Tag Archive | crochet

Inktober 6-10, 2019


Then I had to test my pattern:




Nothing is in the Bag Yet

tote bag

I made this bag, I’m not sure why, I already have several bags.  The pattern was free from Lion Brands yarn.  It is called Trenton Tote.  I should have done 2 more rounds on the handles but the provender ran out.  My bag weighs 146 grams so maybe you would want to figure 150 at least.  I used some yarn that I had instead of their cotton.

Another Project Finished

black and gray vest


This project has been ongoing for maybe three years.  I had some design and supply difficulties.

My husband who is a trained electronic and mechanical engineer says a wire cut to the right length will be too short.  With that inspiration I bought what I thought was plenty of braid.  Of course I could not have taken into account the changes which would be made later.  I have 6 inches braid left!

This vest was crocheted with yarn I had on hand.  I finally decided to close it with a zipper.  It’s not something one really needs in July, but at least it’s off my table now.

Flashin’ Crochet Hook

crochet motifs

Do I have time to make a vest to be worn on December 7th?




Souvenir of Würselen

Facing the prospect of an 11 hour bus ride, one way (which actually turned out to be 12 ½ hours), to keep myself out of mischief, I packed my Barbie doll, all her clothes and a valisette of Matchbox cars—non!—  I packed a couple of sticks and some brightly coloured thread.  The main body of a rainbow moebius is now in place.  As I work on a border, I mull over the weekend and what shall I write about it.  In any case this non-scarf will be a good souvenir of a weekend devoted to creating bonds between fellow human beings.

Some Light Bulbs Take Longer to Warm Up

Sitting there, going one, two, three, four, five, dip down, one, two, three, four, five, dip down, my eyes happened to light upon the book I bought for learning Arabic and it occurred to me that I could do that in Arabic and then I would at least know how to count to five.

After several rows, I went up to ten on the back where I don’t really need to count.  Getting these polysyllabic words into my brain and out my mouth slows down my crocheting somewhat, but it feels good to be doing two things at once.

Got Yarn?

I have been knitting, crocheting, etc.  since early childhood.  This has resulted in quite a few bits of leftover yarn.  It has gotten to the point where I feel I cannot buy any more until I use some of it up.  I’m not keen on stripes and have already done some Fair Isle.   So I was very happy to find a site that organizes knitting (and crocheting) for charity.  It is a simple project, one sends an 8 inch (20cm) square(s) and  they are made into blankets and wraps and maybe other things, for orphans living in poverty.  Any colours, any weight, any stitch, just so it makes up warm.  It only took a few minutes to get the 20cm wide part and not that much longer to get the 20cm long.

Here is a link to the site:

Knitting for charity?


This is the square I started last night.  It’s finished now.

March Glad Hatter

  My sister lost the hat she preferred to wear, so I said get some yarn and a pattern and I’ll make you one.  This is what I did between two cups of tea at the breakfast table.

There was the better part of a skein of yarn left that was nagging at me so I started a scarf to match.  We needed another skein to finish it, but I made sure there was none left over to speak of or I might have found myself doing gloves. 

Here are my sister and brother-in-law taking a stroll.  Do you see any resemblance with  the crackers I posted a while back?