While I was on vacation in February, I completed a couple of fast and easy crochet projects perfect for working on when you don’t have a ton of time and would like to see quick results.
I had some leftover lavender and lilac worsted weight yarn from the hat I made (in an earlier post), so I did some crocheting in the round with the intention of making a little pouch for carrying change or sunglasses or car keys or whatever.
R1: chain 3; 5 dc in third chain from hook; slip stitch to close ring.
R3: alternate 2 dc and 1 dc in each stitch around; slip stitch to close.
R4+: either increase one more round if you would like it wider, or continue by repeating 1 dc in each stitch around until it’s the length you want. If you want to change colours, you can do so after about three rounds. Once the pouch was long enough to hold a pair of sunglasses, I finished off the top edge with 1 sc in each stitch around then fastened off.
Next I used sc to crochet a narrow carrying strap, about the length of a lanyard strap, then weaved it around the top of the pouch for pulling closed or loosening to open. I wore it around my neck and never once lost my sunglasses! A miracle! 🙂
I also had some very soft, pale pink baby yard that I thought would look nice worked in a delicate, lacy pattern. So I made an infinity cowl by following a pattern that I found in a back issue of Interweave Crochet. If you like the pattern, you can still buy it at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alpine-frost-scarf
The cowl turned out as expected—very soft and delicate looking. A lovely accessory to go with a spring coat/jacket.