We are having a CAL (crochet-a-long) over in our Trash to Treasures group on Ravelry. We are crocheting kitchen towel holders.
Here is the plastic ring holder I recycled to use in this crafting project. This plastic holder is used in retail stores to hold together two hot sauce jars. I thought it would be a good ring to use for the base of my towel holder. Here is how I recycled the plastic holder.
Cut the rings apart with sharp scissors and trim the edges so they look like these below. The rings are 3 inches wide and make an excellent base for the towel holder pattern.
Crochet around the plastic ring using two strands of yarn held together. I generally did 3 single crochets in between each plastic flange on the ring. This provides a nice even coverage over the recycled plastic ring.
Now just follow the towel ring holder pattern that Delights created to finish off the holder.
Here are a few more towel holders I crocheted […]
Here are some ribbed band hats I crocheted in several shades of yarn in child sizes. Here is a pretty colorful wool hat I crocheted with a ribbed band. I used my ribbed band hat pattern but only worked even on 58 stitches as of round 5 for a child’s size with a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. This resulted in a finished size of 17 inch Cir at band edge and 8 inches long that fit a 2 year old girl just fine.
Here is a closeup of the ribbing on the hat band with full pattern details below.[…]
I have been crocheting chain stitch scarves lately and came up with this stitch variation. On my chain stitch scarves, I change yarn colors every other row and just carry the yarn at the end of that row. I drop and pick up the new color after I crochet two rows.
On the first row of the new color, I do a single crochet spike stitch or long crochet stitch down into the first row of the prior new color. By working this long single crochet stitch, it creates a unique V stitch look to the scarf. Here is a closeup of one scarf I crocheted using the stitch design.
Here is a pink and white youth sized scarf I crocheted using the same chain stitch design. For the youth size, I crocheted a starting chain of 5 feet.
Spike Chain Stitch Scarf Pattern
H (5 mm) crochet hook
3 – 4 ozs Medium weight yarn in 2 colors for total of 7-8 ozs for adult length scarf
USA Crochet terms used in pattern
Chain 7+ feet to start scarf. Don’t worry about stitch count as you can always just unravel any unused stitches of the base row you don’t need.
SC in 2nd chain from hook and SC in the next stitch also.[…]