Archive | February 2019

More Tunisian Crochet Phone Cases

Birthday season is finally over in our household. It gets kicked off right after Christmas with my son’s birthday, followed by my husbands birthday. Then immediately after (now February) by my birthday, and lastly, my daughter’s birthday a week later. This year, we had a party for my daughter and celebrated with friends and family. This is where I gave away the tunisian roses case to my sis-in-law.

My other friend had requested a phone case as well, so I modified a different tunisian crochet case I already had. I was going to make her a new one, but she liked that one, so I fixed it for her by adding more rows so it would fit her phone.

My sister saw that I was handing out phone cases and wanted one too. She liked the stitch on the tunisian one, so I worked on hers during the gathering. I finished just before she left.

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Tunisian crochet simple stitch phone case

My other sister didn’t want to be left out so she picked out some yarn and I promised to make her a case.

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Finished after the party using Tunisian knit stitch.

I started it before the party was over and my other sister (yep, the one who got one already) liked the new stitch and wanted another one. She told me to pick some nice colors and make her another one. We settled on purple and whatever looked good with purple.

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Made after, after the party using Tunisian knit stitch.

It was a busy night (and next couple of days) but I always feel good when I make something useful for my family.

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When Crochet Goes Wrong – Tunisian Crochet Roses

I recently came across a YouTube video on how to make tunisian crochet roses. I thought they were super cute so I gave it a try. Once I was done trying, I had to decide what to make with it. A phone case sounded like a good idea at the time.

I practiced the stitch at work and turned that one into a phone case first. Meh, I didn’t like it. The kids liked it so I threw it in the prize box.

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I place the seam in the middle of the back instead of the side. I think it worked better.

I vowed to make the one at home look better. Meh, it came out worse but it covers the phone just fine. The sides bunched up in a way that made it turn inward when I sewed the sides together. I was doomed from the get-go. Then, I totally missed the mark on the bottom of the case. It looks more like a stocking.

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I seamed this one on the side and that didn’t work out so well.

I guess that’s what happens sometimes when  you’re eyeballing things instead of having a clear cut plan. It’s a cute pattern though. Not sure if I’ll use it again, or even for what I would use it again, but it sure is cute. My sis-in-law liked it so I added a little more to the top (not shown) so it would fit her phone. She’s happy with it so I guess it’s a win.

Crochet Doll From Scrap Yarn

I have a bunch of little odds and ends of leftover yarn at work. I often use these to teach the kids how to crochet so they don’t tangle up our bigger balls of yarn. But now, I have a bag full of small scraps that need to be made into something.

At first, I was making little butterflies and flowers, but I quickly got bored with that. I had a few off-white scraps, so I made a doll. I ended up having to use different skin tone colors, but I don’t think the kids will notice. I asked what colors I should use for the clothes and they said blue and green. They always say blue and green. I think they associate those as our program colors. We don’t actually have program colors but our logo has a symbol of the world in blues and greens. So there you go, those are our colors now.

I had blue and green scraps, so a doll small doll was born. 🙂

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You can’t tell my hands don’t match my face, can you?