I actually started a crochet project this week but I’m not sure that I want to continue with it. I wanted to make a baby gift so pulled out some DK yarns in some analogous colours plus some from the opposite side of the colour wheel.
I started following the Relaxghan pattern, found on Ravelry, but now I’m not crazy about the combo or the pattern.
I need this gift to be fast, and a blanket made with DK yarn with lots of ends to weave in is just not doing it for me.
Maybe I’ll go back to it later but for now I think I’m going to do a simple quilt with a fun fabric, one piece for the top, one for the backing, add batting and tie the layers together.
I have fabric in my stash for the top. Just need a metre of a coordinating solid for the back.
I did have some fun with rope tonight.
This stuff was from Home Depot and cost about $9 for 100 feet. I used almost a whole pack for a bowl that ended up about 9.5 inches across at the top edge.
Dang, that used a lot of thread. I think I filled the bobbin four times! The teeny bit of vinyl at the end is a scrap from work. I like the pops of colour from bits of quilting cotton wrapped around the rope in places.
I have the makings of more bag handles here – I found the cotton rope at the dollar store today so with the grommets and the scrap of vinyl to cover the ends of the rope I’d say I’m ready to construct a new tote bag. I’m thinking patchwork……….
See you again soon!
Nicola, Is the bowl crochetted? (sp?) or clotheline sewn together by hand ? Could not see it clearly. Perfect idea. Yes, bits of color do the visual job.
That is a good sized bowl for the cost I think. Thanks for sending.
The clothesline is coiled around on itself while sewing together with a wide zigzag. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube for rope bowls. They use a tonne of thread but are fun to make.