I am sooooo honored to have Katrina from CaliKatrina do my last Friday post. This woman is amazing. I would put her on my top 5 favorite blogs to read. I get giddy when she updates her blog. She has such a lovely family and takes the most amazing pictures. She’s so sweet to do a DIY craft with instructions. I know you will love her as much as I do!
Fall and winter are here! Which means pulling out all those cozy sweaters and woolly blankets. This time of year also gets me super yarn crazy and always late-night cozied up on the couch with all my fall yarn colors and a handful of hooks. After a long day with two boys, I find my peace with crochet.
I am super excited to share my idea of “shortcut crochet” for first time crocheters or anyone that wants to get that instant satisfaction of a finished project in one sitting. Simply put, I took the current popular idea of yarn wrapping a step further with using the actual technique of crochet. All it takes is learning the first basic stitch, the single crochet, to make oodles of colorful chains. Then those long chains can be implemented in several quick projects to gain the accomplished feeling of handmade, and confidence in crochet!
Line up your crochet chains…
Wrap your chains around your mug, and tie!
You can also get fancy and tie each strand individually and have a line of
pretty knots or bows going down the side of your mug (as seen in the last photo).
And viola! Shortcut crochet mug cozy for you,
or great gift presentation for a mug for a friend.