Summer Crop Tops

A new crop top collection arrived at my shop. These tops are the best for swimming pool and beach parties. They are great as bikini and swimming suit tops or simply to complement any relaxed outfit. 

I love to wear relaxed outfits to make the most of the fun warmer weather!
Find this crop top here.

Entertaining

Recently a repeat customer asked me to make a custom order for her. I was happily surprised when I realized that she had uncovered a unique new item for my shop and for everyone else too. Her custom order came with a fun background. My customer said that she wanted a wine glass base so her guests knew how to identify their wine glass. She wanted to offer an elegant way to do this to avoid having people mistakenly drinking​ from someone else’s glass. Voila! This project idea was born!

This is a smart, beautiful gift idea for Mom, housewarming, newly Weds, etc. I also think these would be beautiful for a wedding table, adorned with some extras and in white or light color yarn. 

You may learn more about this item here.

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Handmade Wedding Decor

 

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Many times I wish my whole crafts time could be dedicated to enjoy thinking about wedding decoration ideas, and making them! My niece is getting married and I was looking for a handmade gift for her big day! I came across some beautiful, simple, delicate ideas from one of the florists she may be hiring. This sparked many  wonderful thoughts for my shop and inspired me to start thinking about the gift for my niece. I would definitely love to make handmade decor for napkins. I started working on the napkin ring in the picture and combining it with matching crochet napkin embellishments. I am not so sure about using beige, so I will go to my craft shop and get some delicate metallic lace and try to work the crochet embellishment with it instead.

I will share with you in a future post how it all went. Her wedding is next year, so thankfully I do have time to perfect my idea and to get it done. 🙂

Note: More information about the items in the pictures on this blog can be found in my shop on the links below:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/223977222/wedding-elegant-white-black-silver?ref=shop_home_active_4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/223981071/wedding-elegant-napkin-rings-crochet?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

Something Old, Something New, Something Blue Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow

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I recently decided to revamp my shop’s wedding section and I had to add this “Something Blue Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow.”

It features traditional granny square crochet with beautiful nautical blue yarn and a beautiful ribbon matching the same tones. I really enjoyed designing this one.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/196230704/something-blue-nautical-wedding-ring?ref=shop_home_feat_4

There is nothing like joyful and exciting wedding preparations! 🙂

Crochet Teething Necklace.

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Teething Necklace for babies by http://www.esty.com/shop/CrochetKnitandMix

Making this teething necklace took me back to when my kids were babies. I wish I would have had this idea then. Moms wear this today while they hold their babies in their arms. Mom can carry a conversation while the baby is busy teething using these wooden covered balls in the necklace.

I made the one in the image here using organza thread because it is soft and easy to handle. I stayed away from using any kind of clasp for the safety of the baby. Mom can simply tie a knot when wearing it.

It was so exciting to be able to make it and carry an option in my shop that can potentially help those nursing Moms out there. This is an item that can keep the baby happily busy while Mom can have some room to finish a chore at home, or enjoy the company of a friend. This item is made with 100% cotton yarn which covers the wooden balls completely. The crochet work also covers the necklace thread.

Warning: As always, never leave your baby unattended. Always stay close to your baby while using this and any other product.

You can find this item at my shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/214271070/multicolor-nursing-breastfeeding?ref=shop_home_active_1

I hope I left something more for your creative crochet mind to enjoy! 🙂

Romantic Bath Crochet Project Idea

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Isn’t this beautiful? I thought of this crochet bath project and was hooked! I had to at least share it and invite you to comment.

This is a guest bathroom and this simple hook usually holds a towel for your guests. However, in this case, it goes beyond and gives you the welcoming, warmth and delicate beauty by elevating the hook.

The yarn is mercerized cotton. I chose blue because of the nautical look, and because nautical color tones are my favorite. The trick is to work your way around the metal ball and go up in repetitive crochet rounds until you reach the end or top. You could take the fixture down and do it that way (preferred), or if you are out there shopping for a new hook for your guest bathroom, then this is an excellent idea to personalize it and make it your very own unique item.

Except for the starting round, which are chain stitches, the rest of the rows are simply single stitches. It’s best to work from the outside of the fixture ball to the inside arm.

If you want to try it out, feel free to make a comment in this blog and share how it went. I know this may be easy to follow if you are an expert crochet lover, and if you are still a novice, then don’t lose heart! This is a super easy project. For now, look for my upcoming video which I will be posting soon to this blog with single crochet stitch lesson (in English and Spanish.) If you want, leave me a comment and I will include the step by step instructions for this one too.

Here are some more pictures of the finished project. Enjoy! 🙂

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I hope you have a lot of fun with this project.

Welcome to My Yarn Getaway – Learn to Crochet and Knit!

Welcome to My Yarn Getaway, a blog where you will find lessons, projects, ideas and  stories about yarn and beautiful projects. I hope you can find this content useful and learn to make beautiful things with your own hands and hopefully with and for your loved ones.

Since I was 10 I learned to crochet with my Mom (R.I.P). She was a great teacher. Her lessons allowed me to have a space to retreat with a piece of yarn and needle  and relax. Today I am a business woman, a professional, a wife and a Mom. All these things are great blessings, including my Etsy shop , my treat! At CrochetKnitandMix.etsy.com you can see who I am, my designs and inspiration. This blog will hopefully complement my shop.

Finally, this blog is the one place where I want to share what I know and inspire others to find a way to unwind and relax, which is what crochet, knitting and embroidery do for me. 🙂

Here is my first lesson in English and Spanish. My son, Jimmy, plays the acoustic classical guitar in the background to his original tunes, while I go on sharing some stitching lessons with you. Enjoy! 🙂

English Chain Stitch Lesson.

Haga Click aqui para la leccion de Cadeneta Crochet en Español.