Monday, June 21, 2010

Just in time for the summer solstice...

The Crochet Uncut Summer 2010 issue hit the digital world yesterday. The editor of the publication, Darlisa Riggs has done a very nice job with it, as usual. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the article about crocheting a wedding dress by Cindi Brown and am so impressed with the results of her effort. The dress is simple but elegant and looks beautiful on her.

Also of note is the wedding garter designed by Darlisa. It is lovely and lacey and has the customary blue ribbon woven through it. Beautiful! It's a pattern I will store away for future bridal needs.

The childs Mango sundress is too cute, with it's bright & cheerful color scheme and equally bright & cheerful model. Adorable!! The dress is crocheted out of Wolle's cotton color change yarn, with extra long color runs. I've purchased this yarn before and just love it. Oh & this design too was from Darlisa Riggs.

One of my projects is in the issue as well. It is a very simple tote constructed out of bulky 100% cotton yarn which was "harvested" from an unraveled sweater. Strips of colorful tee shirts are then woven through the rows of double crochet for a splash of color as well as to add strength & thickness to the tote.

This tote, with the blue t-shirt strips was inspired by a recent trip to Panama City Beach, Florida.

The first tote I made, (pictured here), was inspired by my family reunion at Fort Morgan Beach, Alabama in April.


  1. Fantastic looking tote! Added it to my queue!

  2. Awesome! I commented on your rav pattern listing too, but I wanted to make sure you knew I found it by way of your blog :)