I hope your day is going great. I’m here today to give you another free pattern! And I think I picked the cutest little design for a purse, handbag, pocketbook, suitcase…whatever it is you call it!
Since it’s the middle of summer here, I knew that I wanted to make a bag that I could just throw a few things into and run out the door. When you’re a mother of three little boys, that’s about the best I can do. Everywhere we go is rush, rush, rush and half the time I forget some of the things I was supposed to bring.
I could not be more happy with how this Cappuccino Triangle Shawl turned out! This was the first time that I had ever tried the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable line of yarn and I tell you what…It’s awesome! It is incredibly soft and the natural color changes throughout the skeins make for a beautiful work of art.
So here I am again with another upcycled garland pattern. I just love these so much. I get to make something pretty and upcycle something that might otherwise end up in a landfill. I do recycle religiously, but I’m hoping that by sharing this pattern, other people could help out in the fight against polluting the planet. I realize it’s a small gesture, however, I honestly believe that big things begin with little steps!
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This is a step-by-step photo tutorial for crocheting single crochet stitches around a plastic ring. This will work for any size or thickness of ring. The rings used in this example are 1″ plastic rings taken from the lids of standard sized water bottles (just beneath the cap).
These are right-handed instructions.
The Granny Square Cabin Rug is such a fun little project! I’ve made several rugs in my crocheting lifetime and I’m currently using five in my home—they last a really long time. I’ve had mine for years and washed them tons of times. I’m very happy with how durable they are. I always make them with multiple strands of yarn at the same time, which makes them super thick and comfortable under your feet.
Happy 4th of July!
Summer is in full swing now. The days are long and the sun is HOT! And because of Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day, how could we not celebrate America all summer long? Personally, I keep Americana decorations up all year, but summer tends to be the peek of country pride season.