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This pattern/tutorial is a quick and incredibly easy one. It's for a cool little pouch that zippers closed, perfect for toting around spare hooks, pencils, glasses or even for makeup. I made a couple of them using different lengths of zippers... and these things are so darn easy to customize. The pouch is worked first into the zipper, then down-- making it a piece of cake to assemble. And I took lots of photos to help you make one of these for yourself!
In my most recent pattern, Edgar the Elephant, I chose to use one of Lion Brand's popular yarn lines, called Homespun Yarn. I feel like this yarn definitely gets a bad rap due to how hard it is to see the stitches, along with it's fraying ends. But even though it has it's drawbacks, I really really like this yarn.
So after you've finished up your pieces for The Matilda Tote, and you'd like to add the fabric and stabilizer, you're ready for this tutorial. I also think this post offers some good basic information if you'd like to add some structure/lining to any of your crochet projects!
I am delighted to share with you my latest pattern: The Matilda Tote! It's a lovely structured and cabled bag that is surprisingly simple to make. It consists of three pieces, a front and back panel along with a long piece that wraps around the sides and bottom. I've taken TONS of photos of the process of making this bag in the hopes of you being able to 100% understand how to make this beaut!
I thought it'd make for an interesting post to talk about the reasons why crochet projects get abandoned. Because I'm pretty sure it happens to us all... For me, I can think of multiple reasons why the things I'm working on get abandoned, from realizing the project isn't going to be what I thought in my head to the fact that it's taking too long and isn't season-appropriate. Probably the biggest reason, though, is taking on a big project and not knowing how to manage it in small chunks, then getting overwhelmed and worn out on the mere thought of even doing it!
I am so so so happy to finally get this sweater pattern out in the world! It's the Cross My Heart Sweater that is the cutest little thing, featuring a unique eyelet and i-cord display along the front neckline. My favorite part about this sweater?? The body is worked in ONE PIECE! Gasp!
With the release of the new Cross My Heart Sweater on the horizon, I thought I'd release this little tutorial on how to set eyelets on your crochet projects. The eyelets provide such a cool, industrial feel to the softness of the yarn-- I love how they look together!