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Topic: Scrubbies, mug cozies, and more! (AKA a productive spring break) IMAGE HEAVY  (Read 1174 times)
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« on: March 25, 2013 08:01:21 AM »

My goal for my spring break, which was last week, was to use up the last of my cotton yarn and finish a scarf. That plan got slightly derailed when I got home and my mom gave me FIVE more skeins of yarn, but I still managed to use up most of it Cheesy

First up, the scarf. Made of some wool blend that I bought (and started working with) ages ago. It worked up really nicely and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.


Next, mug cozies. I just made the pattern up as I went along. They fit "standard size" mugs (so about 3.25" wide). I ended up making four of them, though I have a maroon one in progress right now.


Next, dish scrubbies. I used this pattern for them and then just tweaked it until I was happy with the size. A quick google search will give you a couple different variations on that pattern to work from. Anyway, I ended up making three of them.

Next (almost done, I promise!) a set of holiday coasters, in an attempt to use up as much of this Christmas-y yarn as possible (I still have some left so I might make a mug cozy out of it or something). I ended up making 5 coasters total.


And finally my favorite projects, coin purses! It was my first attempt at sewing a zipper onto anything I've crocheted and I think they turned out pretty good! I also have another one of these started that isn't quite finished yet.


So all in all, in just a little over a week I crocheted...

-About half of that scarf to finish it
-Four mug cozies, with another started
-Three scrubbies
-A set of five holiday coasters
-Four coin purses, with another started

I'd say that's definitely not too shabby! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013 08:04:43 AM »

woah! you've been busy!! That scarf is gorgeous.  Beautiful stuff!
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013 08:23:55 AM »

I love your scarf so much!  And the little purses are a great.  I think I'll add them to my list of xmas ideas, and make one for myself, too! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013 08:35:44 AM »

I've seen those scrubbies for sale and even recognized that they were crocheted, but I never got around to finding a pattern for them. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013 09:34:16 AM »

Wow, you've been very productive.  I like the mug cozies the best, I need to make me some of these.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013 02:43:34 PM »

If I may ask, how did you sew the zipper into the crocheted clutch?  I'm making one for a swap and have never tried to include a zipper in any of my projects.  Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013 03:08:42 PM »

If I may ask, how did you sew the zipper into the crocheted clutch?  I'm making one for a swap and have never tried to include a zipper in any of my projects.  Thank you!

What I did was turn the coin purse inside out and flip the zipper over (so the actual zipper piece was along the inside). I then handsewed one side of the zipper to the coin purse, so the fabric-y part of the zipper is along the outside of the coin purse. Once I reached the end of the purse I opened the zipper up and did the same thing on the opposite side. Trimmed the zipper down to size, turned right side out, and you have a zipper sewn onto your crocheting.

A quick google search gave this website which has steps and pictures for pretty much the same process, if that's any help Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013 05:57:42 PM »

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