sew awesome craft: archerpren’s “recipe” for crochet straps


Without a doubt, my most popular crochet project to date is the Yarn Ball Cozy (on ravelry).

The uberamazing Convivial Crafter, Pren has taken the project to a whole new level and made it ultra-portable by adding a crochet strap.  Instead of writing a pattern, she’s created a two flexible “recipes” that you can use to create straps for the Yarn Ball Cozy or for any bag.  I suspect her straps would also make a pretty awesome belt!

Pren’s Recipes For Two Straps


Everyone needs a Yarn Caddy to represent their house, dontcha know!


Another adorable variation.

Pren should probably receive an award for making this project the most.  The last time I checked, she had four Yarn Caddies under her belt.  She is also an accomplished designer, having some seriously cool project designs on her various blogs.  Check out her Ravelry Designer Page (I especially love her Ribs and Ridges Hat) and her AWESOME Harry Potter themed crafty blog, Wilcox Wizard Wears, where you can see her AMAZING Beauxbatons student costume.

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo.  Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

4 thoughts on “sew awesome craft: archerpren’s “recipe” for crochet straps

  1. Bethel of Bethania

    Woo these are cool… I know, I’m no doubt old enough to be your mother but we used to make container like this from round and/or square plastic ice cream containers. We did the crochet at the top with a drawstring but we didn’t have the straps which is a great idea. We used to also make these container with fabric/material tops & while I’ve been sorting my Mum’s house I found one of her later ones which had checked material with a band of chicken stratch stitches around it…
    We used to use these containers for lots of other things besides crochet projects… great for toilet bags for kids when camping…
    In times of need, crafts do the full circle… great stuff girls keep it up… B

    1. ofenjen Post author

      I’ve done some plastic food container crochet, too, it’s definitely easier to get the holes in than the cd canisters. Thank you for sharing all the fun things you remember and the crafty containers that your Mum had. You make me want to check my recycling for more ideas!



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