Friday, July 24, 2015

even more cloths

I continue to make dish/wash cloths from When Granny Meets Filet by Bendy Carter. The patterns are in the back of the book as noted previously. I count the "x" as open, so I chain 37 rather than 38 and go into the 4th chain from hook to make my first row solid.

In this first picture the top two cloths are made with the same Knit Picks Comfy Sport cotton yarn as the previous ones.

The pink is Flamingo. The yellow is Creme Brulee.

The cream colored one below those is made with worsted I Love This Cotton Ivory. That one is about 9".

The next two were made with leftover yarns. I ran out before I could add the edging. I don't know what the top variegated cream is. The bottom one is the last of the Knit Picks Comfy Sport Cotton in Lady Slipper.

I also made myself a koozie. I have been drinking cold water more lately and this does a nice job of keeping my hands dry and warm. These don't take much yarn and are quick to make. For a standard water bottle I just work two rounds (12, 24). Then work even to heught. I worked an additional 9 rounds for this one for a total of 11. I used Red Heart With Love Berry Red worsted yarn and an H or I hook. I can't remember which.

That's all for today. I sprained my wrist AGAIN and will have to forego crocheting for a bit while it heals. 

Happy crocheting!

Monday, July 20, 2015

more cloths

More wash/dish cloths from When Granny Meets Filet by Bendy Carter. The patterns are in the back of the book. I sort of work them opposite as I count the "x" as open, so I chain 37 rather than 38 and go into the 4th chain from hook to make my first row solid.

I had enough of the Lilac Mist (purple) Knit Picks Comfy Sport to make another. The Honeydew (green), and the Ivory are also Knit Picks Comfy Sport, leftover from the mandalas I made previously. Those three are 7 1/2" x 8". 

This is a really nice cotton yarn. I wouldn't mind having more of it. I bought these colors in a set that was on sale a while back.

The cloth in the upper right hand corner is a worsted cotton yarn, but I don't know which it is. It is just slightly larger than the other three at 8" x 8 1/2". 

I love filet! 

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

pretty cloths

I have been wanting to use the filet patterns in the back of the book When Granny Meets Filet by Bendy Carter. I was looking at the Knit Picks Comfy Sport cottons I still have from the mandalas and decided those would make wonderful soft wash cloths, so I set to work.

As I said, these are all made with Knit Picks Comfy Sport cotton yarn. The yellow is Creme Brulee, pink is Flamingo, reddish purple is I think Lady Slipper, and the blue purple is Lilac Mist.

I have actually made one more since I took this picture, but I'll show that one in the next round.

These are worked with a G hook. They come out to be about 7 1/2" x 8". I hope to make one in each pattern though probably won't have enough of this yarn for that. I have other cotton I can use.

I really enjoy working filet though the pattern is not as evident without a solid background on which to display it. It's just enough of a challenge yet I am still able to work it while watching TV.

Hope you all are enjoying your crochet creations.

Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

more mandalas

I finished the two one-color mandalas. I ended up making two because one round didn't come out even and I couldn't find the error so I decided to make a second one. It came out the same so I'm probably just doing something wrong. Sometimes I skim instructions and just go my own way. LOL Nonetheless, I think they came out okay. I rather like them.

I had only one skein of sport weight cotton and I would have needed two skeins to work all the rounds of the pattern. Each skein of Knit Picks Comfy Sport is 136 yards. However, I had used a small amount on the other mandalas so they weren't completely full skeins to begin with. I still think I'd have needed two to do all rounds. Of course, the original pattern was not for sport weight yarn but for t-shirt bulky yarn which makes a huge difference in size.

Knit Picks Comfy Sport Sea Foam 13"

Knit Picks Comfy Sport Carrot 12"

I worked 13 rounds of the carrot and 15 of the sea foam though I fudged a bit to make it work with the yarn I had. I really like the pattern. If I'd have been smart, I'd have worked the same number of rounds on both and created a set of different colors. ;-)

The pattern is Marinke's Mandala Floor Rug. I think this would make a great rug. Might have to do one later in a bulky yarn.

If you want to participate in the project (ending in August) go to  . #mandalasformarinke

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, July 12, 2015


I finished another mandala. The project is #MandalasforMarinke  created in memory of Marinke Slump. You can keep up with things on this project and others at the Facebook page for Crochet Concupiscence.

I actually like this one better than the first one but it curls some (which she does say it might on the pattern). I'm making an effort to block it now. Heh I don't block many things so ... we'll see. I just wet it and pinned it down. 

The pattern is Marinke's Summer Hearts except I couldn't bear to add two more tails to sew in so I didn't do the surface crochet round.

I'm on the mandala roll now. LOL I don't like sewing in all those tails so I am now making a one color project. I think it would make a nice doily. Actually many of the mandalas would make pretty doilies. 

I got sidetracked while working on this blog. That happens to me a lot. LOL I added a few pics to my picasa album so I had to then find what pattern I used etc. That took a while so here I am back to finish this up and I have nothing more to say. Crazy. heh

Addition: I forgot to talk about the yarn. This is Knit Picks Comfy Sport. The creme color is Ivory. The green is honeydew. The pink is flamingo. I think the purple is Lady Slipper but I lost the wrapper for it so not positive.

Happy crocheting!