Good Morning Peeps. I thought I would share with you a project that I completed many eons ago.
I tend to be very frugal, and don't like to waste money. Wanting and needing pattern weights, but not willing to shell out the bucks for them, I decided to make my own.
These are each made using two 2" washers. I simply single crochet all around. When you think you can't fit any more stitches..force them! Just squish over what you have done and fit a few more, until you REALLY can't fit any more. Then tie your ends together in a knot. Easy peasy, and cheap! I don't remember what I spent for the washers, but they aren't that expensive.
These work every bit as good as the "real" thing. I don't have a scale to weigh them, but they are heavy enough to keep your pattern from shifting, so no pinning. At the time I made these I was working with some very delicate fabrics where pins would have harmed the fabric. After using them for that project, I started using them for EVERYTHING. Saves time and frustration, because the pattern lays even flatter than it would if pinned.
I made a total of 6. I wish I would have used rainbow colors for them to brighten my day. The grey is kind of industrial and boring. But it is what I had at the time. And works all the same.