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Friday, 9 September 2011

Wash cloths, bag and a shawlette request!

Thanks so much for the help with my yarn problem. I've been doing some research and it seems US 'bulky' is the same as our 'Chunky' yarn. So then as mine is double chunky, I think this is where the problem is.   I've been using a 10mm hook on it, so I have ordered a cheap 20mm hook off ebay to try and see if that solves my problem.  If it doesn't, then I'm going with Debi's suggestion to use a contrasting yarn with it and make it up that way.

So crochet wise, I've two more face cloth/ wash cloth's, which I'm pleased with. There's a second one for Steve to match the one I did for him previously and which he can use while the first one is in the wash, and a first one for me as well.



I've finished crocheting the bag I was making. I just need to sew on the handles and sew the bottom of it.  I'm thinking it might be fun to try and line it, but as I'm a TOTAL newbie with the sewing machine, just wanted to ask if anyone knows whether you need a different needle to the standard one, to sew on yarn.

Just a quick snap of it put together to show how it will look when sewn. It's only small. but it's proved to me I am capable of making one, which I was pretty doubtful about before starting.
I also have some buttons which I might sew on where the handles go on the bag, depending how they look. It's quite hard to get much to match well with the bag being so 'loud' haha.
I'll try and get a picture to show.

It's been a busy few days. We've been house hunting for our friend and have found a nice bungalow, which he's very keen on. So he's coming up on the coach on Sunday and we're taking him to view it on Monday. We've got his bungalow on the market for him now, so it'll all very 'real' suddenly.

Oh, and I'm wondering if anyone can help.
I found a lovely little shawlette which I'd LOVE to make. I only have DK yarn though and I need an easy pattern to start on. This says it's intermediate.
Little wing shawlette

I do love it though and would love to make something as near to this as possible. So I wondered if any of you knew of a simplified version of this in DK yarn.
Really hope so!

Thanks so much.

Hope you are all ok. I'm settling down with another wash cloth I'm starting now and hope to get a look round at your blogs to see all the lovely things you've been busy with.

Take care everyone!



  1. Thanks Lesley, I'm now looking forward to seeing some cloths by you soon as well. :)

    You have mail!

  2. You can use the same needle to sew the fabric to the yarn - just go slowly.

    Have you looked on Crochet Pattern Central? They have a ton of shawl patterns.


  3. Those wash cloths are so colourful, I love them and your bag is inspired.
    I also like the shawlette pattern a lot,it is so lacy.I have removed my email Kim :)

  4. Lots of lovely patterns to look at there! Thank Debi, what a great link.

    Lesley, I'm glad you removed the email, I tried to do it for you once I'd used it, but it wouldn't allow me.

    The wash cloths are great and lovely to use, but I have n oticed the colour fades alot once you put them through the wash :(

    Thanks to you both for the help and comments.



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