I titled this post Crocheting Craziness and here I am prattling on about knitting. Watching other ladies crochet and seeing the beautiful things they were making gave me the bug. Not to mention all of the beautiful yarn that is available in all price ranges. So I started searching Ravelry and Pinterest and found all kinds of beautiful free patterns. Then I started modifying the patterns as I became more confident. Here are some of the goodies that I have made and have listed in my Etsy shop. I will share patterns for a few of them next week if you would like to try your hand at them!
|Sweet little pink clutch. The flower and leaves are made using embroidery thread.|
|Another version in spring green. Each clutch is lined in a coordinating fabric.|
|And finally the white clutch.|
Next I moved onto coasters....
I love this one! This is my own design. I crocheted it using white cotton yarn and then dyed it orange. I decided to buy white yarn as I have plans to make a number of different fruits and veggies and didn't want a bunch of half-used hanks of yarn lying about. I used Rit Dye and then backed the coaster with orange felt to give it a bit more substance. I was very happy that it turned out the way that it did (and that I wrote the pattern down!)
This coaster is an adaptation of a dishcloth pattern that I had in my files. I got it from one of the ladies in my knitting group and modified it. I love the way that the yarn stripes!
Hope you enjoy these and stay tuned for a pattern!
Happy Crafting and Crocheting!