Here are the different projects that I made in June.
I love love love this pattern! This is the 5th pair of Tunisian crochet slippers that I have made using the birchbark slipper pattern. For this pair I used Cascade Pacific Chunky yarn, a P Tunisian hook, and a K and J crochet hook. My tweak to the pattern is after you make the last round of the pattern using a K hook, you then switch to a J hook and slip stitch all the way around.
I love this Summer scarf. One of my students brought in a pattern that would work perfectly with my Cascade North Shore yarn, but after making a few rows I decided to change it from a 4 row repeat to a 2 row repeat (I don't know the name of the pattern). I just did not like the 4th row at all. Using a P hook and dk yarn, chain 101 stitches (be careful making the chain so that the chains don't shrink on you), row 1 is all single crochet, chain 2 and turn, row two is all double crochet, chain 1, turn, and repeat. You end on a single crochet row. Super easy!
This dish soap apron tested my new knowledge of making a chinless foundation (for the apron ties). It is not my favorite technique, but sometimes it is useful. The pattern was fairly easy, but I would not recommend it to a new crocheter.
For these matching dishcloths I used size 9 needles and a pattern that was stored in my head. I didn't remember the pattern exactly, but the dishcloths still turned out good. This is my go-to pattern when I don't know what to make, and I need something mindless to work on during movie nights.
Here is yet another purple baby hat using this free pattern for the charity A Child's Light. This charity promotes awareness of shaken baby syndrome. I used Cascade Pacific yarn and a size I hook to make this hat.
I started making this egg basket for a friend last August, but Christmas presents and other crafting obligations got in the way. So this project got put on the back burner until June. That same friend was going through a hard time, so I really wanted to finish this project for her. The pattern costs $3.37. It is well written and easy to follow and easy to make. Now my friend has this nice basket to collect eggs from her chickens in.
This iPhone belt cozy is my own design. I still need to create a pdf pattern for it. I used Cascade Pacific yarn for the main body of it, and Cascade Cherub DK yarn for the butterfly. It not only matches my workout clothes, but it has a velcro money pocket so that my money won't fall out every time I take my phone out of the pocket (which kept happening with the last belt phone cozy that I made). Why make this? Because not every pair of workout pants has a pocket, and I used my phone to listen to music and as a pedometer while I workout.
I also finished the 3rd personalized fair isle teacher ornament for my son's teachers. There is a styrofoam ball inside of it. I used Cascade Cherub yarn and size 2 needles to make it.
One of the Disney Adventures (ravelry group) challenges this month was to be inspired by Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel. I thought that this free dishcloth pattern looked like the top of a carrousel. It was a quick and easy dishcloth to make.
One of my students came in with an interesting granny square bag chart one week (pictured below), and the following week she had a very cool project bag. I just had to make one for myself. I used 2 skeins of Cascade Sunseeker Multis cotton yarn (color 101) and an F hook. I love this yarn because it has sparkles running throughout. With the leftover yarn from the first skein, I made a mini granny square that I sewed into the lining of the bag. With the leftover yarn from the 2nd skein, I made a single crochet rectangle which became a pocket for my bag. After sewing all of the granny squares together, I single crochet once around the top of the bag starting at one of the sides. Then I crochet the handle. The fabric lining was machine sewed (as well as the pocket and mini granny square attachments), but I hand sewed it into the crochet bag. Now I have a nice new project bag that I love.
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