Just before this past Halloween, I added a couple of items to my official crochet bucket list. Since then I have come across any number of tempting projects, but here are three that I absolutely HAVE to make because they are just to wonderful to go unmade.
It seems that one rule of a crochet bucket list is that for every project finished, several more rush in to take the place of the one just completed.
One that recently caught my eye and coming in at 76 is this pouf:
Created by the ravelry member known as “picklepatterns” the pouf is based on this design by Christien Meindertsma.
I will have to figure out a way to execute this project in crochet, but I love the shape, the colors, and the idea; I have no doubt that it will be a joy to work on.
Next up and coming in at 75 is this texture rich design by Mary Lokken:
I love the texture that is created by this very simple yet intriguing stitch. Squares like these could be used for any number of projects, but in addition to being used to make blankets, I think they could be used to make very colorful dishcloths and washcloths. You can find the link to a download for this pattern here.
Also making my list and coming in at 74 are these granny square slippers from the Purl Bee:
I have had such fun (and good results) with the Purl Bee’s stash bag pattern, I can’t imagine that these slippers are anything less than totally sublime.
Given the nature of my ever expanding crochet bucket list, even if I live to be 150 and can crochet 12 hours a day every day from now until then, there is no way I will get through everything on my list, but I will have an awful lot of fun trying.
4 thoughts on “The continuing saga of my crochet bucket list”
thanx for the ideas(i think..) I have the pattern,and have made the granny slippers! I love them. It is one of my go 2s for gifts.Fun and easy. Made a pair for my brother in “manly”colors. he thought they were the bees-knees (hey only i coffee) showed them off proudly to any and all. Glad you got hooked up with the pattern. any granny lover should do them.there is also a granny square cap pattern do you know of it??? its in my pattern stash.will have to get it later if ya’ll want it. Alabama needs more coffee have a chainy day.
ok you twisted my arm.lol now i have a new pattern that i just have to try. i am a lover of dishclothes and the square will be added..let us know if you figure out pouf it is very cool looking but beyond me,to go from knit to hook…
I have been daydreaming about a new pouf or two, with maybe a couple of not too matchy-matchy sofa pillows ever since the holidays when we had nearly 30 folks of all ages and sizes everywhere and ran out of seats. Poufs and a couple of squishy pillows would have come in so handy! After doing just a bit of online shopping, I quickly realized two things: (1) my taste still exceeds my budget, (2) I can make it exactly the way I want it and usually for less. So my list grows by 2 or 4, depending on how you look at it. I hope the weather will be pretty and outdoorsy so that I won’t have to contend with poufs until just a bit later in the year!
Love the poof! I bought one from CB2 because I really wanted one for our living room and I kick myself every time I walk past it because I know I could have just made one myself!
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