The pattern can be found here. And seriously, some patterns came with colors that you just look and go to the next page! That was what was going to happen to this one, until I just turn my head to the bag of ELLE pure gold, and though that this may give a cute mini pillow! Remember the round pillow that I made? The photo in that site is in black and white, and really doesn’t give the credit that that pattern deserves. At the end I tried and it turns out pretty good.
This one is going to be a Christmas present for shore, and it already has a owner! Hehehehehe, she doesn’t read my blog, teenagers!
Time used: 1 day, with a lot of interruptions (remember I’ve got two little girls)
Changes that I made: I didn’t work turn like the pattern asked for. Always worked in slip st and chain in the next round to go up.
Then I made two parts for the back.
Join all the pieces with sc and then another round around with a picot.
The buttons where work with the help of this site.
I’m very in love with this project, and I truly believe that I’m going to make a couple of them to my girls and even for my room!
South Africa won the Rugby World Cup.
There were parties everywhere!
The temperatures here went to 30, so we had a little party in the kid’s pool!
It is amazing how a little bit of sun, and a good temperature does to the kids. They were having a big party. And that wasn’t enough, on Sunday we went to the beach also. Now today is raining! Yes we are starting to have a tropical weather, what can we do? Just take advantage of every single day has it comes.
On other news.
The turtles are going in the right way.
I’ve finishing my black bag. Remember the fat bottom bag? Well I finished but at the end it was just not my style of bag. So I frog it and made this one. I’ve used the all weekend, and it is still alive. I put some fabric on the inside; sorry about the photos but taking pictures of black things is a little bit tricky! For this bag I don’t have a pattern, it is really one of my inventions. But I can say I made two parts for the front and back. Then I made the side and the bottom all in one piece. Them I sew everything and made the handles. All the bag is crochet with sc.
More ideas for Christmas. Why don’t you make a scrubby to give to someone? You can find the pattern here.
See you on the other side...
And for that I made this cute flower for the fridge.
Just put same iman in the back, and back to the fridge she went!
To tell the true this was suppose to be a little doll, like the Fifi flower tote. But in the end I just looked at her and thougth this would do a nice decoration for my fridge door.
Soap sachet are other good idea for Christmas presents.
Everyone likes to receive some good smelly present! And you can make a thousand of them. They are so fast to make. I like them, and the proof is that I already made six to give it away, I will put one soap inside one, so that the person that gets them knows how it works, and the rest is going with out soap, like that the receiver can go and pick her private soap that she better likes it better.
The link is here.
Crochet Business Card Holder
Yarn-ELLE Pure Gold DK, shade 29
4mm crochet needle
Rest of other yarns to make the flower
A little of fabric
Make the first sc in the second chain from the hook (15sc)
Chain1, turn, sc in every sc
Work like this until you have 24 rows complete.
Cut the yarn.
Attached the yarn in the 6th sc from the beginning, slip st, make the first sc in the same chain and make 4 more sc, total of 5 sc.
Chain1, turn, sc in every sc.
Work in this matter until there are 6 rows done.
The main body is done.
If you fold it you can see that it is shaped to a little purse, and that the cards can go in there.
If you’ve got a different size of cards, you can add more rows, or more stitches, depending what you need to change.
Now let’s go for the interior of the holder.
Cut a piece of fabric with just half cm more than the size of your holder.
You can see that those rows from the top don’t have the fabric to go on. It isn’t necessary. This fabric it is only to go inside, to allow the cards to go inside and out easier.
Next step is to put pins in every single place to join the fabric and the crochet piece.
Just fold the fabric a little bit to the inside, and put the pin secure.
When the entire piece is secure you can start to sew all around.
I did it by hand. But you can use your sewing machine. As long as you use the same color as your crochet piece.
Now time to close the holder. I thought that if I made another sc all around it would make the holder bigger than it is intended to be. So I made with the same yarn a back and forward stitch. The sc from the outside of the holder is going to be free. So it really gives a nice view.
To attach the handle to the main body I sew some Velcro. I put the hard one on the main body, just because that piece can attached to everything that touches. So this way it can only be the handler.
This is how it looks after you have joined the holder all around. Can you see where I made the stitch? And it doesn’t look bigger.
Now to make some decoration for the top of the handler. I made this little flower, because it is for me. But you can make other decoration, or put a button, or whatever your imagination takes you to.
The cards are already inside
You’ve got a pretty business card holder to put all your cards inside and shine when someone asks you for one card!
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My HF asked me to do, like a full plastic bag of turtles. He thought they were very cute to give away to all his customers!
So I’m feeling like a factory making turtles to everyone.
Some don’t have eyes yet, but I’m working on it.
I just have to say, that this little ‘toys’ are so easy to make, and very fast also. So if you’re thinking in giving something cute in Christmas time, this could be an extra present, just to make someone laugh!
The pattern for this little guy is here.
Did I already write that I’m feeling like a factory?
Yes, these are the purses that I’m working now.
The colors are just soft. And very fast also to make.
The decoration for the outside just comes out of my head. The i-cords are being made and only miss the fabric on the inside and the zipper.
And these are some extra decorations that I use to put out side of the purse.
No pattern to share here, but if you want to have a try just go to this site and you can get inspired to do something different like I did!
But on the other hand I’m trying to make a card holder.
I’ve seen so many on the net, but I really think there is something missing there. This is my little baby, from all the babies that I’m making.
No pattern from this one yet, it is still in my head, and can you believe it, it doesn’t want to come out!
Don’t forget Christmas is coming, and here are more ideas for all of you to grab….
Let me go to the corner of my factory…
Work it girl!
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