I got to do some fun crafting this weekend.  What do I mean by “fun crafting”?  Well, most of the things I make are prototypes or samples for patterns.  I like to make samples, don’t get me wrong, but you do have to pay attention and make a lot notes while working on them.  “Fun crafting” is when I can make something just for the fun of it.

First fun craft are these quilt blocks for Carol’s quilt.  I mentioned our quilt block swap in this post, these are the one’s I made for March.  Such a fun and easy way to piece.  I hope she likes them, they went off to her in the mail this morning.

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The second fun craft was starting this crocheted mesh tee.  It is based on this free pattern, but me being me, I changed it up a bit.  That is the beauty of a top down constructed garment, you can try it on as you go and get a really good fit.  I started out with the neckline of the smallest size, then did 11 increase rows, after that I haven’t really followed the pattern.  I connected the underarm with 7 chains, added 2 short rows to the front, then added some shaping.  Since this is an open mesh pattern, the shaping was really easy to add by omitting the chain 1 stitch between each of the double crochets.  It also changes the look of the fabric, which I happen to like.  In the back photo, you can really see the shaping, just like making darts on a sewn garment.  Hopefully, this will get completed in the coming week.  Yay, for fun crafting.

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