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Star Motif Bookmark


Made this for my partner in Crochet List’s Bookmark exchange. I used a star motif from a Japanese crochet book that has diagrams, which, thankfully, are universal. I think it turned out a little large for a bookmark, but hey. It’ll work.


Scarf for Mary Carmen


I made this scarf for Mary Carmen in our Crafty Swap on Friend Feed. I found a super soft baby alpaca fingering weight yarn and used my favorite stitch – the spider stitch. I think it turned out really nice!

Star Bookmark


I made this star bookmark for the last round of Crochet List’s Secret Pal Exchange. I used a star looking motif I learned years and years ago and some silvery thread I had in my stash. It’s super easy to make and works up fast! The motif is to sc, ch3, sc in a ring, sc, ch3, sc, ch6 for the next round, and then sc, 5dc, ch3, 5dc (in the ch 6 loop), sc around, finish off. Connect at the appropriate corners. This motif makes a super lacy afghan with WW yarn or a gorgeous shawl or table cloth in thread. Super pretty!

Purse for my Secret Pal


I made this for my secret pal in the last round of Crochet List’s Secret Pal Exchange. I made a pouch purse by chaining the desired length, and then doing hdc in each loop on one side, with three in each end, and hdc along the opposite side. I then built up spiral style till I had the depth I desired. The star is from a pattern I found online. I also lined the purse with cotton.