Category «Yarn Crafts»

Crochet Openwork Septagon Counter Mat

I wanted, not a dishcloth, but a cotton round to lie on the kitchen counter for cushion under pans and things. I wanted it openwork for more ventilation. 1)   Dig through the internet for two hours  2)  There’s nothing like that  3) Invent something. Not that I really cared until I started, but there aren’t …

Diamond Granny Crochet Motif

I was having a granny square thing for a while and churned out a bunch of scrapghans. But what about a granny crochet diamond? I can’t remember what got me on the idea of a diamond shape, which is sad, because usually the long-winded story of the whole course of the inspiration and development is …

Six Petal Flower Crochet Motif

Amazing! From my imagination to a motiv that was exactly what I had in mind, on the first try. That’s not usually how it goes. I’ll have a try at writing the pattern. If you see any errors let me know. With center color, ch4, join with sl st In the ring, ch3, sc, (ch1, …

Crocheting for Relaxation

Yarn is a very good thing for PTSD symptoms  🙂 Here’s my latest scrapghan project. No, that’s the old one!  I started that long ago, at the other place, and had worked on it in little bits for so many years that it had acquired a feeling of should. “I’ve worked on it for so …

A Better Spiral Crochet Granny Square

Went looking on internet. Really, nobody’s done it quite like this? I’m surprised!  Probably it’s out there somewhere but I couldn’t find it. So I made up my own which I think is much more authentic grannyish than the other ideas I could find.  The others are very cool and artistic but they’re more complex, …

Round Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Cool round doily style cotton dishrag or mat, written out to be ultra simple for non-knitters like me I saw someone making one of these and got stars in my eyes. She was kind enough to write down the instructions from memory. They may have been good instructions, but they didn’t work for me. Neither …