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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Coffee Filter Basket Crochet Pattern

I came up with this idea for my son who wanted the coffee filters to stay out on the counter when I wanted to keep them in the cabinet. I don't like a lot of junk sitting on my counters and it really bugged me. I got the idea to make a basket to hold the coffee filters so it would look nice instead of like junk sitting out. I made it to match the colors in my kitchen and I made the lid to be easy to take off and put back on with one hand (otherwise it wouldn't get put on).

The basket is made to fit a 200 count package of 8 to 12 cup coffee filters but it can also be used to hold tea bags or sugar packets etc.  

This crochet pattern is now available on Ravelry. 


Here is the one I made for my kitchen which is in Tuscany colors. The knob is made from a plastic water bottle cap. The pattern explains how to crochet the knob to cover a bottle cap or to stuff with cotton or yarn ends. The knob on the yellow basket below is stuffed with yarn ends and it makes the knob more round. Of course the knob is optional so you could opt to not add one.

I also made this other one to list in my etsy store. This one I embellished with flowers and leaves. I didn't use a pattern for the embellishments; I just made it up as I went along.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New free crochet pattern

I know I haven't posted here in a while but I've had an interesting summer.  I'm trying to get going again and even playing around with designing some of my own patterns.  I really enjoy crocheting and it keeps me going when I am not feeling well.

Check out my free pattern for my Fab Grabbers on Ravelry.  They are great for taking hot dishes out of the oven or microwave or lifting those hot pot lids.  Your fingers and thumb actually slip inside so your hand is protected but they are easy to slip on and off even one handed.  I use mine all the time.

I am about to release my first paid pattern as soon as I know the pattern can be followed by someone besides me.  I can't wait because I know everyone will love it.