Here's a nice chevron crochet job that I've had in a box for SERIOUSLY about 4 or 5 years. I never finished it, and it was too cool to throw away! But guess what. I'm not making it out of this one.
I'm using this one! This was a knit stitch that I was trying out. I have no idea what the knit stitch was, so I can't clue you in to what I did here. Perhaps I'll make a fresh one in the future for you guys!
This project has a special appearance by Oliver, who was VERY interested in all the goings ons. I'm just going to fold my little knit sample in half now...
Or try to... Oliver, cut it out!
Whoops, forgot to lengthen the yarn, I'm gonna need more than what I left on there originally.
Ok, now I've folded it in half.
Take your crochet hook and thread it through both sides of the knit sample. Grab the long yarn we just tied to the side and pull it through:
Continue on the same side with the next stitch so the yarn makes a looping pattern. You won't be able to see it. Here's one finished side:
Go ahead and do another side like this:
Now you've got a nice little pocket. Oliver is bored already, WHEN WILL IT BE DONE?
Ok, no go to your gigantic catnip plant you've been growing. What? You don't have massive amounts of fresh catnip like I do? NO worries, dried catnip from the store will work fine. I just happened to put this catnip plant in a vessel too large for it and it decided it loved life and exploded.
Take a couple stalks and remove the leaves. Give the leaves a light chop to begin releasing the oils and smells from the leaves.
Now take some batting you had leftover from that ugly pillow you made in high school.
Mix the catnip a bit with the batting:
Finish off the last side with the yarn, and tie off the end like this:
Hmm, let's see. Does Oliver like it?