Pattern of the week: thinking of… more and more stitches!

Hi everyone!

How are you doing? I am still waiting for spring! lol

It IS getting warmer, but not as warm as I would like to, plus it’s been raining for the past 3 weeks… sigh.

Anyway, since I am already in a spring-summer mood, I find it hard to look through projects of heavy cabled sweathers, blankets, cowls and chunky knits! When it gets warmer I am just in the mood for small projects: mittes, cozies, purses, potholders and the like. Does it happen to you as well?

For this week’s POTW I have picked a small project, which is definitely a simple one. I have picked it maily because I find the stitch to be interesting and very versatile… it could be used for a number of things! And the pencilcase/purse if extremely cute! Too bad I don’t go to school anymore… lol

So here it is. What would you crochet with it?
 

Spike cluster stitch purse

 

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And also, please do not forget that I am going to host a giveaway as soon as the page reaches 1000 fans (we acurrently at 890!), so join and invite your friends!

 

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Crocheted flower pouch

It was my co-worker’s birthday in March and she asked me to crochet something for her. She actually wanted a hat, but the weather kept getting warmer and warmer here and I’ve been so busy with work that I didn’t have a free minute to go and buy some cotton.

After much thinking I decided to challenge myself with a crocheted pouch ๐Ÿ™‚

I didn’t find a satisfying pattern on Ravelry, so I made up one. In the meantime, my grandmother gave me some books that get had gotten as a present from my grandfather almost 30 years ago (sweet!), so that I can use them and I found a very nice rose pattern in there, which I decided to try.

In the meantime, my coworker resigned from work and I still haven’t finished her present. Shame on me, but geez, I’m working so much these days! I’ll have to keep the pouch for myself, I’m afraid. I still want to add some red paillettes on the flower, to make it a bit more sparkly ๐Ÿ™‚

Crochet coin purse

Picture is terrible, anyway, you can even see that I added a zipper, something that I had never managed to do before. What do you think of it?