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2022-10-18 02:44
I crocheted boots before, but never a pair with rubber soles. And let me tell you, this was a challenge. I had to pull a thick yarn through a very tight cotton string base on the rubber sole… Read More
2022-09-05 17:40
In 2015  I visited one small town in New York State. Since I am an artist and an avid knitter and a crocheter I obviously had to stop at a local yarn store. OMG. This lady owner supplie… Read More
2022-03-05 02:35
2022-01-25 02:05
My daughter asked me for another pair of socks for a friend. I decided to use my leftover sock yarn - all in all, the leftovers came up to about a little less than 2 balls (2 different kinds… Read More
2021-09-27 21:22
I knew this project would take a long time to finish when I started it at the end of Spring. Not only because knitting cables is more time-consuming than just simple knitting, but I tend to… Read More
2021-07-14 04:10
Capelet - a small cape covering the shoulders and part of the arms. I decided to knit a capelet for myself to cover my shoulders and arms when I feel chilly - such as when I am dining i… Read More
2021-06-09 13:49
Hello, my virtual knitting friends. Not too long ago, I received yarn from "ICE YARNS" (a yarn company in  Turkey) in support of my dress design for a two-year-old girl. The yarn is ca… Read More
2021-05-05 17:08
I have a passion for knitting and crocheting, and thus I love to browse all different websites and marvel at all the beautiful and "yummy" yarns people spin and color. However, since I am on… Read More
AZURE - American Girl Doll Dress
2021-03-28 23:15
When knitting was not as popular as today, I did a few "American Girl Doll Fashion Shows" for local libraries. I knitted many outfits for my four AGDs and one Madam Alexander (one day I will… Read More
Knitted Chunky Sweater
2021-02-12 20:46
I love yarn, and often I want to buy more. I search various yarn websites and marvel at all those beautiful skeins and dream what I could knit or crochet with them. But lately, I have been t… Read More
Snow White Knitted Bunny Hat
2021-01-30 01:44
I do get requests for occasional projects. And not too long ago a knitter asked me to make a bunny hat for a 5/6-year-old. Since I have a big stash of yarn, I found a white yarn (no label bu… Read More
Knitted Baby Bib
2021-01-15 23:27
Every January many knitters knit a gift for someone for Valentine's day. As my project this year I decided to knit a baby bib. With hearts. I found it very appropriate. I went to my sta… Read More
Snowflake No. 7
2020-12-07 21:40
Celebrate your holiday season with crocheted snowflakes, icicles, and bells. You can have one done in just five rows. Get yourself a cotton thread (I used Aunt Lydia's) and make few snowflak… Read More
Mandala Vest - Crochet Along
2020-09-26 19:42
I start a project, then get an idea, start another project based on my idea, get another idea to start a project, and so on..... ugh. Well, now is the time to finish some of my projects I st… Read More
Adriatic Summer Sky Blouse - Medium Size
2020-09-04 14:59
I find myself often looking at all different yarns, thick and thin, colorful or natural, single or multi-color, hand-painted - I find the artistry behind the yarn-making fascinating. I also… Read More
2020-08-24 20:21
Many moons ago I knitted a "Mousie" - finger puppet for my daughter. After she grew up Mousie was just laying around and no one played with it anymore. Then I remembered that not too lo… Read More
2020-07-20 22:29
A few weeks ago I had a request to make a video of a hat knitted on straight knitting needles. This hat is simple enough for any beginner that mastered cast on, bind off, knit and purl stitc… Read More
Sunny Day Hat
2020-07-08 18:42
In January, I knitted hats and socks for my neighbors' newborn twins from Cloudborn Fibers (see the image below). I used Rose Heather, Powder Blue, and Antique White colors. I am kind of sad… Read More
Marigolds By The Lake - Baby Set
2020-06-19 00:58
MISTI ALPACA - a wonderfully soft yarn for any baby project. This is a sock yarn, but it is so soft that any baby will love to wear it. The yarn is 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 10% silk, and 10%… Read More
2020-06-15 21:48
I have written several simple sock patterns that I published on my blog.Today, I would like to introduce you to my newest simple sock pattern for tiny babies. I knitted these socks with DK w… Read More
Dyeing Yarn With Rose Petals And Beets
2020-06-08 03:10
In the past 3 years, my life has been a little rocky with too many surprises, many of them too sad. As I dedicated my life to our family's problems, I suddenly lost that precious time f… Read More
2020-05-26 17:24
Who doesn't love to knit for babies? It is so much fun. And when my friends tell me someone in their family is expecting, I start thinking about a new design. I love to make them something s… Read More
Simple Socks For Gentlemen - Shoe Size 13
2020-03-30 02:24
Simple Socks Shoe Size 13 - HandMadeRukodelky ©2020My first nearly 2 weeks of the self-quarantine sock project - knitting, videotaping, editing and posting online (stay home, save… Read More
Knitted Confetti Socks
2019-04-26 17:33
I bought this yarn and made these socks over a year ago. I just didn't have time to finish editing my video and writing the pattern. But here I am a year later to make a little write up befo… Read More
Granny Square No 5 - Flower
2018-12-08 16:00
Today I am publishing another granny square for my crocheted "Foggy Dawn Sweater Project," this time it is a "Granny Square No 5". Just like Channel perfume No 5, it is feminine and romantic… Read More
My Mom's Old Fashioned Scarf
2018-12-04 17:00
When I was a child, my mom used to make scarves for my siblings and me. These scarves' one end would go through an opening on the other end that my mom made while knitting our scarves. That… Read More
Very Easy Fuzzy Puff Stitch Scarf
2018-11-18 15:00
Fuzzy Puff Stitch Scarf I have been working on my "Foggy Dawn Sweater Project" for quite some time, and I needed a break. When I was teaching knitting and crocheting class one of my stu… Read More
Granny Square No. 1 For Foggy Dawn Sweater
2018-11-02 18:01
In my last post, I wrote about "Introduction To Crocheted Sweater 'Foggy Dawn'". There, I published links to videos where I am demonstrating how to join granny squares used for this project… Read More
Misti Alpaca Yarn - It Is Sooo Soft
2018-04-25 13:46
Soooo, the other day I got a box of yarn via snail mail. Yeeey. (There is never enough of yarn for a serious knitter). This yarn is from a company called "Misti Alpaca." Misti Alpaca Ya… Read More
Tiny Baby Espadrilles
2018-03-18 03:35
I have been knitting and crocheting baby shoes on and off for quite some time. A while ago I decided to crochet tiny baby espadrilles. As I was crocheting I made videos for right-handed and… Read More
Knitted Daily Sky Scarf
2018-02-08 17:23
Hello, my fellow knitters. I am starting an ongoing project. I will be recording a daily sky in my approximately 72" long scarf. Every day, I will be posting my progress on THIS particular p… Read More
Unicorn Legwarmers
2018-01-24 00:27
Legwarmers or ArmwarmersI designed these "Sweet Taffy Legwarmers" with ballerinas on my mind. I pictured them wearing crocheted legwarmers as they practice their tendu, plie or pirouette. Bu… Read More
Easy Crocheted Belt
2018-01-18 15:25
Crocheted belt from a cotton threadAbout a month ago I received a message via Facebook if I would, please, make a video of my belt that I published on my blog eon years ago (actually it was… Read More
One Skein Thick Socks With Short Row Heels
2017-12-13 22:17
I had a leftover yarn in my stash from a couple of years ago when I knitted few hats and scarves from super bulky yarn. So this year I decided to make few thick socks.If you know how to knit… Read More
Wrist Warmers E-Book
2017-12-09 15:01
When I go shopping for a sweater, or for a blouse with long sleeves, the sleeves are usually shorter than I would like them. I guess my arms are slightly longer than other people's arms. The… Read More
Easy Crochet Snowflake No 6
2017-10-30 15:05
I love to crochet snowflakes - make them as I go. And it is that time of the year again - making winter decorations. Over the years I made many different "freehand" snowflakes. What I mean b… Read More
Purple Rain Lacy Scarf
2017-09-27 05:11
Purple Rain Lacy Scarf  In August (2017) I posted a free pattern for a purple hat for Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). I used a purple part of Lion Brand yan for Shawls. However, I still had… Read More
1 Pattern - 2 Knitted Triangular Scarves
2017-09-14 16:40
Triangular Scarf For Fall   There are many easy projects for knitting, and this triangular scarf is one of them. It is knitted sideways.First, you have "grow" stitches toward one s… Read More
Crocheted Sixtopus
2017-09-05 13:40
Over the years while living in my area, I met few ladies from my birth country, which of course I keep in touch via Facebook. Occasionally, I share my knitted or crocheted items with my frie… Read More
7 Inch Soles For Child
2017-08-25 19:30
I had few requests to make different sizes of soles. So these are for approximately 7" long foot, which is about 17.5 cm. Use these crocheted soles for booties, espadrilles, slippers etc. In… Read More
Shaken Baby Syndrome Purple Hat
2017-08-17 13:48
Knitted "Shaken Baby Syndrome Purple Hats"  One of my virtual knit/crochet friends shared with several of us, knitters, a link (see below) about donating purple hats for Shaken Baby Syn… Read More
Knitting Scarf With Boucle Yarn
2017-07-28 13:41
To some of us knitters, boucle yarn can give us a hard time. Our knitting needles get caught in those little bumpy areas causing us to split the yarn. If you have the same problem, give this… Read More
Crocheted Box Stitch Pattern
2017-07-18 03:49
Box Stitch pattern   As a knit and crochet teacher I have to solve "puzzles" for my students quite often. Please understand, that word "puzzles" may refer to helping othe… Read More
Candy Blanket
2017-07-07 15:28
Blanket - for baby, kid, or for your lapIn my last post, I told you about a lady who donated a bag of yarn, which a couple of my knitting and crocheting ladies and I are utilizing for the gi… Read More
Knitted Griffindor Hat For Teens
2017-07-02 20:12
Griffindor Hat for teensI teach knitting and crocheting at one of the Bridgeport Public Library's branch. Anyone can come to our class and if they are stuck with their project, I will help t… Read More
2017-06-05 06:30
I adore Japanese lacey patterns. I have a collection of many exquisite "stitch patterns" by very talented designers. Some are fairly easy to knit, some are very complex.The lacey socks… Read More
2017-06-02 13:10
I had a request for adult triangular barefoot beach sandals. I wanted to make something easy, yet elegant looking. For that, I decided to incorporate costume pearl beads. I have no idea what… Read More
Baby Blue Blanket And Scarf - Lacy Patterns
2017-05-17 04:09
Many of you know that my passion lays in art, knitting, and crocheting. My brain is thinking about creating something all the time. Even in my dreams.When I saw many different types of varie… Read More
My New Video Editor
2017-03-18 23:48
My new video editor      I AM VERY FRUSTRATED!!! I have to share my frustrations with you, ladies and gentlemen - to keep my sanity.First, my old video editor started acting u… Read More
Knitted Poncho Shrug
2017-03-18 15:52
Easy Poncho ShrugI believe that many of you saw a lot of different knitted or crocheted ponchos and shrugs in magazines, books, and these days even on-line. But have you ever thought about k… Read More
Crocheted Tall Baby Crown
2017-03-16 17:45
Crown for 3 months old baby by HandMadeRukodelky © 2017Quite some time ago I made my first simple crocheted crown for a baby. Depending on a color it could be done for boy or girl… Read More
Even Vampires Knit
2017-03-14 15:25
OK, I have to write about a movie "What We Do In The Shadows" from a director Taika Waititi. I do not know if you like "vampire movies," but if I come across a movie that is a comedy and it… Read More
Amigurumi Bunny
2017-03-01 14:56
Someone asked me to make an Amigurumi video. Since I am always extremely busy with many other projects (fyi, I am working on about 30+ of them simultaneously!, including my art projects, and… Read More
Crocheted Easter Egg - Amigurumi Style
2017-02-24 15:28
I have many friends that celebrate Easter holiday. Every year I am invited to a house full of adults and kids, and all of us celebrate this holiday the Czech way. There is always a lot of fo… Read More
Sideways Vest - Crochet Pattern
2017-02-11 23:50
In the past couple of years, there has been a knitting and a crocheting movement. Suddenly a lost knit and crochet art has revived. As much as Knitting and Crocheting are a craft, they are a… Read More
Red Black Furry Shrug
2017-02-10 18:56
A shrug or a scarf, or even a hat (can be seen in my video)Not too long ago I treated myself to a very furry Italian yarn. It was on sale, so I splurged.This Jaeger yarn is made up of an equ… Read More
Bubble Gum Hand Warmers
2017-02-01 05:49
Fingerless gloves, or wrist warmers in the form of a glove, are essential items in my life. A must have. And since the Valentine's Day is again around the corner, I thought I would keep goin… Read More
Cat Hat
2017-01-08 07:55
Beautiful model wearing my "Cat Hat" designMany of my friends will be going to Washington, DC for the Women's March. They will be giving a message to our leaders about all people's rights f… Read More
Crocheted Bonnet For A Newborn Princess
2017-01-03 19:44
Finally, my semester is over, holidays are over, New Year's is over, and I can knit and crochet again - yeeey. Although I do have art exhibitions coming up (yes I paint, draw, make sculpture… Read More
Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
2016-08-27 21:31
I love patterns for scarves that are reversible, because they look beautiful on both sides. The pattern that I am sharing with you today is just that - same on both sides. On top of being id… Read More
2016-08-04 19:08
My family and I (understand my dear husband and daughter, and my 2 feisty Jack Russell Terriers Toyen and Yoda) visited beautiful Emerald Isle this Summer. Our family really needed it.I brou… Read More
Crocheted Boobies A.k.a. Knockers
2016-08-01 23:27
Crocheted boobies/prosteticsI have seen many articles on the Internet with knitted and crocheted boobies - in other words breast prosthetics. There are many ladies in the world that have to… Read More
Knitting Project - Baby Jumper
2016-07-08 02:26
Baby Jumper - knitting a leg part (see video tutorial)I have been working on several projects at the same time. Recently I finished my three video tutorials for each -  right-handed and… Read More
Flower Barefoot Sandals
2016-06-08 17:59
After I uploaded my "Butterfly" Barefoot Sandals for a baby video on the internet, I had a request to do a "Flower" Barefoot Sandals. I wanted to make several shapes myself - such as heart's… Read More
32B - Bralette
2016-06-08 17:28
Sandy Beach Bralette - video tutorialAt the end of winter I asked my daughter: "What should I crochet for my video next?"She respond it: "A bralette"."What is a bralette?" I asked her… Read More
Knitted Vest - Size S/M
2016-03-30 17:39
Making a vest doesn't have to be hard. It can be done in a simple way and it can be a quick project too. All you have to do is buy a very thick yarn - that way you can cast on less stitches… Read More
Emerald Isle Socks - Size US 7-8
2016-03-28 03:48
Simple Socks With Short Rows HeelWhen I was a teenager my mother taught me how to knit socks. The socks that I made had knitted heels that were made with short rows.My socks were made from a… Read More
2015-12-15 03:23
You can button your cowl in 2 different waysI love earthy colors. I think it is because they are neutral and I can pair them with other colors really well. And these yellow brown to red brow… Read More
2015-11-17 04:11
I always loved a cerulean color. It makes me feel relaxed and free. I am drawn to it. It is like a magnet. So, obviously when I saw this yarn in the store I had to have it. For a hat. I was… Read More

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