Most of my custom orders are for large rugs, but last week I got two requests for smaller items. I was able to bust them out in no time compared to my normal orders!
The first one was for two baskets, each 10″x6″. I haven’t made any baskets for awhile and boy did my hands get mad at me! They were achy and I got a blister on my finger! My hands have lots of callouses on them, but I guess I hold the hook differently when I make baskets and it was rubbing on a non-calloused section of my finger. These will be headed to Minnesota.
The second small custom order was for a rug that was 23″x17″. Now, I normally crochet round and round. But I’ve noticed that when I make rectangles like that, the corners are kind of funky and aren’t nice straight right angles like I’d like them to be. Also, I have a custom order that I’ll be working on soon that is going to be 8′x3′. I’ll have to crochet that one back and forth, and I haven’t done that in awhile, so I used this custom order as an opportunity to brush up on that way of crocheting. Good news! I like the corners a lot better this way! Also, good news, I hold the hook differently when I crochet like this too, so the blister that I formed crocheting the baskets is rapidly callousing up! This rug will be headed out to Burbank, CA.