All Set to Take A Chill Pill ?

The Chill pill Top

Delusion or a reality – this is my first wearable and i am humbled by all the love and support that this wonderful crafter community has showered on me continually. Always wanted to design a crochet wearable and here is my first attempt and milestone achieved. Chill pill came up as a natural idea resonating to the word comfort and style- I worked soo much on C2C and this gave me an opportunity to step – up and try my hands at it.

About the Pattern

The Chill Pill Top is a wrap style crochet top constructed using the C2C technique to create beautiful diagonal patterns. It is a top designed for style with comfort to beat the heat this summer!

The pattern is worked with a different variations of the C2C stitch, the use of variegated and solid colors creates a watercolor effect

Materials Required for the Pattern

Yarn – DK weight , 2 colors – i have used cotton and cotton blend yarn

Hook – 4 – 5 mm to achieve the gauge

Scissors, Stitch Marker, Blocking Pins

Pattern Testers

Here are the beautiful testers of the chill pill top and i cant thank them enuff towards this 🙂

Starting from (LtoR) Dawn, Rosy, Dr. Anusha, Anvitha, Dafne, Srujana, Geetha , Erin , Priyanka, Meenakshi

Pattern is available for sale on Ravelry

I would love to see your version of the chill pill tag me @naughty_knotz or use #chillpilltop and share ur version

Tell me what you think ! leave comment below

DIY Bookmark CORNER – A Free Pattern

Bibliophile – dedicating this post to some people in the community i know love to read Ananya , Jessica to name a few ! the most common trait that we tend to have to name a few are

  1. We are self involved – getting bored is not our thing
  2. Nothing called perfect time, perfect weather etc – anytime is a good time to read
  3. Cant wait for folks at home to go out for that undiluted time.
  4. Lost track of am / pm coz we had to finish that damn book
  5. Bestsellers are at our finger tips
  6. hoard books .. always wish there was more time and space
  7. Can get pissed when movies modify the facts
  8. Soooo hard to pick a Fav book – nothing like it
  9. Feel of paper overtakes a touch pad
  10. Bookmarks – is still a thing in our lives

If you do a lot of reading, you probably like using bookmarks to keep track of your place! Whether you are a student, a parent, a child,  a teacher, or someone who just loves to read, these simple bookmarks will add some fun and some convenience to your reading experience. The front of these bookmarks can be designed in any way you choose. Here, I have created a 2 versions a plain version and a fun character , you cloud even try to customize these bookmarks. These handmade bookmarks make great little gift ideas, or use the scrap yarns from your projects to something useful. I have gifted these bookmark corners to my friends – feedback from many readers that they are functional and hence tot of writing up a pattern post . I hope you like them and make them too 🙂

Lets get started on the things we need for the book mark!

Materials Required

  1. Lace Weight Yarn – I used Hobby India Yarn
  2. Hook between 1.75 mm to 2.00 mm
  3. Tapestry Needle
  4. Scissors
  5. Any embellishments that you would want to add (optional)

Pattern Notes

The Pattern uses a simple C2C Stich, however any diagonal stitch can be used to make the bookmark i have used this stitch to add color work and some fun elements to the bookmark corner

Stitch Diagram

C2C Stitch

Pattern – Start

  • ROW 1:Color – 1
    Step 1: Chain 6
    Step 2: Double crochet into the fourth chain from the hook
    Step 3: Double crochet in the next two chain ( 5th and 6th Chain
  • ROW 2:Color – 1
    Step 4: Chain 6
    Step 5: Double crochet in fourth chain from the hook and next two chains
    Step 6: Slip stitch into the ch-3 turning chain from the previous row
    Step 7: Chain 3
    Step 8: Double crochet 3 in ch-3 of row 1
  • ROW 3  – 7 : Repeat row 2 and increase to form a triangle

Make 2 of the same triangles

Join them with a tapestry needle or crochet hook

And your book mark corners are ready to use. If you like to play around by adding tassels, googly eyes etc to make it a little more lively , multi colors , etc can be easily worked

Now you have a cute crochet bookmark corner to give anyone who loves to read, or go ahead and keep one for yourself. one is never enough

Leave your comment to tell me what you think of this cute bookmark !

  1. I love you it so much!!!! I’m gonna start making one and complete it in one go. 🙈

Kona Series

Kona in hindi means corner and i decided to start all things possible. “Kona” series is dedicated to all that i have learnt and experimented with C2C crochet till date, i hope i will have soo much to add here to the series

C2C stitch is something I tend to lean on, for any project that has to be worked quickly and which requires a fast turnaround time. I have dozens of examples of handmade gifts with this technique worked up overnight or in a days time and the outcome has always been great.

In this blogpost – i dont intend to get into how to do a C2C stitch, as there are lots of resources that are available for you to pick up on the net and videos on youtube. I am pointing you to one video resource which teaches the right technique of the stitch

C2C is a versatile stitch which can be used for various projects like Afghans / Blankets, Beanies, Scarfs, Accessories, home decors and various other wearables. The advantage the stitch brings are many

  1. Regardless of the yarn weight you use this stitch is soo adaptable and can be made to fit.
  2. Definition is mostly flat and often same
  3. Geometrical designs can be worked up easily
  4. C2C stitch is a great way to start color work technique
  5. One can make simple graph and replicate the work with C2C stitch
  6. Customization is often very easy and simple with this stitch

So here are some of my projects that i have picked to write about in the upcoming series and help get you started

The patterns are sequenced from beginner, intermediate and advanced level to make a gradually

So do let me know if you would like to embark on the journey of exploring C2C technique with me and leave your comments below

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  1. I love you it so much!!!! I’m gonna start making one and complete it in one go. 🙈

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