Thursday, March 18, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different....

I like thongs and was lucky enough to come across THIS pattern for this one. It calls for crochet cotton and a B hook. Being a little on the larger size, I used a C hook and sock weight yarn. I started one in Panda Cotton, but didnt have enough yarn to finish, so I found a skein of Sockina Cotton in my stash and tried using that. This is how it came out.

I made a couple changes in mine. I made it in one piece and connected the sides instead of using ties and I left out the side straps in the back. But it fits....and comfortably! I am going to finish the other one as soon as I get some more yarn.

If you dont like thongs, you could make the back the same as the front, only a little larger....the pattern is repetitive. There is also a chart that makes the pattern very easy to follow, however it is hand drawn and very small, so you might need a magnifying glass or a way to enlarge it, but it DOES help. The link page is in mostly in German but at the bottom there is a PDF link for the pattern in English. I hope you give it a try.

Crochet, Away!


~Rachée said...

How does this feel? Thongs usually feel uncomfortable on me but my interest has risen.

Sandyhook said...

Hi, Rachee! On me, it feels very comfortable. But I have never had a problem with the feel of a thong. If you think you might have a problem, you can use fewer stitches in the back strap so its thinner. Just make sure that if you make it all in one piece like I did to use a stretchy yarn that has some cotton in it....the Panda Cotton is perfect for this. :)


Juanell Dunlap said...

Help please!!! Where is the link to the thong pattern

Sandra Roarty said...

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page I linked to, there is a link to the PDF of the pattern. Sorry I missed your comment. :(

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