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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 🙂




Lily`s beanies :)


My little girl got  jealouse of her grandpa`s hat, telling me she wanted one similar to it, giving me the perfect excuse to keep my promise of making other beanies of the same pattern i used for my dad`s with different colours and accessorizing it a bit :))

I made her 2 beanies and she loved them and i fell for this pattern more and more, i used gloria canan yarn this time and  like it, the colours are nice for a 2.5 yrs old girl and the fit was perfect.

the flowers i got from fellow crocheters on their blogs and the designs are nice, here are the links for the flowers` patterns :




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A Hat For My Dad :)


My dad has been asking me to make him a hat for a while and it has been really cold here these past few days, i found this pattern on and it`s the simplest i ve ever made, i love the fact it only took me 2 hours to finish, i hope it fits cuz i think it looks good and the yarn is alize bebe batiq, one of my favourites :), i made 7 increase rows and about 5 rows for body, i m probably gonna make more in different colours isa and maybe accessorize it a little bit 🙂

link to the pattern :




The 25 Ways Scarf :)

A few days ago a friend of mine posted this video titled “25 ways to wear ur scarf” on facebook and i just loved it, so i thought why not make a scarf  that is simple but in the same time would give different colours and looks according to the way it`s worn :), i aimed for it to be a simple pattern that any beginner just starting to learn how to crochet would enjoy making it and eventually wearing it.

so here is the pattern :

* gauge : u really don`t need specific gauge for this project, just do it as it suits u, i prefer it to be a little long to fit any look u ll wear.

* yarn : (i used 3 skeins of yarn, and playing with the colours was a vey imp. thing to get the look i wanted)

1-the multicoloured yarn is Alize Bebe Ba tiq 3.35 Oz, 383 yds

2- the pink and white ones are gloria canan 100 % acrylic 100 gm no. 3.7

I have to say the yarns worked togethere really good and i love there firm yet soft and rich texture, the colour blend gave the affect i was hoping to get.


ch.> chain


dc> double crochet

pattern instructions in english :

– chain any odd no. u d like according to the size u want

– row 1 :  insert hook in 3 chain from hook (counts as first dc), 1 dc in same ch., ** skip a ch., 2 dc in next ch, skip a chain, 2 dc in chain ** repeat from ** to **

– row 2 : chain 3 (counts as first dc), dc in sp. bet. lower dcs, 2 dc in next space bet. lower dcs, and keep going like that while changing colours then fasten off and enjoy wearing ur new scarf.

plz for any inquries leave me a comment and i d be happy to answer.

the link of the 25 ways to wear ur scarf video on :

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شرح الباترون باللغه العربيه  –

 هنعمل سلسله باي عدد فردي يدينا المقاس اللي نحبه ويناسبنا

 الصف الاول : هندخل الابره في الغرزه الثالثه بعيدا عنها و نعتبر هذه الغرز الثلاثه هي اول عمود بلفه, و بعدين نعمل عمود بلفه في نفس الغرزه, نفوت غرزه, نعمل اتنين عمود بلفه في الغرزه اللي بعده و نفو ت غرزه و بعدين اتنين عمود بلفه في الغرزه اللي بعدها و نمشي كده لاخر السطر

الصف التاني: هنعمل 3 سلسله نعتبرها اول عمود و بعدين نعمل عمود بلفه في نفس المساحه اللي بين العمو اللي تحت, و بعدين لاخر الشغل نفضل نعمل اتنين عمود بلفه في المسافه ما بين العمودين بنفس الغرزه و نغير الالوان زي ما نحب لحد ما نخلص 🙂 و بكده تبقي الكوفيه خلصت-

and finally another look fo r this pattern that i hope u ll like :


My Etsy Bitsy Shawl :)

my etsy bitsy shawl for my mom


I made this shawl, that i love so much, according to the pattern that`s available as a free pdf download at ( www. )  named “elise shawl ” that u could find at this link after u sign up into this amazing site filled with free patterns and talented fellow knitters and crocheters>

the pattern is written and  drawn, i got alittle lost at the written pattern but the diagram is really clear and super easy.

I used alize batiq gold mohair, and it`s perfect for this pattern, it`s also my first time to block an item and it worked very well, i used wet blocking technique and it gave amazing results, the stitches like blossomed and the yarn looked less angry :), it gave it extra length and enhanced the border look.

i made mine of only way skein of yarn, that`s why it looks a little small but i think 2 skeins would be sufficient for  nice looking one, i m glad my mom loved it and i guess i may try the pattern with other colours isa.

to learn more about the blocking technique check the following link :

for any info. or inquiry plz leave me a comment and i ll gladly answer, thank you.