Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You spin me right round, baby right round...

I just love making a crocheted item when the pattern calls for working in the round because:

1. It works up really fast.

The picture above was taken in the car, on my way to work this morning. I started working on that in the car! I was only about 10-15 minutes into the project, but it's already larger than a coaster.

2. It's so easy to hide the tail!

This is the tail of the project, the one left off at the start while making the beginning chain. I picked up this very useful technique in Debby Stoller's book, Stitch N' Bitch: The Happy Hooker. I crochet over the tail in the first round. That way, I the tail is hidden under the first round and I can just snip it off at the back!

See? Tail-o incog-neat-o! (Ooh I'm loving that pun! LOL)

3. It doesn't have to be round.

Just because I'm working in rounds, doesn't mean I'm working on a circular object. It can be any shape, with or without corners. The one I'm working on is a hexagon.

And the finished product? :)

I made the Travel Jewelry Pouch from Drew Emborsky AKA The Crochet Dude. It's a free pattern -- go ahead and give it a try! I finished mine in one morning--a work day, at that!


Two basic hexagon motifs are stacked on each other. I crocheted together the spaces in the motif, so that the little pouch could have six tiny panel pockets. I love it. I'm not sure I'm going to use it, though. It's so pink! I can't seem to stop making pink things!

This would be a nice accompaniment if you're thinking of giving jewelry to someone. I was also thinking how it would make a great organizer, if you use it inside-out.

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful piece of art! :) I hope one day, I can make something like this, too.

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  2. Thanks so much! :) These work up really fast, and I'm planning to make these for gifts. Better get a head start on those Christmas presents.

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  3. nice and quick too..think I'll try it with thread

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  4. That's very cute! I have been wanting to make one of those for a while now. Yours is great.

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