Summer in America brings out the flags and other patriotic items in red, white and blues. It’s fun to decorate and use the colorful patriotic items around the house and at picnics. So with that in mind, I thought I’d crochet a few dishcloths and potholders.
I used my US flag dishcloth pattern to crochet the potholder and matching cloth. For the potholder, I recycled a plastic water bottle ring and just single crocheted around the ring and joined with a slip stitch into the corner to finish off the hanging loop.
Below is the finished off flag kitchen set.[…]
Japanese Knot Bags are very handy and feature two handles. One handle is shorter than the other so you can pull the longer handle through the shorter as a quick and unique closure for the bag. I thought a Japanese Knot would be a cool idea for a recycled tote bag.
I used mainly recycled grey Walmart plastic bags to crochet the tote bag with 4 blue plastic bags for the stripe. It took about 50 plastic bags cut 1 inch wide and made into plarn (plastic bag yarn) to crochet my Japanese knot tote bag. I loved how the blue really helped set off the bag to give it a nice look to an otherwise boring grey bag. Overall I am very happy with the results of my latest crocheted reusable bag.
Here is a closeup of the top with the Japanese knot used for the plastic bag tote closure.
As always, here is the free crochet pattern so everyone can crochet their own recycled Japanese knot tote bag.
Japanese Knot Plarn Tote Pattern
Hook: “N” (9mm) size metal hook
All directions are in US crochet terms.
Bag measures 14” wide flat across the front, 12” tall, 9-1/2” round bottom with one handle 10” long and the other 15” long.
Ch 3 and join with a Sl St to form a ring.[…]
Check out this cute little winter sweater pattern I crocheted for my dolly. Doesn’t she just look snugly warm in the sweater? This doll is 11 inches long with a thick cloth body.
I crocheted this dolly sweater using a H (5 mm) crochet hook and some worst weight yarn. The free crochet pattern can be found at Crochetville from Darksi who has created many cute and free doll outfits over the years. Here is the link to the Seasoned Just Right outfits with all the free pattern details.
I crocheted just short sleeves for the sweater as I was running out of yarn. I did 3 rounds for the sleeves by working single crochet under the underarm and half double crochet stitches around the rest of the sleeve. I used a strip of Velcro on the back for a closure.[…]
Using crocheted diaper covers is a great way to provide a little extra protection for plastic disposal diapers or as a soaker cover over cloth diapers. I used Boomer Beanies worlds best diaper cover pattern and followed the pattern as written using just a single strand of yarn for my first diaper cover I crocheted. Several other people had used the same crochet pattern and created a double thick diaper cover by crocheting with two strands of yarn held together. I loved this idea and set out to adapt the pattern to create my own variation of a double thick diaper cover.
After playing around with the gauge and size of the cover, I used the original pattern following cloth size 1 as I crocheted the pattern using two strands of worst weight yarn. Changes I made were chain 21 stitches to start using a J (6 mm) crochet hook. […]
Here is my latest crocheted recycled plastic bag basket. This basket uses mainly grey Walmart plastic bags and then I added stripes of red, white and blue “plarn” to decorate it with a patriotic theme.
I used an old plastic-coated clothes hanger for the handle. I cut a piece 19 inches long and put some curved ends on the hanger so I could attach it to the sides of my crocheted basket.
Once I had the hanger attached to the inside of the basket, I used a pliers to squeeze closed the curved hooks around the top edge to secure it to the basket.
Now for the free crochet pattern details for the basket.[…]
Here is my very thick front post crocheted hat. The hat is crocheted by working all front post double crochet stitches in the round. The result is a comfortable very heavy winter hat that will keep you warm.
You can add a few extra rounds to make a longer hat as this is one more of a helmet cap as shown. I have included changes for a smaller ladies or youth size in the free crochet pattern below.
Thick Front Post Crocheted Hat Pattern
Hook: “H” (5 mm) US sized crochet hook
Materials: 3 ounces (200 yards) – Wool or Worsted Medium Weight Yarn
I love this Wool in Dark Navy used in hat shown. (210 Yards)
Finished size: 22 inch cir and 8 inches long for adult size hat
With H hook, Ch 4 and join to form ring. Hat pattern is worked in the round without turning. […]
Here is my first ever corner to corner afghan. I crocheted this using one strand of black yarn held with different shades of blue scrap yarn I had in my stash. I tried to do a color scheme by starting and ending with the same bright shade of blue yarn. I then just used some different colors with a light blue yarn in the center.
I used this corner to corner afghan pattern to crochet my blanket. The pattern has a good video tutorial that is found here which I found very useful on how to get the pattern started.
Here is one photo while the lapghan was in progress.[…]
I love crafting with recycled materials. So when I crocheted these potholders, I used recycled plastic rings for the projects. I recycled these plastic rings from milk, juice and other plastic bottles.
Here are two crocheted potholders I made using my recycled rings. The green potholder has a milk jug ring for it’s loop ring and the blue speckled potholder has a smaller juice ring for the hanging ring. So depending if you like a larger hanging loop or smaller, just choose the ring dimension that you like best to crochet around the plastic ring for your potholders.
Both of these potholders were crocheted using my free basic potholder pattern. […]
As you may know, I love basic and easy crochet patterns. So I set out to crochet myself a basic winter cowl scarf that I could wear to keep me warm. Not only can this cowl scarf keep my neck warm, it also can double as a hooded scarf.
I just love this crocheted cowl scarf. It’s is simple to crochet and works up fast. I hope you will find this pattern useful and let me know if you have any questions as you work the free crochet pattern below.
Crocheted Twisted Cowl Scarf Pattern
Finished size: 74 inches long and 10 inches wide.
N crochet hook
2-1/2 skeins of Olive Green Paton wool yarn used
557 yards / 8.75 ozs
All terms in USA crochet directions.
Ch 29 to start for a 10 inch wide scarf […]