Crocheted Pouch With Fabric Lining - Photo © Amy Solovay
A crocheted pouch is endlessly useful to have around, especially if you add a lining to the inside of the pouch.
Want to try making a lined pouch? I've posted a checkered crochet pouch pattern you can use, along with a tutorial for how to sew a lining for a pouch or bag. You can use the lining instructions with most other rectangular pouch patterns that zip at the top.
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During the springtime, it can be tricky to get dressed in the morning; the temperatures might fluctuate drastically at any given time during the day.
Tip: wear layers. That way, you can take off a layer or two during the warmest hours, and put them back on when the temperature drops again.
A lightweight scarf is a great way to accessorize, especially on misty spring mornings. Might I recommend a crocheted scarf?
Below, I've listed three of my favorite go-to patterns for crocheting spring scarves. There are plenty of other crochet scarf patterns that would work for springtime wear, but these three are some of my favorites.
Easy Mesh Scarf to Crochet for Spring - Photo © Michael Solovay
This mesh scarf is perfect for spring! It's a light and airy design that won't weigh you down. It does, however, add a bit of warmth, which you'll appreciate on chilly spring mornings and evenings.
This is an easy, beginner-friendly crochet project requiring only two of the basic crochet stitches. Anyone could make one of these scarves! I'm hoping the pattern will appeal to crocheters of all levels; even if you are far past the beginner stage, it is often nice to have an easy, no-brainer project to kick back and relax with. Also, this pattern is reasonably quick to crochet.
I've posted several large pictures of this scarf design,
which I invite you to look at if this sounds like a crochet project you might like to try for yourself.
Crocheted Scarf -- Photo © Michael Solovay
Looking at this picture makes me smile; it reminds me of what my scarf used to look like when it was brand new, after I first crocheted it. I've worn mine so often that it's showing a lot of wear. It's probably time for me to crochet another one!
I'm a Californian, and the weather here allows me to wear this scarf year-around. For folks out there who experience more pronounced seasonal changes, I recommend this scarf for wearing in spring and / or fall.
Lace Crochet Scarf for Spring - Photo © Michael Solovay
If you're used to crocheting bulky, heavy scarves, this lacy scarf is a nice change of pace. This is a lightweight design crocheted using size 3 crochet thread. It's airy and dainty -- perfect for spring and perhaps even summer time wear, depending on your local climate.
Crochet Dishcloth - Photo © Amy Solovay
If you yawn at the mere mention of the word "dishcloth," I'm hoping I can convince you how very interesting crocheted dishcloths can be. If you enjoy learning new crochet stitches, dishcloths give you a good excuse to pick up a crochet hook and try out some new ones. You'll be hard-pressed to find a quicker crochet project, and dishcloths are also pretty affordable to make. Once you're finished making them, they're endlessly useful to have around the house.
If you haven't yet considered crocheting a dishcloth, I hope you'll give it a try.
Pictured here: my earthtone ombre dishcloth, which is part of a crocheted kitchen gift set including matching potholders. I've prettied it up with a bit of ribbon to give as a housewarming gift to a friend.
Resources for Crocheting Dishcloths:
Fabric Crochet Necklace With Wire-Wrapped Glass Pendants - Photo © Amy Solovay
This project combines quite a few of my favorite things -- colorful fabric, crochet, and sparkly glass pendants. I'm excited to share it with you! I've posted the free pattern and tutorial for making this necklace, plus another similar one, here on our website.
Have you ever tried rag crochet before? If so, these are going to be a piece o' cake for you. If not, and you'd like to give it a try, a necklace like this would be the perfect starter project. If you're gonna love the technique, great. But if you're gonna hate it, better to discover it on a quick project like this one rather than a project you'll spend a ton of time on, like a rag rug or something. If you like this idea, I hope you'll give the pattern a try.
Some of you might remember my beaded crochet necklace with dichroic glass pendant; while I'm on the topic of necklaces, I thought I'd mention that one too in case you haven't already seen it. It's been posted on our website for awhile, but I often get new emails about it -- people have told me that they love the pattern, and get compliments every time they wear their necklaces. It's one of my favorite patterns to use when I need a quick gift for a lady on my gift list.
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