This little piece of crochet loveliness solved a bit of a conundrum for me this week… which all started with lunch boxes. For about a month now, I have been desperately searching for a trendy-looking lunch box to take with me on my Finca travels around the county.
I would have never thought to indulge myself in this way, except that I had an unfortunate and rather comical accident which involved a knife, a fork and a hole in my usual lunch bag (for lunch bag please insert well-used and recycled plastic carrier bag). I’m sure you can imagine the scene!
So the search for a replacement got underway and I dismissed one after the other: too big, too small, too spiderman-y… until at last I found a fantastic one. The only problem was that it is very very similar to my friend’s.
I knew crochet would come to my rescue and help me sort out any possible future mix-ups.
In order to cultivate the food theme, I decided to whip up a fruit slice keyring, with the hope that once attached to my bag, would allow it to be easily distinguished.
Without time to buy a particular yarn, I rummaged in my stash and found some lovely Rico Essentials Cotton DK in sage and teal.
The slice began as a magic circle and increased in 4 rounds of dc (using the sage). I finished the circle with a single round of dc in the teal before folding it in half and joining the two sides together. It was at this point, that I realised that if I had wanted to add pips to the design, I should have embroidered these on before joining the two halves, in order to hide the tail ends of the yarn. Lastly, I fixed on a keyring loop for attaching to things.
I’m really pleased with this quick little project and am now thinking of making a lemon, watermelon and other fruit slices – but this time with a quick yarn order! Please let me know of any other funky fruit slices that I could try out.
Have a great day! x