Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just Messin' Around

I had some Medusa yarn left from the last hobo bag I showed you Monday and it was calling me. "Pick me up, play with me, make something out of me!"  LOL

So I did. I had previously thought I would like to make some kind of 'wallet' or something to that effect, but I didn't know how I was going to go about it.  I received my newest Crochet World mag yesterday and after reading through it I picked up the Medusa and my E hook and proceeded to make a 30 chain sc foundation. (Since I learned how to do that I only use that method for starting a project. You can find it here.) I crocheted 15 rows of sc and then went around the outside of the whole piece with sc. When I got to where I started I did the first long side in 4dc shells, sc on the short side until about halfway, stopped and put a button on the opposite side in the middle, crocheted a chain of 22 and then backed it down to 20, then 18 until I was satisfied that this wasn't too long to hook on the button, then proceeded with 4dc shells on the long side and then ended the short side with sc. I then went to the inside of it and crocheted a chain of 15 from one side to the other to secure paper currency. I left the ends on because I'm not sure that I'm going to keep it like that...we'll see. I like it, but I kinda don't. Something about it is bugging me and I don't know what.

The result was below. It only took me about an hour and a half to produce. I think I need to refine a few things on it but overall I didn't think it was too bad. As usual the pic colors don't do it justice. I took it outside and the light outside wasn't bright enough.

I just love quick and easy. :o)  Try and stay's seriously hot out there.


  1. Very cool. As I was scrolling through the pictures I thought "ohhhh, a tea bag holder" and then saw it held money - love that idea but you really could also use it to keep it in your bag with some tea bags in. Restaurants never seem to have the kinds I like.

  2. Hey Bev! Yea it could huh? I showed my ex boss this morning and she said you could use it for coupons too...I never thought of that. She wants me to make her one. They're so easy!

  3. I like it but like you, not sure about the chain being the only thing left to hold the money. Perhaps a pocket so half the folded money is in the pocket and the other is left out for the fold? (think opposite of how a wallet holds money.... pocket on the side rather than along the bottom (long-side) of the money.... I really think it's cute though - love it :)

  4. LOVE the colors . . . now, if I could just learn how to do a sc foundation :0{

  5. I like the wallet..I think I am going to make one for myself..seems like I don't make things for myself too often..I will have to check out the sc foundation..I have heard of it but never tried. Hey I found a pattern for the stitch I was a 1912 pattern book..called it a rice stitch..who knew? Thanks so much for the help

  6. Love the yarn, love the finished piece. What a great idea. See, look how many uses everyone is coming up with ... put a fabric lining and its a pin/needle holder. I really like the tea bags and coupons. Fabulous!

  7. So cute! What a great idea!

    Glad to see that I am not the only one who loves Crochet World Magazine.

    I love the thread projects and of course the afghans. :)

    Blessings to you and yours.

  8. What a fun little project! Love the button. ;-)

  9. Love it! I am into the quick and easy projects right now.

    Cindy Bee


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