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Let’s talk about knitting and crochet projects!
I had an idea about knitting some bowls so I can keep small items together. I knitted one years ago and used a pattern from a magazine, but I’ve recently had a clear out and I must have thrown it away.
I found a few bowl patterns, but I didn’t find anything suitable for me, as most of them were knitted in the round and I prefer knitting flat. I decided to try and make up a pattern myself using a chunky weight yarn and wanted a pop of colour too, so I added a DK yarn weight in a contrasting colour.
This combination made them not only look more pretty but also made them sturdier. I really enjoyed making these, so I made several in all different colours. I got a bit carried away knitting them and ended up making several.
They make great gifts, or you can use them yourself. I keep keyring hoops in mine and computer sticks. I was fed up of losing small things so now I can keep them all together.
They are quick and easy to make and only require minimal knitting experience, if you can cast on, cast off, and knit, then you’ll be good to go.
One of my pattern testers hadn’t knitted in a long time and she was able to make them with no problems. In fact, she adjusted the pattern to make a taller bowl, which looked great.
Both a finished version of the bowl, and the knitting pattern are available from my Etsy shop.
The digital pdf knitting pattern is for sale at a complimentary price of 99p (plus VAT), for a limited time. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/859471759/rustic-knitted-bowl-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_1
For a Minerva blog post, I used some celestial fabric to make this great knitting roll. I used the mesh fabric on the inside for some contrasting material and liked how it turned out. It is only really suitable for larger knitting needles because small ones would fall out through the mesh. This was my first knitting needle case that I made using fabric and I made it up as I went along. I’m pleased I persisted with it because working with mesh fabric was not that fun, but I got there in the end. This is also for sale I the shop.
I really wanted to try making my own crochet hook case. I’d never used either mesh or vinyl fabric before so that was a learning experience. Can’t say that I enjoyed using either, but I like the look of the finished item. If I make another crochet hook case, I will use a proper bias binding for the edges because it stretches more. I had a lot of trouble with using regular fabric.
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