Stash Bustin’

I have been trying to stash bust my yarn and not buy any more yarn (I have failed.) BUT here are some patterns I have made.  The camera was fun to make. I used it to attach to my bag on the crochet cruise so I knew which bag was mine.  The pattern is called Camera Buddy and you can find it here. The pattern was fun and quick and is also free.

The next one I made is a doll blanket.  The pattern is free and here. It is by Julie Bolduc and called Shell Stitch Doll Blanket. I used a small skein of Red Heart that I had on hand. I like how the variegated yarn worked up. The pattern had a border but I didn’t think I needed it. I didn’t have a doll handy so my nutcracker modeled the blanket for me.

I have a ton of cotton yarn so I made another dishcloth and a swiffer cover.  The dishcloth pattern has turned out to be one of my favorite. It is called Primrose Discloth pattern by Dabbles & Babbles. It is free here. I liked the stitch combination to make this dishcloth.

The mop cover (or swiffer cover) is from Happily Hooked.  I had a subscription to Happily Hooked for awhile.  You can find the pattern here on ravelry in an ebook that you can purchase or through the Happily Hooked website. I had wanted to make one of these for awhile. I am looking forward to trying it out. It worked up really fast.

 

Hotpads

The other week we had a bridal shower for my niece. I made a few hotpads as part of her gift.  Their kitchen will be red with the turquoise accents.  The bone worked up fast. I used Lily Sugar’n Cream in Nautical Twist. The pattern was from a calendar and is no longer in print.

The bigger hot pad is a mandala. I had a subscription for Happily Hooked magazine and it was in there. You can get the pattern on ravelry. It is called Geometric Mandala Hot Pad.

The smaller hotpad is by Maggie’s Crochet. It is called Gold & White Potholder. It was also in a calendar and doesn’t seem to be available.

All three worked up quickly and were fun to make for my niece.