Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Plarn!

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Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Plarn!

As you may have seen in my last post, I made a huge ball of plarn.  Well what’s the use of making it, if you don’t use it?!  In the past I had made my mom a large shopping bag, and my grandma a plastic bag holder (yes I understand the irony) out of plarn.  While the bag holder had potential, I wanted to find other things that I could make relatively quickly to sell on my etsy page.  For obvious reasons I wasn’t going to make anything like clothing or a stuffed animal, plastic bags and children just don’t mesh well.  I decided that wallets were a potentially sellable item.

The blue bags that I used to make the plarn from the previous post were saved for me by my friend Kim and her mom while she was home, since we don’t have any stores here that have bags that are such a pretty color.  To thank her I decided to make her a wallet.  I didn’t want to use a pattern off the internet that someone else had made since I wanted it to be all my work, start to finish.  The end product of this was a lot of stitch ripping and a bit of grumbling but I like the result.

When I finally worked out a pattern that was going to cooperate, I started crocheting away until I had a rectangle with triangle at the middle of one end.  That would eventually become the fold over for the button.

  Because of the holes in the pattern, I decided that the wallet needed to be lined so stuff didn’t fall out (not how I wanted to thank her mom). I had a ton of linen laying around from a skirt that I had mocked up so that I could get the size right before cutting the expensive fabric.  I hemmed a square and then stitched it to the inside the plarn stitches so that it would be mostly hidden.  I then used plarn to whipstitch the sides closed and sewed on a button.    I’d love to hear what you think, and as always please comment or shoot me an e-mail at brushesandthread@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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