Some of you might recognize this fabric:
It's leftover from earlier this summer, when I made two nightdresses for myself with some of the fabric I had in my stash:
The difference in color is due to the fact that the nightdresses picture was taken in daylight while today's pictures are taken in artificial light.
I cut up the leftover fabric into long thin strips:
|Wound into Balls|
Next, I took a large crochet hook (US Size I/5.5 mm) and crocheted in rounds, increasing at random to keep the shape, to make hot pads or trivets. They are to be used under hot dishes to protect the table finish; NOT to be used as pot holders because they are not thick enough for that and one can burn ones hands through the small gaps between the crochet stitches.
|Crocheted Hot Pads|
I had crocheted a set for myself, several years ago and family and friends have admired them. I made another set for one of my friends, one year, for Christmas. The ones I am making now will be for a cousin, who had also admired them. I will make at least 4, but I'm hoping there will be enough fabric to make a set of 6.
Daughter did some shopping for me, this evening, and bought gifts for 7 people on my list.
Need to recheck my list and see who is left.
These are adorable.. What a genius idea...Know your cousin will love them..ReplyDelete
Hope your having a good day.
Thank you, Judy.Delete
Those are very nice! I would love to learn how to crochet one day, I always put it on my gift list for my husband, but he never buys me anything I tell him I want. And I just never buy myself anything, so many other things need to spend the money on.ReplyDelete
Jess, there are lots of how-to videos on-line - maybe one of these days, when Little Wolf is napping, you can watch a video or two and try. But, you will have to buy yourself a crochet hook. Pretend you are buying it for someone on your gift list and buy it! Or, if you regularly buy something like soda for yourself, cut back/go without for a couple of weeks and use the money you'd have otherwise spent on the soda to buy the crochet hook. I can't remember how much I spent on the packet of 3 crochet hooks I bought, but I believe it was not more than $5.Delete
They look amazing!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sybil.Delete