18 May

asymmetrical wedge shawl

Asymmetrical Wedge Shawl by La Visch Designs

The asymmetrical wedge shawl has a distinct asymmetrical shape, setting it apart from more traditional crochet shawls. Make a fast, large and cozy shawl in an aran weight yarn as described here, or make it a scarf in a fingering weight yarn. Because this shawl is worked in a single piece from the tip up, it can easily be made in any size you want.

This pattern is written in American English crochet terminology.


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Size and finished measurements
Wingspan of 193 cm (76 inches) measured along the longest edge and a depth of 105 cm (41 inches), measured after blocking.

Difficulty
Techniques used in the Asymmetrical Wedge Shawl consist of fdc, ch, sc and dc stitches. Because of this the pattern is suitable for the advanced beginner.

Pattern details

  • Worked flat back and forth.
  • Gauge is not critical in this design. For the sample shawl: 10 sts and 5.3 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in dc after wet blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (A4 size).

Materials

  • Yarn: 550 m / 600 yds Garnstudio Drops Alaska (100% wool; 69 m (75 yds) / 50 g ) in #11 Red. Substitute for any wool aran weight yarn with a plied structure for a similar result.
  • A size 6 mm (US J/10) crochet hook.
    Yarn needle
01 May

sedum shawl

Sedum Shawl by La Visch Designs

The Sedum Shawl is a lovely two-tone shawl with a striped body and delicate contrasting lace edging. Make it in the small size for a sweet kerchief or in one of the three larger sizes for a lovely elegant and warm cover-up.

This shawl is worked from the top-down in one piece, starting at the neck edge. The instructions for the border of the shawl are provided both fully charted and written out.

This pattern is written in American English crochet terminology.


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Size and finished measurements
This pattern includes 4 sizes: S (M, L, XL) with a wingspan of 126 (155, 200, 229) cm (50 (61, 79, 90) inches) and a depth of 60 (77, 100, 115) cm (24 (30, 39, 45) inches), measured after blocking.

Difficulty
Techniques used in The Sedum Shawl consist of sl st, sc, hdc, dc and ch st. Because of this the pattern is suitable for the advanced beginner.

Pattern details

  • Worked flat back and forth.
  • Gauge is not critical in this design. For the sample shawl: 14 sts / 9 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over hdc, measured after blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (A4 size).

Materials

  • Yarn: Yarn in DK weight in the following quantities: MC – Lilac: 275 (445, 760, 1025) m or 300 (485, 835, 1120) yds, CC – Blue / Petrol: 200 (275, 390, 490) m or 215 (305, 425, 535) yds. Used in the sample: Ice Yarns Virgin Wool Deluxe (100% wool; 280 m (306 yds) / 100 g) in lilac and blue / petrol.
  • Size 5.5 mm (US I/9) and size 6 mm (US J/10) crochet hooks.
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 removable stitch markers (optional)
09 Mar

cherry blossoms stole

cherry blossoms stole

In the April 2016 issue of I Like Crochet it is all about the change of seasons: Melting icicles, green grass, flowers emerging from once-frozen soil—Spring is here! This issue is filled with light and lacy projects for that transition between cool-to-warm weather.

For the “fantastic florals” section in this issue, I have designed the Cherry Blossoms Stole. Pictures courtesy of I like Crochet Magazine.

This lovely stole features a dainty floral lace pattern, perfect to dress up any outfit. Wear it as a shoulder wrap to show off the full stunning flower pattern, or as a simple lacy scarf. Take advantage of a beautiful fingering weight yarn with long color runs, as pictured, for a truly spectacular look.

This pattern is now also available through La Visch Designs!

cherry blossoms stole

cherry blossoms stole

30 Jan

paris pillbox hat & cowl

Paris Pilbox & Cowl

Originally published as an exclusive design inside Issue #20 of Happily Hooked Magazine, the Paris Pillbox Hat & Cowl is now also available directly from La Visch Designs! The hat in this set is in the pillbox shape reminiscent of the Forties and Fifties of the previous century. A most stylish way of keeping your head warm! To complete the set there is also a matching cowl.

The Paris Pillbox Hat and Cowl are worked from the top down and feature an eye-catching textured stitch pattern.

This pattern is written in American English crochet terminology.


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Size and finished measurements
Hat: Sizes S (M, L): 48.5 (58, 65) cm (19 (23 ¾, 26 ½) inches) circumference.
Cowl: Sizes S (M, L): 67 (84, 101) cm (26 (33, 40) inches) circumference and 20 cm (8 inches) high.

Difficulty
Techniques used consist of puff stitches, dc, dc increases, sc, bphdc and ch stitches. Because of this, the pattern is suitable for the intermediate crocheter.

Pattern details

  • Worked in the round
  • Gauge Hat: 14 sts / 11.4 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches measured over dc in the crown of the hat.
  • Gauge Cowl: Gauge is not critical in this cowl design. For the sample cowl: 12.6 sts / 9 rounds = 10 cm (4 inches) in stitch pattern (after blocking).
  • Pattern language is English
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)

Materials

  • Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alaska (100% wool; 69 m (75 yards) / 50 g) in red 01 in the following quantities:
    Hat: 94 (114, 135) m (103 (125, 148) yds) or 2 (2, 2) balls of yarn.
    Cowl: 175 (220, 265) m (190 (240, 285) yds) or 3 (4, 4) balls of yarn.
    Substitute for any aran weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Crochet hook Hat: 5 mm / US # H-8 (or size to get gauge).
  • Crochet hook Cowl: 6 mm / US # J-10.
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 removable stitch marker to indicate the end of rounds (optional)
16 Jan

wide horizon boatneck tee

Wide Horizon Boatneck Tee

The Wide Horizon Boatneck Tee is a striking top is an oversized, drapey boatneck tee that boasts a playful stripe pattern, decorative outside seams and slit shoulder detail that makes this tee a perfect garment for a breezy summer day. The simple construction makes it suitable for crocheters of all levels and provides a versatile and easy to wear garment.

This pattern is written in American English crochet terminology.


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Sizing
This pattern includes 5 sizes: S (M, L, XL, XXL) to fit bust size 86.4 (96.5, 106.7, 116.8, 127) cm or 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) inches.
The intended fit is with approx. 10 to 11.5 cm (4 to 4.5 inches) of positive ease at the bust. Sample shown is in size M.

Difficulty
Techniques used include sc, fhdc and hdc through the front loop as well as slip stitches. This pattern is suitable for crocheters of all levels.

Pattern details

  • This design is worked flat
  • Gauge: 17.2 sts and 11.9 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in hdc fl after wet blocking.
  • Pattern language is English
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (A4 size)

Yarn
Drops Cotton Light [50% cotton, 50% polyester; 105 m (115 yds) per 50 gram skein] in the following colors and quantities:
C1 – #14 Turquoise: 272 (330, 356, 412, 436) m or 297 (361, 389, 451, 477) yds.
C2 – #02 White: 352 (367, 444, 453, 530) m or 385 (401, 486, 495, 580) yds.
C3 – #08 Ice Blue: 272 (330, 356, 412, 436) m or 297 (361, 389, 451, 477) yds.

Substitute sport to DK weight cotton yarn for a similar result.

Materials

  • Size 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
  • Yarn needle.
15 Nov

paris pillbox hat & cowl

Paris Pillbox Hat & Cowl by La Visch Designs

Happily Hooked Magazine Issue 20 is all about Vintage-Inspired Designs with Contemporary Flair. And both my Paris Pillbox Hat & Cowl are an exclusive feature!

The hat in this set is in the pillbox shape reminiscent of the Forties and Fifties of the previous century. A most stylish way of keeping your head warm! To complete the set there is also a matching cowl.

These designs are now also available directly through La Visch Designs.

 

11 Nov

asymmetrical wedge shawl

Asymmetrical Wedge Shawl by La Visch Designs

In the December 2015 issue of I Like Crochet the magic of the winter season is captured in sparkly new patterns to crochet your dream Christmas. For the “baby it’s warm inside” section in this issue, I have designed the Asymmetrical Wedge Shawl. Pictures courtesy of I like Crochet Magazine.

This pattern is now also available through La Visch Designs!

This wedge shawl has a distinct asymmetrical shape, setting it apart from more traditional crochet shawls. Make a fast, large and cozy shawl in an aran weight yarn as described here, or make it a scarf in a fingering weight yarn. Because this wedge shawl is worked in a single piece from the tip up, it can easily be made in any size you want.

Asymmetrical Wedge Shawl by La Visch Designs

Asymmetrical Wedge Shawl by La Visch Designs

26 Jul

stip baby cardigan

Stip Baby Cardigan by La Visch Designs


The little two-tone Stip Baby Cardigan is a simple and elegant layering piece for when the weather is still cold and a little extra warmth is much appreciated. With its eye-catching dot yoke and soft A-line shape, it is bound to become a timeless favorite.

This cardigan is worked back and forth from the top down in one piece, with a reverse single crochet neck and hem finishing in a contrasting color.
This pattern is written in American English crochet terminology.


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Sizing
This pattern includes the following baby sizes:
3M (6M, 12M, 18M, 2) with finished chest size 49.5 (52, 54.5, 56.5, 63) cm / 19 ½ (20 ½, 21 ½, 22 ¼ , 24 ¾) inches to fit chest 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48, 53.5) cm / 16 (17, 18, 19, 21) inches.
Approx. 9 cm or 3 ½ inches positive ease recommended.

Difficulty
Techniques used consist of foundation half double crochet foundation row, hdc, dc and ch stitches as well as various hdc increases and decreases.
This pattern is suitable for the intermediate crocheter.

Pattern details

  • Top-down
  • Gauge: 17 sts and 11.5 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in hdc after wet blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (A4 size)

Yarn
Yarn in DK or worsted weight in the following quantities:

  • Main color: 300 (385, 435, 505, 515) m (330 (420, 475, 550, 565) yds) in gray.
  • Contrast Color: 60 (63, 70, 75, 80) m (65 (70, 75, 80, 85) yds) in lime.

Materials

  • Size 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 4 removable stitch markers
  • three size 3/8” sew-on snap buttons
03 Jun

hugs & kisses hat & scarf set

hugs & kisses hat & scarf set

Luxurious, stylish and deceptively easy. The broomstick lace-filled Hugs & Kisses Hat & Scarf set is a perfectly coordinated set to last you all winter long. Together the hat and scarf provide all the warm woolen hugs and kisses one can ask for in winter time.

For pattern details on the Hugs & Kisses Hat, click here, for details on the Hugs & Kisses Scarf, please click here.


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03 Jun

hugs & kisses hat

Hugs and Kisses Hat by La Visch Designs

Luxurious, stylish and deceptively easy, the broomstick lace-filled Hugs and Kisses Hat is a perfectly coordinated set together with the matching scarf to last you all winter long. Together the hat and scarf provide all the warm woolen hugs and kisses one can ask for in winter time.

This pattern is written in American English crochet terminology.


Price: € 4,90 add to basket

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Difficulty level
The Hugs and Kisses Hat features a broomstick lace border applied on the ribbed band of the hat. Stitches used include foundation sc, extended sc, sc, front loop sc, sl st and dc. Skill Level: Easy

Sizes and finished measurements
To fit size: 50-55 (55-60) cm, 20-22 (22-24) inches.

Pattern details

  • Worked partially flat and partially in the round
  • Written for a gauge of approx. 14 sts and 10 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in ribbed band pattern after wet blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (A4 size)

Materials

  • 150 m (164 yds) / 100 g Garnstudio DROPS Big fabel [75% wool, 25% nylon; 150 m (164 yds)/100 g] in #105 Turquoise. Substitute any aran weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Hooks size 5.5 mm (US size I/9) and 7 mm (US size K/10 ½) were used for the sample hat.
  • Dowel with 9 cm (3 ½ inch) circumference for the broomstick lace (for example an actual broomstick)
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker