17th CK: A Prayer Shawl

A few months ago I received a beautiful prayer shawl from the CWL (Catholic Women’s League) as a present for all the fabric and yarn I passed on to these very talented ladies. Since I started to pack for my up coming move I raided my stash of fabric and yarn and have put it to good use through the CWL.

I know loving and prayerful hands worked on this shawl. I even highly suspect that Father Jonathan blessed it for me. For me it is a beautiful work of craftsmanship and my first crochet shawl.

I shall put this prayer shawl to good use.

Question: Have you made someone a prayer, blessing or meditation shawl?

God Bless & Crochet On

Thank you

Jennifer

8. CK: Crochet a Basket for my Yarn Stash

My Practice Basket

A Small Start

This basket only holds three skeins of yarn but it is a great start.

About a year ago I started to see an over flow of yarn in my living room and decided I needed to tidy up a bit. I went basket shopping and wasn’t happy with the selection. Then I started to find knitted and crocheted baskets on Pinterest and this is my first basket and I’m very happy with the results and now that I have the basics, I’ll be able to create bigger baskets for more yarn. I’m not sure if I’m creating, order in my house or just more room for yarn?

I found the pattern through Pinterest that lead to Ravelry. The designer is Elisabeth Pardue, Chunky Basket. And this pattern is free. This is the same yarn I used for the boho style flip-flops.

  • I used this yarn, different from her suggestion: T-shirt, (5) Bulky, BERNAT Home Dec. Spice verigant.
  • Hook: 8 mm

Questions: Are you an avid basket maker? Is this how you organize your yarn? Do you knit or crochet them?

God Bless & Crochet On

Thank you

Jennifer

 

 

 

 

7. CK: Crochet Boho inspired Flip-flops

7. CK: Crochet Boho inspired Flip-flops

The best summer project 2018

 

This has been the best and not so easiest project we’ve taken on this summer for Café Knitting.

First the instructions were almost impossible to follow. Then the stitch count was always changing and we were for ever unraveling our work. I revised the pattern for easier reading and made several mistakes myself. I think we may have this pattern down pat by the time we finished our second set, and we just bought a third pair of flip-flops this week. By the time summer is finished we will be experts, hear me laugh hysterically! You’d think such a little pattern would be easy to follow, with only 7 rows. The rows that gave us the most problems were (3-4), rows (1, 2, 5, 6 & 7) didn’t give us problems.

Problems aside, these cosy boho inspired flip-flops were fun to whip up, I even added a charm on my second set.

First Set

Just before summer we finished the first set of flip-flops and you’ll see one has a bigger hole in the front than the other, I just call this air ventilation. I don’t care they are not perfect, they’re still cozy and good enough for me.

Second Set

 

 

You can see we did a great job with our crocheting for the second set, and these ones fit me much better. The charm was easy to put on as I crochet, on the fourth row.

Now that we have our third set of flip-flops, I don’t know what colour of yarn I’ll use or what colour the next set of flip-flops look like because my friend picked them up, only that they are size (6). A note on how much yarn you need and one ball does a set of flip-flops. It took us about 5-6 two hour sessions to finish a set of flip-flops.

Yarn: T-shirt yarn, by Bernat maker fashion, 72% cotton, 28% nylon, 115 m, Bulky (5) weight, colours are red & blue.

Hook: 5mm

Flip-flops: your size

Found on Ravelry or Pinterest: Short Crochet Gladiator flippies

Question: Has anyone crocheted these flip-flops and how did it go?

God Bless & Crochet On

Thank you

Jennifer