{made} — vintage kitchen set

I think I am in love with this pattern, it’s so easy to memorize you can work up a potholder basically anywhere. I made two with an opposite color theme, plus two flower coasters to accompany them. You can find both patterns on ravelry: the potholder pattern here, and the flower pattern here. These will perk up any kitchen!

{made} — lace necklace

My first true lace project. Definitely found following the chart was easier than the written instructions which surprised me because I usually get lost in a chart, but these instructions were just too intense.

I couldn’t find a 1.5mm crochet hook so used the closest size I could find which was a 1.25mm which means mine is about an inch smaller than the pattern suggested, but I like it smaller. It still dips pretty low and it looks best when it’s not laying over a shirt.

Used a copper color crochet thread and silver metal beads for the accents.
It was a challenging pattern, worked only on the right side. That meant binding off after each row, and way too many ends to weave in afterwards! Weaving in ends is not my favorite part of a project, but this turned out so fun it was well worth all the frustration. 

The pattern can be found in the May/June 2010 issue of Crochet Today!

made — green bobble bag

Enjoyed making the first one so much ended up making another quick bobble bag as a birthday present. The zipper and lining went much easier on this one because I had a better idea as to what I should be doing. I also made this bag a little larger 9x6“ instead of 5x7“ which seemed nice, could put more things into it.

{photography: Jill Cannon}