Tag Archives: lace

Alpine, Seashore, Jewel and Sunshine


Hello everyone,

On the title are the theme of the yarns I recently dyed and are now available for purchase. It took me months to prepare these much and the progress continues InsyaAllah. My job is so much fun, Alhamdulillah.

To see the choices of hand-dyed yarns, select Hand-Dyed and select the choices from themes from the drop down menu. Under Shop you will find other type of yarns including the famous Balinese Cotton Yarns as well as the hand-dyed which are being sold as Clearance. Those in the Clearance Box are a mixed color of yarns and sold as a package.
Detail info of the individual yarns and pricing is shown on each photos.
If you have any question you can contact me via email or drop me a message on  Crochet Republic FB Page.
Thank you…
Happy crocheting or knitting…

Lacy Granny Modified Version

This is a modification of the green lacy granny I made last year. I am still using a lace yarn, still crocheted tightly using the smallest size of crochet hook. The change I made was  on the number of starting chains and stitches in the first round and changing the 2nd round into dc instead of cluster.

Yarn: Lace/Sport/Size 5 crochet thread will do.  While typing this I was thinking to make another one as soon as I have a chance in bulky size yarns or T-Yarn for a cushion cover!

Hook: B/2.25mm

Term: US


1. Make 8 ch, join with sl st to form a ring, 1 ch.
2. 24 sc into the ring, join with sl st.


3. 8 ch (counted as 1 dc and 5 ch), sk next st, dc in each of next 2 st.
(5 ch, sk next st, dc in next 2 st) 7 times, join with sl st to 3rd of 8 ch.


4. 1 ch, [(2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc) into next 5 ch sp] 8 times, join with sl st to 1st sc.


5. Sl st into each of next 6 st, 8 ch (counted as 1 dc and 5 ch), (dc in next st, 6 ch, sc in next tr, 3 ch, sc in next st, 6 ch, dc in next tr, 5 ch) 3 times. Join with sl st to first 3rd of 8 ch sp.


6.  1 ch. {[(2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 3 ch, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc) into next 5 ch sp, [(2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc) into next 6 ch sp], 3 sc into next 3 ch sp, [(2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr,  2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc) into next 6 ch sp]} 4 times. Join with sl st to the first sc.
7. 1 ch, sl st into each of next 6 st, [(3 sc, 1 ch, 3 sc) into 3 ch sp, (8 ch, sc into next tr) 3 times] 4 times. Join with sl st into the 1st sc.
Note: Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of step 7  (4 corners of sc and 9 of 8 ch sps).
8. Sc into each of next 3 sc, [(3 sc, pc, 3 sc) into 1 ch sp, (5 sc, pc, 5 sc) into 8 ch sps] 4 times. Join with sl st to the first sc. Fasten off, sew end.
Lacy granny appliqué for my cat house.

Merry’s Silk Shawl

My friend Merry asked if I could make her a shawl, something lacy and light to match her peach Nigerian dress which she could wear to the Church. We selected several type of yarns and the final choice was silk/merino/kid mohair yarn.

Merry is not very particular about the motifs and leave it to me to decide. I did my research for one to compliment her dress and found one from a stitch dictionary. I redraw the chart and make each row colorful for easy interpretation.

I could have made the shawl wider but at the time I started I was not sure if the skeins I have would be enough (6 skeins of 25 gr silk/merino/kid mohair yarn). But now I know.  I only used 4.5 skeins for the shawl and the 8 inches fringe.

This shawl has been tested. Here is a beautiful shawl Kalpana Chitharanjan of Ravelry made using acrylic.

Below I am using the same pattern with rayon/cotton mix to make a small scarf.

Pattern is free from March 7 to April 20, 2014 at Ravelry and Crochetville.

Lacy Block

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What can you do with this block? Perhaps you can make about  2 dozens and join them into a shawl, jacket, beach bag, bedspread, table cloth? The possibilities are endless.
Hook: 2.5mm.
Yarn: Balinese soft cotton which can be subtituted with mercerize cotton.
Gauge: 6 sc = 1 inch 6 rows of sc = 1 inch.
Finish size: 5.5 inch.
Pattern is free from my Ravelry store.