This weekend I had some unexpected downtime, and got to participate in a CAL using someone else’s pattern! I made the Yet Another Market Bag by Debbie Solinsky, for the CAL on CrochetHappy, and added a fantastic Crochet Crab Applique, by Sara on My Merry Messy Life!
I decided to go with a nautical theme, so I made the bottom and top/handles with Royal Red Heart Super Saver, the white mesh with Loops and Threads Impeccable, and the applique with Cherry Red Red Heart Super Saver. I made the base of the bag 9 rounds big, and chained 30 for the straps.
I think it turned out super cute – and it’s all set to accompany my sister on her summer trip abroad! The bag pattern is super easy, though the crab applique is a little trickier – but very doable.To keep one color for the mesh, I just slip stitched to the center of the next ch sp after joiningl Easy peasy!
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It’s the end of the school year, and this week I’m stocking up on supplies to finish teacher gifts! What are you working on? If you need to buy yarn, be sure to use this roundup of the weekly deals and coupons at the craft stores to save money and time while you’re at it!
Many of these sales only last through the weekend, so be sure to click on the name of the store for current prices if you’re shopping next week! Make sure too that you know your craft store policies – many take competitor’s coupons, and this can really pay off! Please note that the JoAnn and Craftsy links in this article are affiliate links – but that doesn’t change your prices at all!
Welcome to Hookin On Hump Day #45! Last week we had the largest number of entries since I’ve come on board as co-host, and it was so fun to see the party grow! And there was a definite theme this week – COLOR! So many bright, beautiful projects to choose from! Sara from My Merry Messy Life and I had a great time, once again, going through all your entries!
My Merry Messy Life and Moogly co-host this fabulous link party, and every week we highlight both the most clicked link and those that we feel deserve to be in the spotlight. These links will get twice the exposure – featured on both blogs and on our social media sites, so joining up is a great way to get your site seen. Now let’s get to this week’s highlights!