If you knit or crochet on a regular basis like I do, I’m guessing you’ve also got a big stash of leftover yarns that are languishing in a craft tote or two (maybe three or four?) 😉
I had a browse around Ravelry a couple of weeks ago, looking for ways to use up my own stash and found these two lovely tote patterns, one crochet and one knit.
Thanks to designer: Kathy North for allowing me to share the photo and pattern of her Stash Bustin’ Tote, pictured above.
It’s an easy pattern, so if you don’t have a lot of crochet experience, this would be a good project to tackle, to hone your “hooking” skills. 😉
The other stash-busting tote that I really liked, was this one: Girl About Town, designed by Joanne Yordanou.
This one is knit and again, an easy pattern that would ideal for beginners.
Thanks Joanne for allowing me to share your tote pattern/photo here too!
Both of these patterns are currently free, so it’s a great time to download copies for yourself!
Ravelry is so amazing! So many talented designers over there, sharing their work, often for free or for a very nominal charge. I ♥ it!
I hope to make one or both of these soon. I NEED a new tote bag, badly!!
Happy Crafting and Week, G
PS: If you are over at Ravelry, do stop by my page too, to see some of my finished projects and say hi! Hope to see you there. 🙂
I’ve usually got at least one (sometimes 2 or 3…) knit or crochet projects on the go.
Right now I also have several finished projects that I need to get photographed, to share here and at Ravelry.
One of my current works in project is this lovely shawl:
designed by the talented: Kay Meadors, who has graciously allowed me to share these photos of the finished shawl here:
I’m making mine in a lovely soft mauve yarn:
I purchased this yarn at one of my fav yarn sites: Knitting Warehouse
(click to read my review of their site and great prices).
One skein of Patons Lace (498 yds.) is all this shawl requires, I love that! 😉
With circular needle, pattern download and yarn, this shawl is costing less than $20. 🙂
It’s NOT all wool but it sure looks like the “real deal” and based on previous experiences with wool blend yarns, I also don’t think blocking will be too difficult when my shawl is completed.
I’ve got about 20 rows to go but these are LONG rows at this point as the shawl is getting bigger and bigger; the final row has over 300 stitches, so if I get a couple rows done each time I sit down to knit at this point, I’m happy. 😉
If you’d like a copy of this wonderful pattern (and yippee….no mistakes that I’ve found so far, that’s often not the case with knitting patterns) stop by Ravelry and get one to download. While you’re there, check out Kay’s other beautiful designs.
I’ll share a finished photo this spring, when I’ve got this one OFF the needles and something perfect to wear with it too. 😉
What are you making right now? I love to hear about projects in progress!