Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Pot Holder of Ill Repute

I haven't been talking a whole lot about my knitting and crochet lately, but I have been cranking along on stuff. I have been crocheting washcloths on my lunch hour, and today I finished a pot holder! Weeee!


This was really easy. I cast on (chained) 51 stitches and then worked 50 stitches in Extended Single Crochet until I could fold my fabric in half and get a square shape. When I hit that point I DID fold it in half and then did single crochet all the way around to lock the two pieces of fabric together. On the corners I did three single crochet to give a nice turn. I did this on a size I/9 - 5.50MM hook. It ended up weighting in at 71 grams on my trusty scale - which is about 129 yards of cotton yarn. Easy as pie!

And YES! I found out that the crochet stitch I have been doing rather obsessively for the last few months is called the Extended Single Crochet. So yay(!) that I can finally put a name on what I am doing!

I am still working on my KAL shawl. I am almost ready to bind off and then I can begin the edging, so that is really exciting. I can't believe this was supposed to be knit in a week! Crazy. It should have been more like a month long KAL. I went last weekend and purchased a longer needle for it and have been working on it pretty non-stop since then. (I was working with a 29" needle and upped it to a 47" and it's SOOOO Much better!)

I am trying to get some whips done before I cast on anything else new, but it's hard. I am pretty fickle and I have so much gorgeous yarn that is just BEGGING me to knit it! Argh! Must. Finish. What. I. Started.

4 comments:

Knitting Nix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Busy busy! Love the pot holder.

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Knitting Nix I do too! I am looking at my washcloths now and thinking I should crochet them together to make MORE pot holders. Of course I don't need many pot holders so.... Yeah. Maybe not. ;)

Hippywitch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooo lovely yarn you used for the fab pot holder :-) Good that you knew the stitch before it's name, at least you can say you mastered it!
Lori xx

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@HippywitchI am really in love with the color of that cotton yarn. I MIGHT need to add some more to my stash... It's so 80's! Makes me want to put on a lot of braclets and spray my bangs REALLY big! ;)

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