Monday, 11 January 2016
I got a bit bored yesterday. I couldn't do any more on either of my blankets as I ran out of wool on both types (super annoying) and tried just watching Criminal Minds without doing anything for a while but I'm not very good at just sitting still so eventually got up and had a rummage through my wool basket.
I gathered together a bundle of happy colours and thought they made a beautiful rainbow spectrum. To begin with I wasn't really making anything specific other than a nice rainbow square, but eventually it became sort of pencil case-like and I rolled with that. It is a very tight stitch as I used a 3.0mm hook rather than my usual 3.5mm hook, so quite suitable for a case.
Once I made a long strip of rainbow loveliness, I folded it into three and crocheted a white border around the longer edges, catching two layers at the bottom to create the pocket.
I didn't fancy buttons for this case, and made a simplistic wrap around ribbon with chain stitches, catching it with some slip stitches at the back to hold it.
Such happy colours, a really useful item for travelling crochet time and a far less boring evening of television!! A very productive evening.