Saturday, 26 January 2013

Crochet Jars

Your empty jars need these.

I'm spending much of my spare time practicing and trying to master the basics of crochet.  I start a  small chain and before I know it, an hour has passed and I have a square of stitches that I cut off and have been keeping......without knowing what I am going to do with them.  I don't think I'm at the stage where I could join them all together in a patchwork style - so I have been putting my sampler squares to use in the home.  The wool is perfect for this time of year, where I want a bit of cosy and warmth before Spring arrives.

I have been saving glass jars with a million uses for them in my head for a little while and have been meaning to decorate them - so whilst I think about more permanent designs and uses for them, they are candle holders and vases with a wooly wrap for the time being.
I have mixed colours in the same group to bring them together and I am hoping as my stitches progress, the designs can be more varied [but a treble stitch is nice and thick and means you can complete a square quicker!]
...once I progress on to the crochet wheel and wonderful world of Granny Squares, I plan on using my samples as cosy coasters - I don't believe you can ever have too many coasters.
Do you have any suggestions for using samplers and practice squares?  Have a great weekend - I'm off to bake myself crazy with results to hopefully share with you next week!

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