Wow – I finished some WiPs! – my Ripple Blanket and my Road Trip Scarf!
My blanket is a Ripple Blanket – pattern is from Attic 24 Neat Ripple but I decided I wanted a simple wavy crochet edging on mine! First I used this tutorial to do a round of different sized stitches to make the 4 edges straight. (raspberry row) then I added 2 rows of double crochet all round.(purple and grey rows)
edging the ripple blanket
You could add as many straight rows as you like but I kept mine just to the two after the ‘straightening out’ row. For the wavy effect I couldn’t find anything anywhere that was simple – I didn’t want pom poms or holes or shells or drop posts or anything other than a simple wave!
So I decided to make my own simple wavy crochet edging as in the picture below! (see here for the pattern)
simple wavy crochet edging
This week has been pretty similar to last week health wise and craft wise as I still have a very painful back and so still can’t get into my craft room to work! I can still crochet though, so after finishing my lovely Road Trip Scarf last week I immediately started another one in fiery red as I am really hoping I am selected for the xmas fair in Liverpool and so need some stock to sell! They have 100 more applicants than places though so some of us are going to be disappointed!
I did manage to finish my ‘Road Trip Scarf’ and add on the embellishments which make it look really pretty I think!
Finished Road Trip Scarf
Friday this week I was awake from half 4 and so I made a little bag for keeping my mobile ‘phone and glasses in as I can’t carry a big handbag at the moment – any kind of weight causes terrible pain – I can’t even the kettle unless there is only a tiny amount of liquid in it!
Here is one I made a while ago and the one I made on Friday!
I do have a thing about bags – I love making them and owning them so I find it difficult to make them for selling! these were just practice ones with a made up pattern though so won’t be going anywhere! 🙂
Anyhoo, it’s time to meet up with Handmade Monday again! See you there?