I have a new bloggy friend who inspired me to do something I wouldn't normally do. So before I begin, I'd like to thank Lynne at Pieceful for her inspiration and for helping me get these done. Please go check her out and leave her some love (when you're finish here!). Thank you for your great instructions, Lynn! I'm going to try to talk her into doing a little tutorial for all of us non-sewers and show us how she does these so you all can make some if you want to. How about it, Lynne? (Don't hate me for putting you on the spot. You're allowed to say no!) Surprisingly, I had great fun making these, even the sewing part.
Okay...are y'all ready?
The front crocheted side...
The back, hand-sewn, material side.
This is the only one I crocheted a border on.
I like them either way.
So pretty and girlie!
They have a nice, cushy, insulated piece on the inside.
You know I had to make a doggie one, didn't you?
I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton for the pink one. The purple and cream ones are Peaches & Cream Cotton. I used a size H hook on two of them. The one made with a G hook came out a little wonky for me so I switched to an H. The material is also cotton.
One change I made from the pattern is I used a Magic Circle to begin. Following the pattern, it came out too big and loose for me (the purple one).
I'm so happy that I stepped out and decided to make these even though they required a bit of sewing. I probably only said 50 or so bad words while I was sewing these. Pretty good for me! But seriously, they were made with lots of love and joy. I crocheted the cream one and sewed the back on it and the pink one while watching the Super Bowl yesterday evening. They were not hard to do.
Don't forget to go check out Lynn's potholders too!