This post is a little different than what I normally share on here but I thought it might be fun to branch out from crochet hooks and yarn to talk about something all of us do everyday, at least 3 times… and that is eat! I always find it interesting to learn how other people meal plan, go about grocery shopping, and favorite go to recipes. Sometimes I get into a slump where cooking at home just seems like too much at the end of a long work day, but right now I am also at the point where no food that I would go out a get would be any better.
Hello again! Today I am sharing with you a pattern to create mini crochet baskets which are totally functional and super cute! I made a couple of them for drawer organizers because lord knows my drawers organizing. Below you can see one that I already put to work in my “nerd” drawer to hold my DS games, but really they could hold anything. I might make up a few in some neutral colors to hold soap in the bathroom or hold jewelry on my nightstand. [Read more…]
Whether you are just learning to knit or have been knitting for years here is a fun compilation of patterns a knitter of any level can enjoy!
1. Knit Color Block iPhone Case – This project works up quickly and easily and features working in the round and picking up stitches. New to knitting in the round or want to learn? Give this pattern a try!
3. I-Cord Snake Tutorial – Kill two birds with one stone by learning how to knit an i-cord while making a fun snake toy for your kiddos (or yourself!) Use i-cords for piping, wire projects, bag handles, garland and so much more. Really the skies the limit with what you can do with an i-cord!
4. The Seed Stitch Dishcloth – This simple dishcloth pattern features the seed stitch which is simply comprised of knits and purls. These cute and colorful dishcloths will bright up any kitchen!
5. Knit Macbook Cover Air Pattern – Keep your laptop protected by knitting it a sweater. This pattern features ribbing, working in the round, and color changes to keep things fun and interesting.
And there you have it folks a few of my favorite knitting designs for beginners! Hope you enjoy!
By the way, guess what!?
I am giving away three more bows!!
Allie of Crafty Allie was so kind to help out this Etsy newbie by hosting a Just Be Crafty Shop Giveway! Be sure to check out her blog, she has so many adorable inspiring projects! And while you’re there enter for a chance to win a couple bows!
See ya on the flip side, have a fantastic day!
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So what is amigurumi anyway?
What is the secret to perfect amigurumi?
Kind of self explanatory…just keep crocheting. It’s crazy how much my skills have improved from my first projects from just practicing. The pattern for the ball below is a great project to practice your amigurumi skills!
How to invisible decrease:
Basic Amigurumi Ball Pattern
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Hello friends! I have an exciting announcement this afternoon…today we are celebrating the grand opening of the Just Be Crafty Shop on Etsy! The store is now featuring the Textured Knit Mini Bow in five springy color options. This bow is the perfect accessory to brighten up your spring and summer wardrobe! One size fits all and they can be worn as either a headband or bow tie.
We do a lot of grocery shopping at Aldi. If you’ve ever been there you know it’s a great place to go for super low prices! One of the ways they can keep prices down is by not providing grocery bags, among other things. You either have to buy them there or provide your own. For whatever reason I always forget to bring bags with me. This drives me nuts because I never remember I don’t have any bags until I pull into the parking lot…go figure.
I designed this tote with my frequent Aldi shopping routine in mind. After I’m done writing this post I going to put my new totes in the car and that’s where they will stay until I go shopping next. Hopefully I’ll remember to put them back into the car after I bring our next bunch of groceries home, haha. I’m hoping these awesome crochet bags will just make me remember automatically, I think they will.
A printable PDF version of this pattern is available for purchase here.
Crochet Mesh Grocery Tote Pattern
- size 5.5 mm crochet hook
- 3 balls of Lily’s Sugar n’Cream Yarn in mint or whatever color you prefer!
- 2 stitch markers
- yarn needle
- Laying flat – approximately 14 inches at bag opening, 12 inch bag depth (mesh portion)
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- sc – single crochet
Body of the bag:
Round 1: In magic ring, chain 3 (this chain 3 counts as the 1st double crochet) 11 dc; Join in round with slip stitch (12 stitches)
**Pattern Note** Mark the last stitch of the round with a stitch marker in order to keep track of your rounds.
Round 2: *ch 4, sc in next dc; Repeat from * to end of round (12 spaces) Keep replacing the stitch marker into the last space of each new round.
Round 3: *ch 4, single crochet in next ch 4 space; Repeat from * to end of round
This is a little visual of what you will be doing:
Round 4: Repeat round 3
Round 5: *ch 4, sc in next ch 4 space, ch 4, sc in next ch 4 space, ch 4 sc in same ch 4 space; Repeat from * to end of round ( 18 spaces)
In other words, for round 5, you will be increasing in every other ch 4 space.
Round 6: Repeat round 3
Round 7: Increase in every 3rd space (24 spaces)
Round 8: Repeat round 3
Round 9: Increase in every 3rd space (32 spaces)
Rounds 10-12: Repeat round 3
Round 13: Increase in every 4th space (40 spaces)
Rounds 14-16: Repeat round 3
Round 17: Increase every 4th space (50 spaces)
Rounds 18-30: Repeat round 3
Round 31: *ch 3, sc in next ch 4 space; Repeat from * to end of round
Rounds 32-33: Repeat round 31
Round 34: *Ch 2, sc in next ch 3 space; Repeat from * to end of round
Round 35: *Ch1, sc in next ch 2 space; Repeat from * to end of round
Round 36: 2 sc in each ch 1 space to end of round
Round 37: sc to end of round
Round 38: Repeat round 37
Making the handles
Lay piece flat and take stitch marker number 2 and mark the other side of the piece like I did in the picture below.
Round 39: Ch 35, now skip 24 stitches and sc in 25th stitch from stitch marker number one, taking care not to twist the chain (or your handles will be twisted). You have just created handle one.
Sc to other stitch marker, ch 35 and sc into the 25th stitch from the marker just like you did with the first handle. Sc to the end of the round.
Both handles are formed!
Round 40: Sc into the back loops of the handle like I did in the photo below. Sc to next handle and crochet into the back loops of that handle as well. Sc to end of the round.
Round 41: sc to end of round
Rounds 42-46: Repeat round 41
Cut yarn and weave in any left over tails.
Go to the local market and show off your new tote!
If you enjoyed this pattern, be sure to check out my two latest tote patterns below!
Have a great day!