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Bottle cozy/cover using macrame

Hi there!

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I find macrame a good substitute for chunky yarn projects which need not have to be warm and fuzzy. Macrame is quite sturdy and lasts longer than yarn.

Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
Yarn: Macrame in purple

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: [sc in the next 3sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (30)
Round 6: [sc in the next 4sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (36)
Round 7: sc around on the reverse. (36)
Round 8: sc around. (36)
: ( sc all the rounds in between)
Round 18: sc around. Finish and weave the ends and seal it with fire. (36)

Then used needle and four strands of white yarn to sew the cross stitch heart, now my baby’s bottle is safer than ever. And bonus, I spent a little over an hour to do this.

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Crochet in less than an hour purse

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Hello! This is one quick crochet project, and if you have a sewing machine and if you know how to use it you’ve got yourself a purse in less than an hour. Poor me, I don’t have a sewing machine and I had to sew it all by hand(That explains the not so even edges). And it still was a quick enough project and I love how well it has turned out. This is the pattern for the flower motif that I’ve used and I hope I’m not infringing anybody’s rights to the pattern.

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I made three of these and stitched it to the purse. I mostly free handed the measurements of the purse and cut out the length of fabric which housed all three in a horizontal line across. I’ve used a stretchy cottony fabric(up cycled T-shirt) hence to make it sturdier used a backing and a lining fabric. Hope you have fun making this as much as I did.

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Easy quick lotus crochet

Hello lotus potus!

Hey hey, I’m in no way referring to the US presidential guys just a quick post on an easy to do lotus crochet. I’ve always fancied lotus, not just because the Indian national flower is lotus but that it has always meant some calm and peace to me. You can always find it in most Vishnu¬†temples beautifully adorning the lord. Also, most Raja Ravi Varma‘s paintings where the hindu goddesses are seated on them or holding them(but why?). Hmmmn, that ticks the google search alarm in my head, I really need to know more about Lotus and its significance in India.

I once made a lotus out of pistachio shells and had been using it for my prayers, now that it has become a bit dusty and needed a change I decided I’d crochet one myself. I wanted something big enough, like a lotus bed so that my kutti kannan(ladoo gopal) can lounge on it.Easy_quick_crochet_lotus

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Here’s the pattern for this easy quick lotus,

Hook : 4mm

Yarn : Faded yellow, pink acrylic yarn.

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: [sc in the next 3sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (30)
Round 6: sc around(back loops only). (30)
Round 7: sc around. (30)
Round 8: sc around. (30)

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Petals:
Round 1: Ch 28, Join with a sl st into the first chain forming a circle.
Round 2: [Skip one chain, [1dc, 1hdc, 1tr, 1 picot, 1tr, 1hdc, 1dc]
skip one chain, sc in the next] * 7 times
Forming 7 petals around the round 1.
Round 3: 2 sl st reaching the centre of the first petal,
[ch 5(forming the base loop for the next petal)
sc into the centre of the next petal] * 7 times.
Round 4: [1dc, 2hdc, 1tr, 1picot, 1tr, 2hdc, 1dc, sc at end] * into each loop.
Round 5: sl st reaching the centre of the first petal,
[ch 7(forming the base loop for the next petal)
sc into the centre of the next petal] * 7 times.
Round 6: [1dc, 2hdc, 3tr, 1picot, 3tr, 2hdc, 1dc, sc at end] * into each loop.

Since I wanted to be able to have a place for my idol to be seated I gave it some backing with a baby food lid. You can join them however you  please.

ladoo_gopal_lotusLord Vishnu protector of the universe

And that’s how easy and quick a crochet lotus can be.