It’s Christmas Eve 2012 and so it seems appropriate to share some Christmas snowflakes. I crocheted these Christmas snowflakes for gifts this year. I made two potholders using this crocheted snowflake pattern. I worked the snowflake on the front panel only and then a solid single crochet piece for the back of the potholders. The back panel is 27 stitches wide for 30 rows using a G hook.
Then I crocheted just the snowflake using an H (5 mm) crochet hook to create a dishcloth. The result is a 8-1/2 inch square cloth. I added the dishcloth along with […]
Here is a hotpad I crocheted using my T-yarn trivet pattern. This hotpad’s yarn is a combination of a white t-shirt cut into a very narrow strip to create what I call t-yarn and some leftover Red Heart chunky blue yarn.
I crocheted with the white t-yarn for the center and scalloped edging. I did one extra round with the blue chunky yarn to make the hotpad just a bit bigger and to use up the small amount remaining. The result is a hotpad trivet that is 8-1/2 inches square.
I wanted to use the chunky acrylic yarn to show how a t-shirt yarn pattern can be used with regular yarn too. You could also make this hotpad by holding two strands of worst weight yarn together to crochet the pattern. Either way, you end up with a great looking motif hotpad trivet.[…]
I recycled a few more old Christmas cards into Christmas ornaments. This time I made 4 inch round ornaments from some old cards I have been saving. I used a small bowl from the kitchen to make the round circle. I just placed the bowl over the part of the card that I wanted to cut out. It worked well to place it so I could see if I was capturing all the area I wanted for the ornament. Then I just traced around the edge of the bowl with a pencil and cut out the circles.
You can read all the details on how to recycle Christmas cards into ornaments in a previous craft blog I did last month. These are really quick and easy projects and a wonderful way to recycle old Christmas cards. […]