boje!
    Imaš kod mene pravu blog-nagradu za to:)
    Pozdrav!

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  26. Lovely Wall Hanging.. :-) Looks pretty

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