Just finished this classic waist belt. If anyone is interested, I’ll put up a pattern. Let me know …
This has only a few crochet in it. I saw this upcycling idea somewhere on the Internet.
You cut the lower part of a shirt into ribbons, then you knot. It gets more and more narrow the more rows of knots you make. But jersey is stretchy, so I don’t have problems to put it on.
I didn’t like the round neck. I cut a hole and crocheted a small stripe in Tunisian crochet which I crocheted together after pulling it through the hole.
Started yesterday evening and finished this mitts today. You can find the pattern here. It’s well written with lots of pictures.
These are my alterations for the project:
Finished after 9 rows of hearts and not 10. Worked one round of sc to finish.
By using only 2 colors I didn’t have to cut yarn at the end of each round. I carried the yarn inside the mitts.
I found the thumb wouldn’t work. So, I did it as follows:
Rnd 1: same as in pattern
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next two scs, sc2tog, sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 6 scs, sc2tog, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next two scs, sc2tog, sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 4 and 5: sc around
I think it’s a very nice and quick project, especially for Valentine’s Day!
So I first made 3 times 4 granny squares which went really fast with this bulky yarn and a 6 mm hook.
And crocheted together and with a double crochet border at the opening those squares became comfy slippers.
You can find the instructions for assembling here. By the way I already made two pairs before and gave them away. This pair is for my brother. I will add a (liquid) dot rubber sole (Is there a special name for it?).
Just wanted to show you this before I go to sleep. This was kind of “in” -I’d say- twenty or more years ago. But it couldn’t be more up-to-date in times of environmental problems due to more and more products made out of plastics that we don’t keep to use often.
It doesn’t need much space in my shoulder bag because it has this handy mesh structure. The cotton I used is soft and sturdy at the same time.
I hope it’s going to be my lifelong grocery tote and maybe my grandchildren will inherit it. 😉
I will give you the pattern link later, ravelry seems to have problems right now.
Such an easy project, it only took me a bit more than one hour to complete it and I used less than one skein SMC Catania. Didn’t make it for myself, but I did the model job for the picture. You can find this great pattern here. By the way, thanks to the designer for sharing it for free! 🙂