Repurposed Jeans and Crocheted Purse

crochetdenimpurseI found this on Amazon while writing about crochet purses. But, the Amazon link was screwed up and wouldn’t let me include it with my post on HubPages. So here it is anyway. I love the idea of combining crochet with repurposed old jeans.  You can buy the pattern to make your own crochet and denim purse.

Crochet book crochet bag pattern with up upcycled jeans (101) – The link to Amazon.

Addendum: I found a link on Etsy but she intends to take the shop down soon.

Grey Can Be Pretty Too

We think of grey as a gloomy colour, for sad things, rainy days. But, grey is a darker shade of silver and grey is pretty too.

This grey flower comes from the Etsy shop, Vivitoo. I also found a crocheted floral necklace in grey in the same shop. I don’t know why the chain is metal instead of keeping it in fiber/ yarn all the way. That would have made it just that much better for me.

Crochet a Poppy Pin

Red Poppy group on Flickr, mostly real flowers rather than designs or art/ crafts.

Flowers by Irene has a pretty knit/ crochet poppy.

Frayed at the Edges makes a knit poppy.

Erssie Knits has a crochet poppy but the pattern is not available on the site.

Seawood has crochet poppies (flowers) with a big button in the middle.

Kittyboo Crochet has a nice poppy pattern:

A little poppy brooch, made by me, using Rowan Cashsoft yarn. Here is the (very rough and ready) pattern using UK terms:

Make 2.
Ch 6. SS into 1st stitch to form a ring.
24 dc into ring.
DC into each DC, increasing every other stitch to get 36 stitches.
1 ch [1 dc 1 tr 7dbltr 1 tr 1dc 1ss] 3 times with last ss into 1st ch.
Fasten off.
Join the two pieces.

For the centre I really just made it up as I went along. It’s a bit hard to describe but I basically made lots of loops and tied them together (a bit like making a tassle) then cut off the tops and stitched into the centre of the poppy.

Curious and Crafty Readers has the loveliest crochet poppy pattern of them all, I think. Here is the centre and the other page has extra finishing touches.