If you’re a crocheter AND plant lover, this project is just for you! Create these cute plant holders for your mini succulent pots or other small plants. Hang them anywhere around your home or office and add some life into your living space!
Super Bulky 6 or Jumbo 7 weight yarn 12mm crochet hook 1 stitch marker measuring tape scissors
6 sc x 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) * This is only a recommended gauge used to fit a mini 3″ x 2.5″ (7.5cm x 6.5cm) clay pot, using a 12mm crochet hook, as suggested. It is to be used as a reference. You may use the recommended hook size found on the label. Just note, gauge and size of project will vary depending on the yarn and hook size chosen.
CH = chain SC = single crochet SL ST = slip stitch ST(S) = stitch(es)
CH3, then close circle with a SL ST in the first CH. Make 1 SC in the middle of the circle, and then place a stitch marker on that ST. Make 5 more SC in the middle of the circle (Total of 6 STS)
Make 2 SC in the first ST. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Continue to make 2 SC in each ST. (Total of 12 STS)
*Make 1 SC in the first ST. Place stitch marker. Make 2 SC in the next; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. (Total of 18 STS)
*Make 1 SC in the first 2 STS. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Make 2 SC in the third ST; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. (Total of 24 STS)
Make 1 SC in each ST to end of round. Continue to place your stitch marker on the first SC of the round to keep track of each round. The edges will naturally begin to roll.
CH8, SL ST in the first ST, and continue to SL ST each ST to the end of round, including the CH. (Total of 32 STS)
Measure 8” (20cm) of your working yarn, cut. Wrap the tail end around the CH a few times. This will create the handle of your plant holder. Thread the tail end through all the wraps to keep it in place. Weave in all ends.
A versatile addition to your wardrobe, a kimono is great for an evening event or a daytime outing. Plus, with breezy, sheer fabrics, kimonos also make a beautiful cover-up to wear at the pool or beach. Use our DIY how-to and make your own; a great piece for your upcoming Summer vacation!
TIP: If using a fabric that frays easily add some bias binding along the front and neckline edges instead of turning under for added strength.
From the Pacific to the Atlantic and North to the Arctic Ocean; Canada has so much to see. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the provinces and territories with the Canada Postcard panel prints.
These panel prints are fun to make into a Canadian themed quilt in just the right size to cozy up at the cabin or use as an afternoon picnic blanket.
What you need:
1x each Canada Postcard panel .8m of 112cm solid cotton for sashing 2.5m of 112cm cotton blender for border 2.5m of 112cm cotton blender for backing Quilt batting of your choice
What you do:
1. Cut the squares apart leaving the 1/2” border around each. (total 15 squares needed) TIP: use the border of each square as the guide for cutting.
2. Cut 20 sashing strips 2.5 x 11.5” and 6 strips 2.5 x 46.25”.
3. Arrange the blocks in the order that you’d like. Then, working left to right, sew on the vertical 11.5” sashing strips = sashing + square1 + sashing + square2 + sashing + square 3 + sashing. Continue with other 4 rows. TIP: If you turn the square to the wrong side you can use the border as your seam allowance.
4. Sew the horizontal 46.25” sashing pieces to the top and bottom of the 1st row, in between all rows and along the bottom.
5. Cut 2 vertical border pieces 6 x 60” and attach along side edges.
6. Next cut 2 horizontal border pieces 6 x 46” and attach along the top and bottom edges to complete your quilt top.
7. Measure backing as fabric width x 72” length and layer backing (face down), quilt batting and quilt top (face up). Pin securely and trim. Baste close to edge.
Jazz up your pup’s accessories with this adorable, functional and fun project. With so many trims to choose from you can create styles for every doggy personality … confident and classic, outgoing and sparkly or just laid back and casual; there’s a trim or embellishment for every look!
No-sew fabric baskets are fun to make, are great for organizing all the little things around your home … and would be a pretty Easter basket too!
Choose fabrics to match your home, the holiday or to create a splash of pretty colour.
What you’ll need:
1.8 m non stretch cotton cut or ripped into 15cm (6″) strips for your center fabric
1.2m craft cottons of your choosing cut or ripped into 4cm (1.5″) strips for your coiling fabric
1. Bunch your center fabric together tightly at an end. Place an end of your first strip of coiling fabric right side out and at a right angle to your center fabric approximately 10cms (4″) from the bunched end and wrap around center fabric. Tightly wrap the coiling fabric around it’s own loose end and continue to wrap on an angle down your center fabric. Now you’re coiling!
2. Once you have approximately 15cms (6″) done, turn this coiled end toward itself and begin to coil around loose end of center fabric. After coiling 8cms (3″) coil one single time in the opposite direction you are wrapping through the hole you’ve created then continue to coil center fabric as you were doing previously. This is your first basket weave.
3. Continue to coil and weave through centre oval once every 8cms (3″) until it becomes a flat spiral shape. At this point you will be approaching the end of your first strip of coil fabric. To add another, simply lay the last bit of previous coiling fabric flat against center fabric and lay new coiling fabric flat in same position as previous. Coil around both pulling tightly to be sure they don’t come loose. Apply a similar technique when adding another center fabric strip: overlap the ends and coil extra tight.
4. Continue to follow this pattern of coiling and weaving until you’ve reached the desired circumference for the bottom of your basket. At any point you can now begin to hold your center fabric at a 45 degree angle as you weave to begin to build your sides. Continue on this angle until you’ve reached another point you’d like to change the shape again.
5. Coil and weave away! Continue on using strips and colour combinations in any pattern or order you like. Don’t worry about frayed ends, they add to the boho chic style of your finished product!
6. To finish your basket, cut end of last coiling fabric strip into two pieces and tie a double knot around last row of coil ensuring your center fabric in fully covered by the last wrap you’ve done. Now it’s ready to use!
Need a quick gift? Or just want something new and fun to keep you warm? Make a back-to-back throw in under an hour using cozy, fuzzy chenille.
It’s super simple with a lot of pins! You need 1.3m of both the chenille fur for the face and the micro chenille for the back. Trim selvedges and straighten both edges of the micro chenille to have a 1.25×1.5cm (50×60″) rectangle. Lay the micro chenille over top of the fur chenille with right sides together and pin every 7cm (3″). Trim the chenille fur to match the micro chenille. Stitch 1.25cm (.5″) around the entire throw leaving a 15cm (6″) opening. Remove pins, turn right side out and hand or machine stitch the opening closed. That’s it!
Check out these cute sweethearts! A rice-filled bear, cat and bunny – perfectly sized for your little one’s boo-boos.
From ear aches to growing pains; these special microwaveable stuffies will help comfort away the unpleasant feelings and turn frowns into smiles. Alternatively, these rice-filled animals can be placed in the freezer to create cold packs for bumped knees, tooth aches or other minor ouchies.
Easy to sew grommet cushions make a stylish statement when updating your home decor. Use a neutral fabric and change the ribbon often to update in a flash or match your decor with new fabrics and elegant ribbons.
The new Around the World decor group with be sure to have the new look you’re searching for … see the complete group here.