Friday, March 14, 2008

2 Baby Earflap Hats

I made these two baby earflap hats for some of my co-worker's (one a new mother and one a new grandmother) latest addition to the family . The hat on the left is knitted with Bernat Chunky yarn. I single crocheted a border around the edge with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. The hat on the right is crocheted from my stash with Red Heart Soft Yarn. I crocheted a flower in Lion Brand Chenille and added a butterfly button.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Crochet Purse - Purple & Green Suede

I made this purse sometime in January and just made up the pattern as I went along.  I took some notes, but now since it has been awhile, I don't if I could write up the pattern easily.  I would have to make it again.  I would still like to line the purse but will have to wait until my sewing machine is repaired.  It can still be used without a lining as there are no holes for items to fall out of.  I used Lion Brand Jiffy green suede yarn and purple suede yarn.  The purse measures a little over 12" wide at the base, 7" across the top, and 8-1/2" tall.  Most of the purse was made in single crochet.  I really like the gold button used from my stash on the flap.  I added a purchased strap from JoAnns.......though I much prefer to buy old purses from Salvation Army, Value Village, etc as you can get real leather straps for a reasonable price.