T-shirt Yarn Purses

T-shirt yarn works up quickly and is great for purses. Here are a few I made recently along with YouTube videos.

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African Flower / Paperweight Crochet – Petite Purse


This crochet flower is so easy to make. There are many videos and instructions on the Internet for making this motif. I found instructions at Craft Passion.

For my niece’s birthday gift, I made this purse putting together just 6 motifs. The design sort of evolved as it went along. I did not follow a pattern, but put together a slideshow illustrating the construction for anyone that would like to make it.



Grafting together my African Flower Afghan


Previously I always crocheted or sewed my granny squares together. Then I saw LisaPlus3’s YouTube video demonstrating the grafting technique. The result reminds me of a book binding or hinge and makes a lovely finish to time-intensive afghan. I took pictures of the steps and placed them in this slide show.

Please comment on your experiences with either grafting or joining crocheted squares.


Baby Matinee Jacket

When my daughter was a baby, I knitted her a matinee jacket much like this one I just knitted for her friend. The pattern is a Robin Bambino, and I used Baby Summer cotton yarn by Ice Yarns. If you haven’t been to their site, check it out. The prices are fabulous and you can order there on the site or through their Amazon store. The shipping cost was very reasonable; I have only paid $9-15, and the packages arrive in just a couple of days.


The Crochet Crowd Mystery Afghan

A big thank you to Mikey and TheCrochetCrowd for another fun challenge!


There is layering, roped joins, and an amazing border built over several rows. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Blue Mint, Robin Egg, Sunshine Yellow, and Sage Green.

Mystery afghan detail

Click here to go to the challenge page for more information.


Ice Yarns Haul

Another great selection of yarns came in from Ice Yarns…Silk, cashmere, mohair, and cotton. I can’t wait to make some spring and summer lacy shawls with the fine yarns.

See the unboxing video:




Viking Knit bezel around Sea Sediment