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Make a Big Crochet Bag

Crochet October 2, 2017

Make a Big Crochet Bag

It’s difficult to find the right big bag — you don’t want anything too bulky, but you also don’t want a bag that’s flimsy – after all, you’re going to be carrying groceries, library books, craft projects, snacks, and the necessities and you need something you can depend on, that won’t snap or tear or wear out. While it might be difficult to find such a bag in stores (unless you’re willing to hand over a lot of your hard-earned cash), there is a simple solution: you can try making one of these beautiful big bags with your crochet skills.

The nice thing about big bags is that you can use a bulkier yarn or wind two or three stands of thinner yarn together, making your bag super tough. It will endure a lot. It can be tossed in the car, dropped on the floor, slung over your shoulder, all without you worrying about your important stuff falling all over the place. Using bulkier yarn will also make the bag stretchier, which is nice if you’re going grocery shopping and just need a little extra room for that piece of produce you just spied on your way out.

There are a variety of patterns to choose from, and whether you choose to buy a pattern or find one for free, we have you covered. If you’re looking for a fancier big bag, you can purchase a book of patterns on YesAsia and make the P.8 Motif Bag by Naoko Shimoda, and for inspiration you can look at the Salmon Lace Bag from chalklegs on Ravelry, who was inspired to make her bag after seeing the P.8 Motif.

If you want a trendy tote bag with a bit more heft, you can try the striped Stylin’ Tote Bag from LuvMaxine on Craftsy – her free pattern is available on her site. It’s a thicker bag that uses worsted weight yarn, so it won’t be as stretchy as some others. Remember to keep in mind what you’ll be using the bag for in order to find the right fit for you.

Of course, if you’re the kind of person who enjoys looking at inspiration and then jumping into your own pattern creation, you could look at the gallery below and go ahead and get started – we particularly liked this bag. It uses what appears to be a softer yarn, perhaps mohair or alpaca or even angora. Be aware, however, that these materials are more expensive, so this big bag would need to be used a little more carefully than the Stylin’ Tote Bag.

Whichever pattern you choose, there are an array of colors to choose. You could make a bag with stripes or chevron, add ribbon or buttons, a pocket, and you could cover the inside of the bag with fabric to make it even sturdier. The choice is up to you. It would be wise to make such decisions before beginning the project.

If you’re interested in making one or more of these purses, you can find the patterns on Ravelry (the Salmon Lace and P.8 Motif are both on here), and Craftsy (the free Stylin’ Tote Bag pattern link). You can also find inspiration here.

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Crochet Purses

Crochet October 2, 2017

Have you ever found the perfect outfit – coordinating skirt and blouse, or dress and shoes, but had no purse to go with it? Either one was too big, one was too small, it wasn’t quite the right shade, or you just felt like you needed something a little extra special? We have the perfect solution: crochet your own purse with this free pattern from Lion Brand Yarns! With this pattern, you can customize to your heart’s content – the length, width, color, shape, stitch, and accessories like the little button (you could also do a clasp, a tie, or leave it as is if you prefer).

While some crochet purses are made with bulky yarn and are fit only for day-to-day or errand running, this purse is different because it uses Aran weight (8 wpi) yarn (the pattern recommends using Lion Brand’s Cotton-Ease), which makes it delicate and light without being too flimsy. It’s pretty, unique, and still hardy enough to withstand several nights out. As a bonus, since it’s cotton, it’s easy to wash. Simply toss it in a delicates garment bag and run it through a cycle. You can even dry it and it won’t felt like wool.

The color is up to you, of course, but there are several options to consider, such as patterns (like houndstooth, stripes, chevron, or even embroidery after the purse is complete), color combinations (you could make a purse for each season and utilize common colors from each, or you could make a holiday purse, or try making a purse in pastels, primary colors, or even ombre — just make sure that you know how to connect the yarns without it being obvious in the finished project).

You’ll need a couple skeins of yarn, a size 4mm crochet hook, scissors, and a tapestry needle to complete this project. And don’t worry – this pattern is labeled “Easy” so even if you’re a beginner, you’ll be able to complete this cute purse. It’s worked flat, mostly in single crochet – the flap is made of a crochet lace stitch, and it’s all one piece, though there is the option to add a strap if you so desire. (You could also add a keychain to the side, or ribbon through the front of the purse, or a tassle on the side)

If it isn’t fancy enough for your evening out, there’s an even more sophisticated pattern using Vanna’s Glamour called the “Evening Glitter Clutch”. You can find it here at the Lion Brand site. You will need to create an account with them to view the free patterns, but it’s worth it – there are plenty of free patterns being uploaded for all levels of crochet ability, and every kind of project desired.

If this sounds like a craft project you’d love to get your hands on, you can find the free pattern link on Ravelry – don’t forget to sign up for a free account at Lion Brand, and if you finish up a purse and want to show it off, there’s a part of the site where users can upload their completed projects.

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Crochet Wallets

Crochet October 2, 2017

I’ve been looking for a new wallet for months. My old wallet is a particular favorite, picked up at Target because it was a small, blue pleather item with a black French Bulldog on it with red glasses and a bowtie. After a few years, however, the pleather is wearing off and the design is becoming difficult to make out. I’ve scoured thrift shops, stores, and websites for another wallet that could fill the space of my old one. I even considered making a duct tape wallet so I could make it the perfect size.

However, none of these particular options suited me. I think it’s time to go back to my crafting skills and make my own wallet. To that end, I went looking through various websites and Pinterest boards attempting to find just the right wallet, one I could carry around in a small bag or stick in a pocket. There’s a few places that are better than others for this sort of thing – Flickr searches give lots of inspiration but not much in the way of directions or patterns.

Pinterest links sometimes work and sometimes lead you off on a wild goose chase, and Ravelry can be a little overwhelming with its search options. Luckily, however, the two patterns I’m sharing here are from independent crocheters who’ve put up free patterns on their sites, so you can benefit by not having to search for hours and hours for a wallet – you can simply find some yarn, scissors, and a tapestry needle and get to work.

The first pattern is from Suzie’s Yarnie Stuff. It’s a simple card-and-cash wallet with a snap to prevent it from opening and spilling all your items. It uses worsted weight yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook, as well as a needle and thread, and a snap. It wasn’t what I was looking for, but it’s a nice, simple wallet for a crochet beginner, or for someone who prefers a standard wallet.

The Crochet & Fabric Wallet from Sugarbeans was the pattern I was looking for – it uses one of my favorite stitches, the puff stitch, and you can pair it with any cotton fabric. The possibilities are endless! I’m already thinking of making one specifically for fall, my favorite season, and one for everyday use.

All you need to do for the Crochet & Fabric Wallet is make a rectangle in the size you want, and then use cotton fabric and interfacing as the inside (you’ll need to handsew the fabric inside the rectangle). You can add a loop and a button to secure the wallet and voila, you have a totally adorable wallet that your friends will drool over. These also make great gifts for said friends, as well as family members, whether for birthdays, special occasions, or the holidays. Spruce up your wallet with a keychain, a brooch, a tassel, or charms.

If these patterns have piqued your interest, you can find photo inspiration over on Flickr and the gallery below, or head to Suzie’s Yarnie Stuff for the simple wallet pattern. You can find the Crochet & Fabric Wallet tutorial at Sugarbean’s website.

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Crochet this Cute Money Pouch

Crochet October 2, 2017

Never quite sure where your loose change went? Or what to do with it? You could try a change jar, saving up enough pennies, nickels and dimes until you have enough to take to the change counter, which will charge you for using the service. You could get the little paper rolls from the bank and roll up all your change and then deposit it in the bank. But honestly, who has the time? Wouldn’t it be easier to just have a little money pouch at hand for all that loose change?

The money pouch is small, simple, and stylish. It uses very little yarn, and cotton at that, which means it’s easy to clean after your lipstick melts or your cup of hot coffee spills. You’ll need to get the clasps and frame for the pouch, which are easily found in most craft stores (Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s and Hobby Lobby should carry them, but you could also buy them online, which would be a good idea if you wanted to buy in bulk and make a bunch for a craft fair or holiday gifts).

You’ll also need stitch markers, scissors, and a crochet hook (size recommended is 2.5mm). If you want a larger money pouch or coin purse, you could use a bigger yarn and go up a size or two with your crochet hook. Just make sure that the stitches are tight, because you don’t want to lose any of your change.

The video tutorial for this project is from the Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas YouTube channel, which now has over nine hundred thousand subscribers. Though the audio instructions are in Spanish, the video portion is clear and you can follow along even if you don’t know much Spanish.

There’s a stitch specific to the project to learn, so the money pouch would probably not be a great project for a new beginner, but with a little practice, an advanced beginner could try this out without too much trouble or frustration. Go slowly, re-watch the video as you need it, and keep in mind that this is a small project, so it won’t take you too long.

With this little money pouch, you can try a variety of colors – something to match a favorite outfit, or holiday colors, favorite sports team colors, rainbow, ombre, or a single solid color. There isn’t too much room, since it is so small, for embellishment, but you could always add a keychain and attach it to your keys. You could also make a little strap for it so that you can wear it around your wrist without fear of losing it.

Does this sound like a project you’d like to try? If so, gather your materials (remember, you’ll need cotton yarn, a crochet hook, scissors, and a clasp and purse frame, all available at your local craft store), start the video, and join in the fun. You can find the video tutorial at Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas on YouTube. If you like this tutorial, subscribe to them for more content, and bookmark their website. Get ready to collect all that loose change that has been lying around – you never know when you’re going to need it!

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Making a Matchbox Loom for Matchbox Weaving… Try It

Crochet October 2, 2017

If you are like me, you add hobbies to your list like you’ve got an unlimited bank account and a store full of goodies. The only problem is, hobbies get bigger, or more expensive, or more time-consuming. Unless you find smaller, cheaper hobbies, but those are usually the ones we start with, intending to work up to something bigger.

I’ve always wanted to try weaving. I have a friend who has a small loom and sells her weaving projects, which is a great way to keep your craft area free of finished projects you can’t decorate with because you’ve got too little space as it is without adding an extra three to fifteen hangings to the walls.

For myself, however, I wanted to really scale down and learn something I could do on the go, in the car, or whenever I had a few minutes while waiting at the doctor’s office or when taking lunch. Then the matchbox loom came along and I fell in love.

What is cuter than a tiny matchbox? It can do so many things besides hold matches. It can house tiny toys, you can put them together to make a miniature dollhouse, or in this case, you can make a loom which you can use to create mini wall hangings for a dollhouse — or you can make your own jewelry (mini hangings make great statement pieces as earrings and necklaces).

Of course if you don’t want to go that small, you can always try the small loom tutorial by Fall for DIY, who used a small piece of wood, nails, a hammer, cord, embroidery thread, a tapestry needle, and a crochet hook to create a small handheld loom that, while it might not be exactly “on-the-go” ready, it can be packed in a bag and taken on overnight or weekend trips if you want to get some weaving done (weaving is relaxing too, once you get the hang of it, so if you’re going on a business trip or a family reunion and you begin to feel a little stressed or anxious, pull out the loom and work for a few minutes).

There are many ways to make the loom to your liking, including different shapes (rectangle, square, or diamond, for instance), different materials (from matchbox to pizza box), and weaving materials such as leather, ribbon, fabric, thread, or yarn. It’s up to you what size and shape you want your loom to be, and when weaving, just be sure that whatever materials you are using are appropriate for the size of your loom. You want your weaving to be tight enough that it won’t come loose after being taken off the loom.

Does this sound like something you’d enjoy doing? You can make your own loom using the tutorial from Fall for DIY, or you can take a peek at how a loom works to gain some understanding before you build over at From This Cloth. You can also look at Marisa Ramirez’s photo to see how her matchbox loom came together. Whichever way you choose to go, weaving is a great skill to learn, and has multiple uses. Happy weaving!

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Knitted Hanging Kitchen Towels

Crochet September 8, 2017

Knitted Hanging Kitchen Towels

I don’t know about you, but I can never find kitchen towels I actually like – they’re either cheap, poor quality, or don’t fit with the rest of my kitchen. I’ve searched high and low for a quality, mid-price range kitchen towel and have come out empty-handed time and again. That’s where crafting can come in handy. If you can’t find the item you want, you figure out how to make it for yourself – and then if you’re a bit of an entrepreneur, you start selling them to other people who have been looking for the same thing.

If you’ve also been looking for just the right kitchen towels, we’ve found these easily customized, knitted dish towel patterns that you can try. You can make them in plain colors (all neutrals, or bold colors, royal colors, or natural if you so desire), stripes, plaids, or houndstooth. You could even embroider on them afterwards if you wanted to have them monogrammed or put a simple icon on them that ties into your kitchen’s theme and decor (farmyard animals, fruits, vegetables, birds, and butterflies are all excellent choices).

To make these dish towels, you will need to gather the following materials: about one and a half skeins of cotton yarn (one of the patterns recommends using Sugar and Cream, while the other suggests dish cotton and acrylic yarn), knitting needles (size 7 is listed in one of the patterns, but as long as your gauge creates a tight knit, you’re free to use whatever size needle you want), scissors, a needle and thread (make sure the color at least corresponds or complements the yarn color(s) being used), and a button.

You’ll also need to know how to knit and purl, which are the basic knitting stitches – if you’ve never knitted anything before, there are plenty of YouTube video tutorials that will walk you through the steps. You will also need to know the stockinette stitch, garter stitch, slip, knit on the wrong side, and finally, how to decrease. Again, a walkthrough tutorial of these stitches can be found many places online, but the best place to see this done is YouTube – unless there’s a knitting website you prefer.

While this may take a little longer than the average shorter project, say, a scarf, this dish towel will be around for a long time, making it well worth the effort to create. As they are made from cotton, they can be easily washed, tossed in the washer and then dryer without fear of being shrunk or felted (this is why you should not use wool for projects unless you have a specific reason for doing so, such as making a felted bag or hat).

Would you like to try out these beautiful dish towels and see them accent your kitchen? You can find both patterns for free from either Knitting Paradise or A Wooden Nest – Knitting Paradise is a crochet and knitting forum where you can ask questions and post patterns, so you may want to join if you enjoyed this project. You can search through A Wooden Nest’s tags for other free patterns as well.

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Crochet Moccasins

Crochet September 8, 2017

Crochet Mocassins

While slippers are cozy year round (except perhaps summer, depending on where you live), sometimes you need a thicker, warmer, sturdier pair of shoes to wear around the house during the coldest months. That’s where these crochet moccasins come in handy. They’re durable, fashionable, and a project you can use to bust your yarn stash. What’s not to love?

These moccasins can be dressed up or dressed down as much as you please. If you prefer a simple moccasin, you can forego the fringe and leave them as is – or you can spruce them up with fringe, beads, ribbon, buttons, or even sequins. It’s up to you to decorate them however you like, and if you’re going to wear them around the house, they  might as well be fabulous, right?

If you want the pattern posted here, you can find it for purchase on Ravelry for a small sum (USD). You’ll need a DK (11 wpi) size yarn and a 5.5 (size “I”) crochet hook, with a gauge of six stitches and six rows equaling two inches (in single crochet). The good thing about this pattern is that it’s adjustable to every adult size – you simply tailor it as you go in order to make sure they’re the perfect fit. You can also crochet them a bit larger if you want to wear thick socks with them (this is especially nice if you have wooden floors and need a few layers between cool ground and cold feet).

There are some free patterns as well, like the crochet moccasins with flip-flop soles from the Make & Do Crew. You can purchase an ad-free pattern for a small fee, but there are also a written pattern and a video tutorial on the page that are available for free. To make these, you’ll need cotton yarn (the pattern suggests using Lion Brand 24/7), flip-flop soles, stitch markers, a tapestry needle, a sewing needle, a size 3.5mm and size 2.5mm crochet hook, a sharp object like an skewer, leather laces, scissors, monofilament (fishing line), and seed beads, if you’re going to decorate the shoes after you’ve crocheted yourself a pair.

You’ll need to know the following stitches for the project: single crochet (sc), skip (sk), and slip stitch (sl st). There are also other abbreviations in the pattern that are explained before the written instructions continue. If you want to check your gauge, you can crochet a swatch and then see if it measures eight stitches, seven rows to one inch.

Whichever pattern you choose, the end result is the same – a pair of lovely, cozy slippers that will be sturdy enough for you to walk out and get the morning paper, and soft and warm enough to keep your feet deliciously comfy all morning (or day, if you want).

If you want to purchase the pattern from Umme Yusuf, you can do so from Ravelry. If you’d rather watch the video tutorial and read the free written pattern tutorial, you can find all of that (as well as the for-purchase, ad-free pattern) at the Make & Do Crew site.

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Crochet or Knit a Tawashi Scrubber with Crochet Scraps, and Clean the House (Free Pattern)

Crochet September 8, 2017

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re repeating the same pattern with your days, over and over, never doing anything new? While household chores seem to be one of those things that make us feel like we’re in the film Groundhog Day, it’s helpful to think of it as less of a circle and more like a spiral. There are tiny differences each time, depending on what happened previously – cleaning up after a party is different than cleaning up after a quiet dinner party or an evening of babysitting kids.

Sometimes it helps to also bring in something new to the loop. Like this Tawashi Scrubber, which uses crochet scraps to become one of the most handy, practical, and colorful items in your house cleaning kit. What can I say? Cleaning is more fun with colors. Of course, you could go all out and belt out some Disney tunes while you scrub with your rainbow Tawashi and pretend that you’re Cinderella, but maybe that’s just me.

If you want to make one of these for yourself (or a couple dozen to keep around the house – I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this as a gift for friends or family as they make take it the wrong way so unless they ask for one, maybe keep these for yourself), you’ll need the following materials: worsted weight yarn (the pattern recommends acrylic for a stronger scrub, but if this is going to be used as a shower scrub, you may want to switch to cotton as it works better for sensitive skin), knitting needles (size 7 or 8), and scissors. You’ll need to know how to knit and purl, and whether or not you use a contrast color is up to you, though of course it is fun to experiment with various colors or even a variegated yarn.

If you’d rather crochet the scrubber, you’ll need worsted weight acrylic yarn and a size “H” crochet hook. You’ll need to know how to chain (ch), single crochet (sc), back loop only (blo), and crochet two together (2tog) as well, though of course these stitches will be familiar to most crocheters. A note on the crochet pattern says that there is a bit of construction to do after completing the crochet part, and involves weaving the ends in and out until you can pull everything tightly together and knot it to resemble the photo. This isn’t too difficult and should only take a few tries.

Want to add a few of these cuties to your cleaning kit? You can find the knitting pattern from Shh, I’m Counting! on their Ravelry page, where the pattern is available as a free download. If you like this pattern you might want to check out the others posted. If you’d rather crochet yourself a scrub, you fan find it at the Crochet Patterns Only blog, which provides both a written tutorial and a video tutorial (the link sends you to YouTube). If you like that one, there are a few blog links on the side to other free patterns which you can check out.

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Crochet Earrings

Crochet August 30, 2017

Do you ever wonder if there are more applications for crochet than the typical baby blanket, beanie, or scarf? What about small projects that take little time but present a challenge to any level of crocheter? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve found the perfect project – these crochet earrings (which are available as free patterns)! These delicate little beauties come in all shapes and sizes, from geometric patterns to flowers, and can be used for a variety of purposes apart from earrings – you can use them to embellish other projects such as beanies, bags, and keychains, you can string them together for a garland, or you can use them for other jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, or rings.

No matter how you intend to use them, you’ll need the following items to complete this project: crochet thread, a crochet hook (make sure the thread and hook will create the correct gauge), scissors, earring hooks, and wheels (or whatever shape you’re going for – look for metal jewelry bases). Of course you can modify this if you’re making these for other projects – or even if you want a different shape of earring. You can make your own wheels, triangles, diamonds, rectangles, or spheres. Just test everything out before you commit to making a ton of these.

You will need to know basic crochet stitches – chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), and slip stitch (sl st). These stitches should all be known to every crocheter, whether beginner or advanced. Some earrings will also require the use of a ring or magic ring, so be aware you might have to learn how to do that if you haven’t done so already – there are, of course, plenty of tutorials online in video or written format.

Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on these earrings either – there are a ton of ways to tailor them to yourself, with color, stitch pattern (you don’t have to stick to the basic stitches, you can use your favorites, like the puff stitch or a half double crochet), and size. If you prefer smaller earrings, purchase smaller hoops. If you like long earrings, forego the hoops and make tassel-style earrings. It’s up to you to decide how you want to make these.

Of course, when you do make them, you might get asked to make them for your friends and family. They make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, graduations, and other special occasions. You could also sell these at craft fairs, farmer’s markets, art bazaars, and the like.

The free patterns we found include both charts (several in case you decide you want to try different shapes or make them in different sizes, though of course you can create your own versions easily once you’ve seen the chart – you could even try writing out your own charts) and written instructions, so whichever you prefer, you can follow along without any trouble. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy making, you can find all the free patterns at BlogLovin and Haken Maysoondo Site. If you make up your own pattern, be sure and share so the rest of us can see your handiwork.

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Crochet Ring (Free Pattern)

Crochet August 30, 2017

Crochet Ring (Free Pattern)

Tired of having to buy expensive jewelry that cracks, chips, dents, or tarnishes? Thinking of making your own but don’t have a forge, drills, pliers, or metal? Never fear – you can show off your softer side with a slew of these crocheted rings. This free pattern from Fave Crafts is the perfect accessory – doesn’t take long, and it comes in any color you choose!

There are several great things about crocheted jewelry – it travels well (doesn’t get bent, scratched, or smashed, can be tucked safely in a pocket or bag), it’s inexpensive (you can have one for every day of the week, or month even), and it’s a great stash-buster – what’s not to love?

If you end up with a dozen or more of these, they make great presents for friends and family, as holiday or birthday presents. You can use their favorite colors and adorn the rings with other bits and bobs to make them truly unique. One of the best ways to do this is with ribbon, but you can also use beads and sequins. Be sure and try out several methods and additions so you can find the right fit for you.

And if you don’t want crochet rings but love this pattern, you can use them for plenty of other things – as napkin rings, a garland, Christmas ornaments, embellishments on hats, scarves, and bags, or an addition to your keychain. You could use them to identify your water bottle or wine glass, use them as gift tags, or scatter them on a table as part of a theme dinner party (if you did pastel colors they’d make a great addition to an Easter dinner, for example).

Want to make one of these? You’ll need the following: one skein of crochet thread (the pattern recommends using Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Thread in Silver), Size “D” crochet hook, scissors, a stitch marker, and a sewing needle. Of course, you can make the first ring with crochet thread and then try out different materials, such as jewelry wrapping wire, ribbon, or embroidery thread.

You’ll need to know some beginner stitches as well as the cluster stitch and the picot stitch – the pattern calls for chain (ch), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st), and single crochet (sc). Just remember to use your stitch marker so you don’t get stuck counting and then lose your stitches when you try to figure out where you left off.

If you like this pattern and want access to eBooks, free patterns, tutorials, and more, you can sign up to receive Fave Craft’s newsletters. The site features a giveaway, a craft store, craft videos, and collections. You can also submit your own projects to be featured on the site. There are other crafts in addition to crochet, so if you’re one of those people that likes various and sundry types of artistic endeavors, you might want to join the fun on this site and get to making even more pretty things to decorate yourself and your home.

Sound fun? If this is something you’d love to do, grab the free pattern from Fave Crafts, make a few of these rings, and then marvel at your delicate new fashion accessories.

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