Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gifts in the Making

Some of you might recognize this fabric:

Leftover 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:

Fabric Strips

As much as possible, I tried to cut a continuous strip, but some were shorter lengths and I just tied them together.  The strips were then rolled up into balls:

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.


  1. These are adorable.. What a genius idea...Know your cousin will love them..
    Hope your having a good day.

  2. 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.

    1. 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.


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