May 14, 2014

Mom’s Mother’s Day Mini Clutch

So, strapped for cash as I am I wasn’t sure what to get for my mom on Mother’s Day (Raverly link). She had been complaining about being afraid she’d get scratches on her new phone and I decided to make her a little pouch for it.

My mom is one of those technologically challenged people so I didn’t have a problem picking out the right fiber to make her pouch with. It’s a flip phone so I didn’t have to worry about scratching the screen or anything, just something simple to slip it into.

I had a small skein of Naturally Caron Country in Deep Taupe and thought that would be enough for a small pouch. All I did was a rectangle big enough to fit the shape of the phone, added a row of picot stitch, another rectangle a couple rows bigger then the first, another row of picot, and another rectangle smaller then the last adding in two buttonholes, and lastly a finishing row of shell stitches.

I totally forgot to block till the last moment so I ended up finishing on Mother’s Day. After that I sewed up one of the sides with the excess tails and was off onto the second part.

I wanted to line it with something softer then the yarn so I added a cotton lining with a large pocket. On one side of the pocked I thought I’d add two slots for cards (credit card, loyalty card, etc) since I had extra fabric left over, alas it was not enough. The two card pockets JUST barely hold the cards in. Next time I do something like this I think I’ll plan everything out more carefully, haha.

Honestly the lining was the most time consuming, it’s the first time I lined anything, AND the first time I made anything resembling pockets so there you go. It came out kind of wonky, but mom seemed happy, and she hates everything. I say, mission accomplished, I might even make one for myself!

I’ve been trying to figure out what to make with the yarn I got for Christmas a couple years ago and I think I’ll make a capelet with the Lion Brand Amazing. Thankfully I also remembered I own a copy of Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet The Happy Hooker, which has what seems like a perfect pattern (Cold Shoulders p. 110) :D yay.

Picture from the actual book.

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