I picked up some more Hoooked Zpagetti yarn whilst on my lunch break from work, can you believe I only paid £4.99 each for two balls of 850g (233 yards)?
So, I thought I’d get to work on making some crocheted tubs (or baskets, I you prefer), and here’s the VERY easy crochet pattern:
Yarn: DMC Hoooked Zpagetti in PINKRED
T-shirt yarn is a fabulous choice for crocheting or knitting containers and tubs for around the house, handbags, gadget cases, or slippers. However, it can be quite expensive to buy, so why not have a go at making it?
As featured in the Mollie Makes newsletter this month, Meredith Crawford (@sheepishknit) gives us the low-down on how to make t-shirt yarn – so you can make this Hoooked Zpagetti bag without spending a penny (other than on the handle, should you wish to buy one).
You will need:
Hopefully, you’re here because you love geeky blankets! I love all things pixels, crafty, and crochet – except candy pink poodle toilet roll covers, which are never acceptable. That means I enjoy looking up how gamers are working up my favourite retro video game characters every now and again. Here are my latest findings which include an 8-bit Super Mario crochet bedspread, a Pac-Man quilt, a fabulous Doctor Who crochet tardis, a Space Invaders crochet blanket, and a Super Mario star baby blanket.
8-bit Super Mario Bedspread by Russ McAllister
I’m not best known for my love of cats, in fact, I’ve held a vehement dislike for them most of my life. I was most surprised with myself when I realised I’ve come to love Internet sensation Grumpy Cat (a.k.a. Tardar Sauce). We’ve shared many a meme of the mardy moggy at work, and one unfortunate member of the team is now known affectionately as ‘GC’.
I love making things from Hama beads (Perler), especially mug coasters. They don’t take long, make great gifts and you can replicate almost anything!