(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters series.)
January was filled with huge stressful projects – of the crochet kind as well as of the full-time job kind. In the last two weeks, I’ve turned to some smaller projects that could be easily completed to give myself a bit of perspective. Yes, one day the double bed sized blanket made of 375 squares will be finished, but until then, I need to finish something, anything!
With that attitude, I picked up the small plaid swatch I began working on in October as part of my exploration into the woven crochet chapter of Crochet Master Class.
Earlier this week, I decided to transform that small woven panel it into a pouch/clutch/bag of some sort. I was actually somewhat inspired by Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence and her original plan of making crochet gift bags for the holidays.
I put the pouch in the washer on hot and in the dryer on high on Saturday. It didn’t shrink as much as I was expecting (hoping?) it would, but it did tighten up a bit.
It’s blocking right now since the flap was a bit wonky when it came out of the dryer.
All that remains is for me to sew on a button, and I’ll have a nice, completed woven crochet project (emphasis on the completed).
I still have nine chapters in Crochet Master Class that I haven’t really touched upon. Honestly, I’m really dreading two chapters: painted crochet (because I feel the need to buy a ton of yarn in rainbow colors to do it justice, and that conflicts with my plans to destash as well as my intent to save money) and hairpin lace (because I’m somewhat intimidated by it, although Yarnberry has done a lot to make me feel like I can handle any hairpin lace challenge that gets thrown my way!). I am hoping to do at least one post on each chapter by the end of the Year of Projects, though.
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