Sunday, 16 March 2014

What can you crochet in half an hour or less?

Gosh, I don't think I've gone more than a week without blogging here in a very long time without warning. Life is busy, busy, busy and I am tired, tired, Tired but that's not very interesting to read so I'll keep that bit brief!

Last weekend my weekend project manifested in the form of a little crochet project I found in a book from the library - 30 Minute Crochet: What Can You Crochet in Half an Hour or Less? 
I love all those glass mason jar projects you see in style articles but attaching clips/magnets/brackets to walls or whatever else is required is always just a step too far for me to actually make it happen so when I saw these crochet jar "cosies" with a handle I thought how perfect they'd be to pop an impromptu vase of something lovely here and there without any hassle at all.

The project took a bit longer than 30 minutes but certainly not a whole hour and once you get to a certain point it was just repeats to the end. I used some leftover natural coloured organic cotton yarn, a 3.5mm hook and it fit a standard jam jar pretty perfectly.

30 minute crochet jar cosy/holder

It was beautiful weather that weekend (judging from my social media feeds, we seem to be the only people in the country who have gale force winds and rain this weekend...) so we went for a walk and collected some branches with buds to emerge in the jar - the original idea was to find some branches that would blossom but I couldn't find any on that particular walk.
If I had any daylight remaining I'd show you what they look like now as the leaves have all sprouted and are looking cheerfully Spring-like.


I'm pretty happy with this little project. I do enjoy squeezing a bit of something new and creative into my week(end), however small.

What crafty projects have you been up to lately?

17 comments:

  1. Your little pocket is a great idea. Perfect for a quick project. I'm currently trying to finish a baby blanket by tomorrow to take to the local hospital for the newborns.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  2. Loved this. My crafty idea today was to cut out pics from a magazine before it went into recycling..a patchwork owl I like, mood board, bowls of flowers etc...lots of colour. Quickly glued them onto old cereal box and taped over with wide sellotape. I now have a much tidier desk with box for all those loose notes and reminders I don't want to mislay AND the pics are inspirational. Enjoy your week! x
    Corinne aka Ouma Brown

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  3. What a sweet little pocket. Crocheting is fast. I just finished a quick (week long) project too. So satisfying!
    On the lookout for pussy willows here.

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    1. We saw loads of pussy willow while out walking this week so I hope you found some too!

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  4. Oooh, that looks pretty. It would probably take me a week.
    At my sewing/patchwork group we were discussing the merits of using the Library for craft books. I have always found they are very accommodating and will order books in for you if they are not already stocked.

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    1. Oh yes - our library has an online system where you can borrow books from across the county and reserve them online. I like to search for books on my amazon wishlist so I can try before I buy!

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  5. Oh I do like how that looks. I have so much cotton yarn that would probably work well with this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I'm glad you found some inspiration here, Donna :o)

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  6. That's a lovely idea, I bet the branches look really pretty now. I just started working on an embroidered portrait for a friends birthday :-)

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    1. Your embroidery looks wonderful, Becky!

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  7. Ooo lovely, piccies of them with their leaves out please. I made some similar to go around plant pots made out of old pop bottlesthe top half so you could water them in the sink and let them drain as much as they wanted then screw the top on to stop drips when you hung them back up.

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  8. That's lovely - is it hung with a strap? those branches look so pretty with it.
    (think it would take me quite a bit longer than 30 mins!!)
    I'm currently re-cycling the pocket of a felted woolen cardigan into a seed pkt gift bag and trying to decorated it with embroidery!

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    1. It's just a strap made of a crochet chain - because it's cotton it holds up pretty well.
      A seed packet gift bag sounds wonderful!

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  9. Hmph! After frogging and refrogging and then restarting a different project with the same yarn and yet again frogging, I could probably do with a bit of a half hour project. I don't seem to be able to finish *anything* atm!

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