This crocheted up really fast and I think that it is a great way to keep the yarn you are working with nice and clean and tangle free.
****It has come to my attention that the pattern link for the yarn caddy is no longer available so I typed up a basic version of what I did to make mine.
Remove the bottom of a 2 liter bottle, I used an exacto knife and then re-cut it with scissors to smooth the edge. Punch a hole about every inch around the bottom of the bottle, leaving about 1/2” between the hole and the cut edge, using a standard hole punch. I then crocheted into each hole three times, I just used the crochet hook that was recommended for my yarn (any scrap yarn you have will work). I single crocheted in the round until it measured about 4”. To finish it off I single crocheted one, chained one and skipped a stitch and repeated that all the way around. Then I just crochet a chain and laced it through the holes. (I am not a pattern writer! if you have any questions just leave me a comment and I'll do my best to help.) I love these things and they are so easy to make.****
My Mokume Gane Ornament will be on it's way to California tomorrow. I'm so excited!!!
Some crocheted scrubbies made from nylon netting that I bought last weekend at the city wide yard sale.Tawashis that are knitted and crocheted. I had never heard of tawashis until I joined the swap for knitters only at craftster and one of the other swappers mentioned making these with acrylic yarn. After searching the "net" and learning how to read the Japanese patterns these are what I came up with.A crocheted cupcake pincushion made from a plastic bottle cap. As you can see I'm still finishing the ruffle of icing.The start of some pop tab chain maile to make a purse. I purchased instructions from aluminus publishing.And finally, some more shrinky dinks for my swap partner. These are stitch markers and yarn bobbins to hold yarn tails modeled after bread ties. These are a practice run. I had a hard time getting them to shrink without sticking. When I make more I may shrink them with my heat gun so I have more control.
Once everything dried I carefully cut around the design and ironed some lightweight interfacing on to the back and sewed it on to the coveralls that I bought at my local thrift store. I altered the coveralls by cutting off the sleeves and then dying them with RIT dye in the washing machine. I used one package of purple and one package of red.
I know it looks kind of crooked in the picture, but it really is straight. They are surprisingly comfortable and I think they will make great studio attire that I won't be ashamed to leave the house in.
I'm thinking that the front needs something, like a name patch. I may make one that says "crafty". Anyone have any ideas?
I'm still undecided on the background and I may add a border of either flowers or buttons on the sides. I'm now thinking that I need some sparkle, I have a bedazzler...hmmmmm.