Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hot pad

Here's a hot pad I just finished. It didn't take very long to do, either. :)

I used the same yarn that I used for the scrubbies - Peaches 'n Cream yarn, but with a size I hook (I used a size J hook for the scrubbies). I just did single crochet stitches in a circle (joining each row, as you may be able to tell), until I ran out of yarn, and it finished at about 13" across.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


This is one of the scrubbies I crocheted with Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn. The yarn is pretty worn out from repeated re-use (I tried making a hat out of it several times), so I thought scrubbies would be a good use for it. I've done 4 so far, but I'll do a few more. Why not?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Here's a pic of the shoelaces I crocheted for my work shoes a few months ago. I didn't want the same old solid color, so I thought I'd try something new.

It actually worked! Using Mexicana color crochet thread, I made a chain as long as my old shoelaces, then did 2 rows of single crochet end-to-end (through both loops of each stitch), then 1 row of slip stitch all the way across (through both loops of each stitch).

I had to use a crochet hook to lace them, then I tied a knot in each end. Since they stretched, and are now almost too long, I tied a bigger knot at the ends. Next time, I'll make them a little shorter. :) I'll be making more soon - some for each season or holiday.