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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Regulus a Tapestry Crochet Cap

 Regulus a Tapestry Crochet Cap

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“Regulus” is another Tapestry Crochet cap, which I made many years ago. This fits an adult head with a 22 “ or 56 cm circumference when you reach gauge. Regulus (α Leo, α Leonis, Alpha Leonis) is the brightest star in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky, lying approximately 79 light years from Earth. Regulus is a multiple star system composed of four stars that are organized into two pairs. Of the brightest stars in the sky, Regulus is closest to the ecliptic.

Be playful with color and enjoy your journey into Tapestry Crochet.

Materials Crochet Hook - size F (3.75mm)

 Gauge: 13 FPdc = 2 inches = 10 Rnds in FPdc

 Main Color = MC (Sail the 7 Seas) 75 grams / 255 yards @ 144 sts Contrasting Color = CC (Maus Jung) 53 grams / 178.5 yards @ 144 sts

 Yarn – Wollemeise Twin /Fingering , MC; CC (Main Picture) 120 grams total Cascade Yarns       
              Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors


Saturday, March 21, 2015

FPdc BPdc & RSC or crab stitch Video

This is my latest video as I am demonstrating the stitches of FPdc , BPdc and Rsc or Crab stitch.
I hope that you find this video helpful and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tapestry Crochet Hat Test almost done

Tapestry crochet hat wip 2015
I am almost done with my second Tapestry Crochet Hat.  I should be able to take pictures some time this weekend.

One of the things that I was thinking while making the hat. was how much fun it is.  There is a lot of work that you have to do and attention to detail.  People that do not appreciate crochet because it is not knitting are at a loss.  In Spanish, making cloth or fabric has the same name, unless you are sewing.  In Spanish you knit with a loom, two needles or a crochet needle or hook.  Anyway here it is as I am giving it the final touches.  I may include a video , I have not decided just yet.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 2015 Color Stranding WIP

Another Tapestry crochet pattern in the works.It is March 2015 and it is now that it is taking shape for sure. Tapestry Crochet Hats are for the committed soul that wants a challenge and to make a different kind of crochet hat. These hats tend to be warmer.  I started this hat last year and it got stalled.

Sometimes I have to let an idea sit down for a while and let the pattern talk to me.  There at time that I make a pattern and I don't like the way it looks or the way it translate to a pattern.  These hats are not for the faint of heart, it is a commitment to make art with your hook.

The yarn is a fingering weight yarn from Wollmeise , but any fingering weight with a percentage of nylon or poly-amid blend will be a good choice. Tapestry crochet has a limited elastic property of as they say it has very little negative ease, but a sock yarn like this one allows it to have some elasticity.

So two hats in Tapestry crochet and one Hat in Fair Isle will be Published either this month or next Month.  Maybe a little of both.  Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned.
 Tapestry crochet hat two

Friday, March 06, 2015

Tapestry Crochet Hats for 2015

Tapestry crochet hat test

This is my first Tapestry crochet Hat of 2015. I am at this moment creating the Infant size hat of this pattern.  Sometimes this makes it challenging, because you have to make changes for smaller hats and still have a connection with the pattern.  I do test my own patterns, I find mistakes and make corrections, then I have a friend read through them. I make more than one hat to test the pattern.  I usually sell or donate hats to different causes, so all my props get a home.

Believe it or not I have another one that I am working one, but it takes time. It takes time because I am kind of reverse engineering a pattern I made some years ago.  Sometimes it is easy to figure out what it is that I am doing, and some time it is not.  As crazy as that is, I am also creating a Fair Isle hat that I was inspired to create while creating the crochet pattern.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and remember to Spring Forward Sunday at 2 am.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Happy Eros Day Sale for February 2015

**This is my Newest Pattern "Esho Funi" cowl with lace** Esho Funi Cowl (19)

My latest **Winter Fair Isle Hat "Dear Deer"** 

Dear Deer hat (22)

Celebrating the Month of Love and Friendship all my patterns are 50%. Coupon code "eros2015" Until midnight February 28, 2015 at 23:59 Pacific Time

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Esho Funi" Cowl with lace

Esho Funi Cowl Collage3A

“Esho Funi” Cowl with Lace. This pattern was inspired by the Japanese feather pattern by Barbara G. Walker , from the Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It has been adapted for a cowl in the round with some modifications for a more balanced look.

Esho Funi is a Japanese concept of non-duality of life and its environment. The principle that life and its environment, though two seemingly distinct phenomena, are essentially non-dual; they are two integral phases of a single reality.


1) Wollemeise Lace Garn (75 gms), 435 yds. (green or petersilie)

Green Cowl at 96 sts , 30 grams, 174 yards, blocked to 24” round and 9.5 “ tall.

2) Courchevel, 90% Mink 10% Silk, Light Fingering , 383 yards (lipstick red)

Red Cowl at 144 sts , 30 grams, 230 yards
blocked to 36 inches in the round and 9.5 inches tall,

Needles: US 8 or 5.0 mm, circulars or dpns

Gauge: about 8 stitches and 12.5 Rows = 2 inches ;
Two repeats in pattern; 24 sts = 6 inches wide and about 20 Rows = 4 inches tall

Stitch markers (recommended). Stitch markers help with your stitch count and repetitions.
Blocking boards and (stainless) pins.

This Cowl comes in different sizes. S(mall) at 96 sts, (M)edium at 144 sts, (L)arge at 192 sts. These are just suggested lengths you may make one that is smaller or larger. This pattern has negative ease.

The Green Cowl at 96 sts was 18 “ in the round by 9” tall unblocked, and after being blocked it expanded to 24” round and 9.5 “ tall.

Pattern Notes:

This pattern was designed using Intwined Studio software. Some of the written instructions may seem redundant, but be assured that they should be without errors. Sometimes you will find instructions like “ssk2” or “ssk3”. This means that the instruction for the ssk stitch will be done (ssk2) twice or (ssk3) three times respectively. I have allowed the software verbosity to be present as to stay away from making a mistake by trying to shorten the instructions.

Sells for $ 6.00