Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pineapple dress pattern

I wanted to share the dress patterns I have been crocheting so far. They are not my own pattern. So giving credits is a must for a someone who loves this craft. For the pineapple dress which I crocheted for a 6 month old, these are the diagrams I followed. I cannot completely remember the exact number of stitches I used. But these two diagrams are my source.

With these, I adjusted according to the size required. Hope this is helpful.

Source : Pinterest, Google, and other blogs I came across

Final result of the dress I crocheted.

Addition to the dress

I have been out of action here for a while now. Its time to catch up all I have missed. I would like to share all my work here. Firstly is the continuation to the dress I last uploaded on April. Learning the sizes is very important and sizing chart is a must. Unfortunately, when I learnt this I came to know the yarn I was working with was out of stock and nobody knew when it will be back in stock. In India, the arrival of new yarns from various  is impressively increasing but we have to be first to grab it. Else, we will be left with disappointment. So, when I learnt I cannot continue with the yarn I'm using, I decided to finish it on a safe length and decided to add lace. I chose a 3 inch wide a equally matching design lace and attached it. This made me realize lace and crochet does go hand on hand. I found it did add an extra grace to the dress. Luckily my opinion and my friend's opinion who decided to purchase this dress was on compete sync. She too liked the idea. Happy me, I was all excited with the outcome and proud to flaunt it. Here is the end result.
For my other dress, I add a cute elephant applique and a satin ribbon belt.

Good or bad, it is always worth experimenting. By doing so, we will for sure learnt the many nuances in our field.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Baby dresses

I'm lucky enough to crochet these beauties. Each one of the dress is very unique in design and its absolute pleasure for a crocheter to try new things. The dress above is for a 1 year old and the dress below is for 6 months baby girl. Lace was the concept I chose for both the dresses. The picture below is my favorite Pineapple Lace Crochet dress. If anyone asks me to keep creating these kind of dresses, I'll be happy to create throughout till I say "Enough", which I think I will hesitate to say. :)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Eggless Mango cupcake

Ingredients :

1- 1/4 cup of Wheat flour
1/4 cup Yogurt (curd)
2 Alphonso mangoes
1 cup castor sugar
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder
Pinch of Salt
4 pods of Cardamon
Pinch of Apple pie Spice
Butter 1/2 cup (Melted)

In a blender, grind the mangoes (Pulp only), curd and cardamon pods. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Now add  the melted butter, and sugar. Mix well (Do not beat)
Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Prepare the cupcake liners. Preheat the oven at 200C.
Bake the cupcakes at 180C for about 20-25 minutes till its completely cooked.

This  was more a quick cupcake for my evening snack craving.
The cupcakes were moist and yummy.Adding vanilla extract will be preference. I preferred not to. Add your favorite frosting preferably mango flavor.