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Topic: Crochet for the closet: coat hangers and soap sachets  (Read 765 times)
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« on: July 13, 2013 02:07:22 PM »

I'm already preparing for new year! We have a large family gathering two weeks after new year each year (over 50 people!) and every «nest» gives, preferably crafted, gifts to every individual/couple of the family, at a maximum budget of €3/head. (Nests are each child of my grandmother and their offspring, and the three children of my great-aunt and their partners.)

Since my grandmother passed away in may, I wanted to do something to commemorate her. We received three boxes of bars of soap (a cold war hoard!) that she had stuffed in between her clothes, bedsheets and towels to keep them smelling fresh. I proposed we make sachets for the soap, to hang them on coat hangers, and we could gift those. It would be very much in her spirit. We'll be using different techniques to make the bags, sewing, knitting, crochet and I might try my hand at weaving and knotting too. They're an ideal project for testing new stitches, I tried out the delta crochet stitch with double crochet and triple crochet (triple is better) and the knitted bag is a sampler of a k1p1-rib stitch, stockinette, seed stitch, and a checkerboard pattern. I haven't knitted much so far, so doing these trial runs give me a good idea of how stitches look ánd I like not having to frog my work Smiley

The coat hanger is also inspired by my gran. It really is a vintage technique and I received some of the wooden hangers from her closet. She had crochet hangers that went to my niececousin, because I can make my own Smiley

« Last Edit: July 13, 2013 03:18:39 PM by Naantje - Reason: In Dutch, the word for female cousin and niece is the same, I tend to mix these up in English! » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013 03:39:47 AM »

What a nice way to remember your Grandmother. I especially love the hanger. Grin

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