This week I did a few small crafts and finished up another that had been in the making for a while.
Fences and Waves Dishcloth
The first dishcloth was made with Peaches and Cream cotton yarn -- green, purple and white variegated. The stitch was somewhat like a spike stitch and gave the finished project a unique look. I couldn't decide if it looked like fences or waves, so I called it the Fences and Waves Dishcloth. :-)
To make this, I just did 6 rows of single crochet. Then I did a row of single crochet with spike stitches. This pattern was repeated until the dishcloth measured approximately 9" by 9". I will show a closeup picture of the stitches so you can get an idea of how it was done.
Summer Sunset Dishcloth
The second dishcloth was also made with Peaches and Cream cotton yarn. The variegated yarn made a beautiful pattern that reminded me of the colors of a lovely sunset. The stitch used on this was single crochet throughout. Finished dishcloth was approximately 8" by 8".
Pink bag with lace and beads
This cute little bag is about 6" tall by 6.5" wide. Blue lace was attached around the edges and beads added to the lace. A couple little things I would change -- Next time I would use gathered lace and would leave the extra bead off the button that is used for closing and opening the little bag. The bead makes it harder to get the button through the button hole.
The cute little coin purse that is with it came from neighborhood WalMart. They were sold in packs of 6 for $1.99, making each coin purse about 50 cents each.
Green Bag With Name and Stars
A fun and simple project this was, except for adding the name (Mom did that part). The bag is made in a round with single crochet throughout. The finished product measures approximately 11 inches wide by 13 inches high. It is opened and closed with a zipper. The opening at the top of the bag is about 9 inches across. When I made the butterfly purse a few weeks ago, I found the rectangular rings to be not quite to my liking for adding straps. For this bag, I used small round key rings. That worked really well, and the straps are more stable and hang more evenly.
I can make a bag like this (unlined) for about $15. If lined with felt, it would be about $20.
Monet Bag with Buttons
My final project to share on this post is this little bag made with Red Heart Super Saver Monet yarn. Bags like this are great projects for using up small amounts of yarn that are left over from bigger projects. They are also quick to make. Instead of doing this in a round, I just made a rectangle, then folded it about three fourths of the way up and stitched the sides together. About one fourth of it, I left for opening and closing the bag. Three little buttons were added, and that was it! The finished bag is about 5 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches tall. It's just perfect to fit in a purse and carry little items.
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