Thursday, February 26, 2015

Crochet Mini Basket...

I enjoy knowing that my leftover yarn doesn't go to waste.  I have made big and small flowers, mini pompoms on paperclips, mini purse charms and the list can go on and on.

I sometimes have leftover yarn that is good enough to made for example one coaster but not enough to made 2 of them.  I recently decided to make some mini crochet baskets and add some buttons to them to give them a little more character.

Certain things that I crochet I prefer to make with cotton yarn and others with acrylic.  These that I made recently are all made from 100% cotton yarn.  I will make some others using the acrylic and post those soon.

Think of the all the endless possibilities you have with leftover yarn...don't give up on those left over pieces that are good for one thing but won't be good enough for another.

Hope you like these that I made and hopefully it will inspire you to make some of your own.

Happy crocheting!!! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pom Pom Bookmarks

I enjoy it when I find ways of using my leftover yarn.  I like knowing I can make mini key charms, flowers (big or small), gloves, hats and bookmarks.

I purchased a bunch of different colored paperclips from Staples one summer and wanted to make something with them and the one project I used them on were fine but then I was left with all these pretty colorful jumbo paperclips and nothing else happened.
I came across on line (again thanks to all those crafty people out there that share there ideas!!) pompom clips.  Well that were I then said to myself yippee! another reason to use my leftover yarn and finally use the leftover paperclips I have that for one moment seemed like they were going to sit there and collect dust.

Now here is the thing you can go on YouTube to find tutorial's on how to make pompoms or just anywhere online.  It's very simple.

So here are some of my pompom bookmarks...hope you like them.

PS there is always hope for leftover yarn!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Crochet Flowers
baby hat with attached crochet flower
crochet flower necklace
So one of the hardest things I found was learning how to crochet something as simple as a crochet flower.  I had commissioned my mom to make them for me. for awhile. Especially the really really small ones.  

One day I decided I have to learn and figure this out on my own. So I now am comfortable crocheting the simple flowers..nothing fancy yet - but I can do it.
Crochet Earwarmer with
removable flower
Here I am showing you some that I have made that are easy and simple and how you can use them. I used these to attach to my purses, headbands or anything I feel could use one of these cute flowers.

Now I just need to get used to making them with the ever so thin yarn i.e. Aunt Lydia yarn is one of them. I am sure once I put my mind to it I will get it and then I will show you those.

Btw...use your leftover yarn this is a great to keep the love going with your yarn.
crochet mini charm with attached
small flower

Have fun crocheting!

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