The crochet Diary

for the love of all that is handmade

Lily`s New Bolero :)



I was thrilled to find a simple and amazingly easy free pattern for a bolero designed by Yasmin Gamal on her blog ” the c side of chocolate mints in a jar blog ”

it took only 2 days to make ( 2 busy days ) and i love it, i needed one for my 3.5 yrs old daughter, to match a dress i got her for the feast ( not the one in the picture) and this pattern turned out to be just what i wanted, needless to say ofcourse that Laila adores it




I had this yarn for ages and didn`t know what to do with it, i didn`t like the colour much and multicoloured yarns are really difficult in finding a project that truly shows its beauty, but amazingly it worked for this pattern and it suits the dress.

the yarn is Batiq design Alize diva (silk Effect ), this bolero used less than one skein.

i m definitely gonna make more of it, maybe one for me ๐Ÿ™‚




Leen`s Sunny Lime Baby Afghan :)

Made this for my cousin`s new born baby girl ” Leen” (whom i can`t wait to see ) , found the pattern as a free Ravelry download under the name ” Rainbow Ripple Baby Afghan “, loved the pattern, so easy and simple to follow.

I get bored fast and that usually discouraged me from making Afghans ย but this project didn`t take much time, its size is approximately 80 c.m. in diameter ย before blocking.

I used Alize Diva cotton yarn and liked the silk effect it gave and the sunny shiny look of the colours, it looks really festive ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I gave it to my cousin 2 days before the delivery and then had to travel home, I ll be going to see her during the Fitr Feast In Sha2 Allah , and i truly can`t wait to see the little tiny thing wrapped in it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚