For weeks I had these cacti laying around on my craft table, because I couldn't find nice little pots for them, so in the end I made crocheted pots. Not what I had in mind, but doesn't look awful either.
My daughter asked me to crochet some scrunchies for her. Not that much work, I thought, so one evening, after she went to bed, I started crocheting. Turned out next morning that the scrunchies that I made weren't exactly the ones she had in mind. She meant scrunchies like the fabric ones: a tunnel with a piece of elastic in it. Luckily she liked mine much better, so I got away well. Not sure if they will be in use as hair bands or bracelets, though. Teenagers think in mysterious ways, aren't they?
How I made them: Round 1: 40 sc around a regular hair elastic, close with a slip stitch in the first sc (40) Round 2: chain 2 (counts as the first dc), 2 dc in the same stitch, 3 dc in every sc of the previous round, close with a slip stitch in the chain stitch (120) Round 3: chain 2 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc in the same stitch, 2 dc in every dc of the previous round,close with a slip stitch in the chain stitch (240) Round 4: chain 2 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc in every dc of the…
A while ago I tried to knit the Herringbone Stitch, but it wasn't a success, really. I'm just not that much into knitting. So I was happily surprised when I saw this pattern with the same stitch, but for the crochet hook! Good news: you can make this bag in one day!
Because we moved last summer, we also had to pick new schools for our daughers. My oldest would start at high school so had to change school anyway, but the youngest is still in elementary school. We found a school not far away from our house. She has a small class. at least much smaller than before, en has a great teacher. Very involved, intelligible, righteous and with an eye for what every child needs. My daughter totally loves her and asked me to make something for her to give on the last day of school. She asked her teacher what's her favorite animal (cat) and picked this cute design. Very nice to make!