Grumble the Cactus

Hi. Meet my new creation Grumble the Cactus! He is really charming small creature only 8 cm tall, but with a huge personality and real passion for gardening.

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  • LANGUAGE: English, German
  • YARN: 20 g of 4ply yarn for cactus, and 20 g of DK yarn for pot

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Fishy! Fishy!

Hello! Hello! I’m so glad to see you here!

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I guess you came here because of the free pattern? That’s great, it’s mean you liked it! This pattern is really simple. For one fish, you’ll need only 6 gram of DK cotton yarn, two beads and probably 1 hour of your precious time.  That’s it!

And here so many variety how you can use it! A key ring charm, home decoration or Christmas tree decoration. Do whatever you like and don’t forget to share your great Ideas!


Free Crochet Pattern

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Mouse the messenger


This post all about my new Crochet/Sewing Pattern – Mouse the messenger. 

Pattern can be downloaded in my Ravelry shop.


It’s  approximately 10 cm (4 inch) high and doesn’t take much time to make.


materials and tools needed for this project:

25g 85m of fingering/4 ply yarn
Material for trousers 14x6cm
Material for jacket 14×6 cm
Material for scarf 16x5cm
Piece of thin leather 12x5cm
2 black beads 4mm
Chenille stem/Pipe cleaners
2mm (US B) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker


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It so nice to have pretty thing in your house, ofcuorse it is much better to have a pretty and useful thing in one. And absolute miracle to have pretty, useful things with bit of extra space them! 😉


For this project you will need:

  • One terracotta pot – 3 inch in diameter
  • Piece of material (old sweater will work)
  • Bit of stuffing
  • Two buttons (one big 1 inch in diameter, and one small and button for the flower on the top 0.5 inch in diameter)
  • Circle piece of felt approx. 1.5 inch in diameter with one hole in the middle
  • 5 inch long piece of elastic
  • And probably 5 grams of DK yarn.


1- Take your tapestry needle and sew to short ends together (joining the 2 ends of the rectangle. You should get a tube like shape), sew it as tight as possible. Fastening off. Then sew a running stitch all the way around the edge of the tube and pull the running stitch tight.

2- Stuff the firmly, forcing it to stretch until the desired diameter.

3- Sew a running stitch all the way around the second edge of the tube and pull the running stitch tight to enclose the stuffing in the fabric tube.

4- Now take a needle and thread it with floss.

Tie a knot at the end and find your centre, push your needle ALL the way through until you reach your knot.

Then take your thread and go around to the other side and push your needle through again and pull ALL your embroidery floss through. Do this again opposite your last line.

Do that again and again, always going through your CENTER with the needle. I went around my cushion a total of 8 times. When you get to the last one tie the knot, to secure.

Don’t forget to fluff and shape your cushion.


5- Pull elastic through the button, and insert it in to the terracotta pot hole.

6- Pull elastic through the piece of the felt. Next sew elastic to the centre of the cushion. Last sew felt circle to cover ugly part, and don’t forget to sew the flower and button on the top of your cactuses.

Don’t forget to water it regularly! 😉

Pattern for the flower:                                                                                        Rnd 1: All flower we will work in magic loop. (3 ch, 3 tr, 3 ch, slst) 5 times, tighten the loop. Fasten off. Leave a long tail to attach flowers to the body.


Touch of magick


This year I take a part in few Christmas fair, so you can imagine piles of unsold stuff lying on my kitchen worktop! 🙂 One of those piles was Christmas tree ornaments, this year I made 20 of those, and haven’t sold not a single one! So I decided to use them somehow. And here what I did. Looks good, and really easy to make.


Rnd 1: Crochet around the ring using the single crochet stitch. And keep crocheting all way around the ring, keep pushing stitches close together. When you done slip stitch in the first stitch of the round.
Rnd 2: (5 chains, single crochet in next stitch)continue in this manner till the end.

Sew few beads, and wrap your presents! 🙂

And please have a best ever Christmas!

Love you all and I’ll see you next year!


Christmas cards with bookmark

Useful Christmas card sounds unusually and totally unbelievable! But I achieved it!
Let me present you a Christmas card with a pull out bookmark.
Pattern:    2.5mm hook, and fingering yarn.
With light brown fingering yarn ch 100
Rnd 1: With green fingering yarn, 3 sc in last ch: 3 sts
Rnd 2: inc in each st around: 6 sts
Rnd 3: (1 inc, 2 sc) 2 times: 8 sts
Rnd 4 : (1 inc, 3 sc) 2 times: 10 sts
Rnd 5: (1 inc, 4 sc) 2 times: 12 sts
Rnd 6: (1 inc, 5 sc) 2 times: 14 sts
Rnd 7: (1 inc, 6 sc) 2 times: 16 sts
Rnd 8: (1 inc, 7 sc) 2 times: 18 sts
Rnd 9: With light brown yarn, 1 sc, skip 5 st, 3 sc, skip 5 st, 2 sc: 6 sts
Rnd 10: Sc in each st around: 6 sts
Fasten off, leave a long tail, sew it flat.
To make a card make a tiny hole where you want to place your Christmas tree.
And pull it through, make a tassel, wrap long end of the bookmark and cover it.

Invisible decrease


It’s November 6th and it means what only 48 days and 11 hours left till Christmas! So I started to think about it in advance and I made one easy and cute Crochet Pattern- Christmas cats Ornaments.


I’m really happy with a result now when it’s finished, but I’ll tell you the truth I struggled a bit in the beginning.

And my biggest problem was a decreasing part of the cat’s body. So first time in my life I tried an invisible decrease but it didn’t look right. So I invented something new!
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As you can see on a first picture decreasing line is visible and it’s because each and every decrease goes right under the previous round decreases, so all what we have to do is to break this line.

And it’s really easy to achieve. All you have to do, you need to replace a decreasing part in your pattern with a pattern below according to stitch quantity. So for example you have 48 stitches you need to follow the pattern from round 5. If you have 72 stitches start from round 1. And so on!

Rnd 1: (1 dec, 10 sc) 6 times: 66 sts
Rnd 2: 5 sc (1 dec, 9 sc) 5 times, 1 dec, 4 sc: 60 sts
Rnd 3: (1 dec, 8 sc) 6 times: 54 sts
Rnd 4: 4 sc (1 dec, 7 sc) 5 times, 1 dec, 3 sc: 48 sts
Rnd 5: (1 dec, 6 sc) 6 times: 42 sts
Rnd 6: 3 sc (1 dec, 5 sc) 5 times, 1 dec, 2 sc: 36 sts
Rnd 7: (1 dec, 4 sc) 6 times: 30 sts
Rnd 8: 2 sc (1 dec, 3 sc) 5 times, 1 dec, 1 sc: 24 sts
Rnd 9: (1 dec, 2 sc) 6 times: 18 sts
Rnd 10: 1 sc (1 dec, 1 sc) 5 times, 1 dec: 12 sts
Rnd 11: 6 dec: 6 sts

Contact me if you have any sort of questions or suggestions!

 I hope I was useful. 🙂