Going round in circles with scraps
I had some lovely green cotton yarn left over from my bags project and wanted to use the rest up. So I crocheted this little round box and a few tatted bookmarks.
The top and bottom of the box are doubles. 4 circles are used and then a small border or side/middle. It’s like having a thicker base by using 2 rounds sewn together. And the double one’s for the top of the box are great for keeping whatever treasures are inside, safe from falling out. 🙂 I sew half of each round on the top with a whip stitch. Then I tuck one full circle on the inside and the other for the cover. I am using the little bit of yarn left over to make a tassel and I’ll add that to the box later.
The shuttles in the picture are of my own making and design. I did those many many years ago, when I had the urge to tat with yarn. Hence the motivation to make my own shuttles that would accommodate yarn instead of thread.
I make magic circle rings with left over yarn as well and make hot pads. These are double circles sewn together and then tacked together. But what you don’t see is the inside of each little round. I reused/recycled some thin cork-board and cut out circles as well to fit inside each. I like using up wool scrap yarn for hot pads. They make great gifts too. 🙂
I made another hot pad just like this one, only it’s two layers deep of rounds. Looks like a big flower. And where that got to just now, I don’t know! In a drawer somewhere! I made several of these for xmas gifts a few years ago. Made a few for myself too 🙂
Posted on January 31, 2012, in Crafts, Crochet and tagged crochet, crochet box, crocheted hot pads, handmade, handmade tatting shuttles, recycle, reuse, tatted bookmarks, tatted butterfly, tatted hearts and butterflies, tatting, yarn scraps. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.