Or at least, they don’t work out as well as they did in your head. The first go around.
What am I talking about, you ask? I have several pairs of jeans that I can’t wear anymore because I do not like holes in my jeans and, well… a thigh gap I have not, so… Anyway, I’ve so far been cutting up the legs of them to make squares for a denim quilt/blanket, but I still had the tops, too. Not one that likes to waste something that still seems useful, I’ve been pondering what to do.
So after perusing Pinterest and finding several suggestions, I figured I’d try my hand at crocheting a skirt onto the cut off jeans (after ripping the seams, obviously). Without using a pattern, mind.
Yeah, maybe not the brightest idea, but hey. I got as far as about an inch or two of fabric before trying it on and… it’s too tight.
Three guesses what I’ve just spent time doing. I’ll give you a hint: Ribbit.
Yep. Frogged it and started again. I’m hoping this time I’ll get it right. We’ll see, I guess. I have absolutely no idea what kind of stitches I’ll end up using after the first plan single crochet bit (the pants got cut off rather higher up than I feel comfortable with as far as lace goes, hence the solid bit first).
I will say this. It’s my first time using thread for crochet and it’s a whole different ball of wax from regular cotton or other yarns. Should be interesting.