The first of our new year project ideas is easy and fun. To summarize, to make this Happy New Year Mandala, you will need 4-5 colors of yarn and a 50 cm (20″) ring. In particular, I love the alternating bands of colors and textures
The original pattern and the photos are available on Ravelry:
- Designed by Naztazia
This cool ring pad looks like a delicious apple pie, doesn't it? It's made with a special kind of yarn, that is heat resistant and you can use it as a hot pad, as well as a potholder or a trivet. Moreover, you can just decorate your house with it. For instance, feel free to hang it on your window!
A crochet towel topper with a hidden ring and fun boho style tassels! This towel topper works up quickly and easily with scrap amounts of yarn. A great project for gifts or to brighten up your own kitchen. Approximate finished size: 8 from bottom edge x 4.5 wide (not including towel) The towel topper is crocheted in two pieces - the hanging tab is crocheted directly onto the plastic 3 ring and then a skirt is crocheted separately and sewn to the hanging tab. The hidden 3 ring allows the towel to become removable for easy washing. A quick and easy project perfect for gifts or craft fairs!
I have worked this Mandala using 2 different color options. Mandala 1: Oyster, Canary, Navy and Alfalfa Mandala 2: Oyster, Fairy Tale, Wisteria and Mulberry You will need 1 ball in each color to make your Mandala. In total we used 4.2 oz / 119 g / 57 yds / 53 m to make each Mandala. The September Mandala was designed as part of the Stitch and Hustle Perfect Picot Blog Hop. The finished Mandala measures 14 inches in diameter.
This Retro Ring Trivet is a blast from the past. This free crochet pattern is made in remembrance of canning jar rings from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. It can be made in various sizes depending on how many rings you use. Plus, it's quick to work up and is also an excellent stash-buster project.
I love being able to make things for specific needs. Recently I decided a hanging towel would work perfectly in our trailer bathroom. The only problem is there is a hook and not a bar to wrap a tabbed cloth around. I finished the top off with a D ring instead and it is just right. Of course I needed some cloths to match. Materials and Details Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Cotton Yarn: 100-120 yds OR Red Heart Scrubby Cotton Yarn: 90-110 yds Crochet Hooks: H, I Miscellaneous: Yarn needle for weaving in ends Hanging Towel Only: Large D-ring (bottom width 1 ⅜” - 1 1/2”) or 3/4” button, sewing needle, thread Finished Measurements: Smoothie Cotton Large Cloth: 11” x 11” Scrubby Cotton Small Cloth: 7.5” x 7.5” Hanging Towel: 12” wide x 12” tall (not including ring)