My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed ...
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your life, and are geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast, easy, but still pretty item.
I'm a 30 something adult living in MA. Iâ€™m married, have a wonderful cat named Wedgie, & I work full time. I also teach knitting & crocheting at my local Michael's & squeeze in designing as many hours as I can a week.
I do love to hear from everyone, but please remember that I am busy, just like you, & will reply as soon as I can.
All of my patterns use USA terms & abbreviations.
I try to layout my patterns as simply as possible to save money for people printing at home. My patterns are as short as possible, usually with only one photo on the first page, which you can easily skip printing to save ink.
Like many of you, I wear many hats - there's my "day" job, my "other" day job, and my "real" job - designing knit and crochet patterns. My "other" day job happens to be teaching knitting and crochet. Some of my patterns I designed and wrote up specifically for my students; this is one of them: the subject was things you can make with granny squares, without making an afghan.
The name comes from the fact that you can make this up so quickly, it's great for a last minute gift - hence "in the midnight hour". I am NOT a sewer, but even I can sew the simple lining, and instructions are included to do so. I sewed all the seams and the zipper by hand, but certainly you can use a machine if you prefer.
It measures 4" by 8", but as exact gauge doesn't matter, your clutch may vary slightly in size. Use up your scraps of worsted weight yarn - I used mainly Red Heart Super Saver.
Many thanks to my testers, ritha, Lisamarie9456, and shyamanivas!
150 yards of Worsted weight