I really enjoy the Red Heart Crochet Alongs on Ravelry. The month of July we made chevrons. The pattern was for a chevron pillow, but I didn’t want to make a pillow so I adapted the pattern to make smaller items.
Chevron Pencil Case
The first attempt came out pretty small. I used fewer starting chains (somewhere around 66 ch), forgetting that the starting chain would be sucked into deep V’s shortening the width.
Noticing the width was quite narrow, I only made it four color stripes deep. When I folded it in half for the bag and stitched up the side seam, it came out more pencil case-size for Operation Christmas Child.
Chevron Gift Bag
The second attempt (using the original pattern starting chain length and 6 stripes of color) came out just right for an USO: Operation LITTLE FEET ditty bag.
If I remember right, after folding in half and seaming the side, I added a round of *ch 3, sk st, sc in next st* around. Then 3 sc in each ch-3 sp around. A long chain was threaded through the ch-3 spaces to make a tie.
My daughter asked why they had legs. 😉
I’d been thinking about those points, so I mentioned to the group that I’d like to figure out how to fill in the missing triangle at the top and bottom and one of the ladies pointed me here. I love how this group shares their talents and experience!
I haven’t tried it yet, but it sure looks like it will work.
Mouses and Russian Dolls
At least I hope I’ll be able to knit the doll. One thing the attempt will do: streeeeeetch my skills.
It’s fun to stretch when one can frog.
It’s Your Turn
- Do you like to stretch your skills when you know you can erase? or delete? or frog?
- What pattern have you adapted to suit your needs or whims?