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Owl Adventure Backpack

27.2.15
Today I would like to share the second part of my Owl project  - Owl Adventure Backpack. I made it for my daughter to brighten up the oncoming spring and our little walks around.



I crocheted this beautiful backpack with my favorite cotton yarn from Phildar in blue and pink colours. I made white big pocket and decorated it with wooden flower buttons. To complete the girly look I also attached a button in a shape of a little girl to the pocket corner. I made an adjustable shoulder straps that can be increased in case I need it.




The top lid is fastened with Velcro tape.

The photo-tutorial for my Owl Adventure Backpack can be purchased and downloaded from my pattern stores:

on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owl-adventure-backpack

on Craftsy:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/owl-adventure-backpack/133635

on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/224332750

or hard copy on eBay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/vitalina_craft

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Cherry Flower Hat

18.2.15
Spring is coming soon with lots of flowers and beautiful colours. So, it is time to get ready for it and prepare your wardrobe too. I would like to share my new design - Cherry Flower Hat. I made this hat for my little daughter and it perfectly matches her multicolour coat.


The hat is knitted in the round with honey comb pattern and decorated with large knitted flower and yellow button.



I used Lana Grossa Bingo merino wool for this hat. This aran weight wool yarn is so soft and beautiful. I think it is perfect yarn for these sunny but still windy days.



I am happy with the result. I love pastel pink colour and this large flower. Also, the textured pattern looks great in composition with the flower in stockinette stitch. Hopefully spring will not delay…



I wrote a knitting pattern for this hat which is available from my pattern stores:
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Winterberry Earflap Hat

12.2.15
I really love knitting cables and patterns with crossed stitches. I also love knitting hats with earflaps. They always look so stylish and cozy as well as keep you warm during cold and windy days. Especially I love knitting this type of hats for my little daughter. So, today I would like to show my latest design – Winterberry Earflap Hat


The hat is knitted with honey comp pattern for the central part of the hat and beautiful cables for the earflaps. It also has textured forehead band.




I used Lana Grossa Bingo merino wool yarn in pretty pink colour to knit my Winterberry Earflap Hat. This aran weight yarn is really soft and beautiful and it looks so great in the finished item. There is only one small negative point about this yarn - it splits quite often when working on patterns with crossed stitches.



I wrote a knitting pattern for this hat which is available from my pattern stores:

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White Cockatoo Scarf

1.2.15
Some time ago I found a beautiful parrot scarf in the web and wanted to knit one for myself. I spent some time looking for a knitting pattern for it but unfortunately I did not find anything. Finally I decided to design my own hand knitted version of this scarf. So, today I am ready to share my White Cockatoo Scarf.


My scarf is knitted with a check pattern that looks the same on both wrong and right sides. I used Drops merino extra fine wool yarn in white colour and 3.5 mm knitting needles to make this scarf. The opposite end of the scarf is decorated with two-colour fringe in white and yellow colour.
Metal crocodile clip inside the parrot beak works as a clasp which allows drape the scarf beautifully around the neck.


The scarf itself is pretty easy to knit. It just needs a patience and neatness to assemble the parrot head.


I also wrote a knitting pattern for my White Cockatoo Scarf which contains step-by-step photo-tutorial for knitting of aigrette and assembly process.
The knitting pattern can be downloaded from one of my stores:

on Ravelry: 
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/white-cockatoo-scarf

on Craftsy: 
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/accessory/white-cockatoo-scarf/130108

on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/220898616

or hard copy on eBay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/vitalina_craft

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