FO Friday: Reusable Water Balloons

This week’s FO are reusable water balloons from Left in Knots! I tried them first as is with a 9.0 mm hook but came out too big for a child, so I omitted a row and switched to an 8.0 mm hook. But after trying them in action, I decided to put that row back with the 8.00 hook. And they came out great!

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Once they’re made, all you really need for your fight is a bucket of water! They absorb about half a cup of water each, so you can cause the same amount of damage as traditional water balloons.

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The best thing about this is the clean up! They are machine washable and dryable, and leave no trash on the battlefield.

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  • Yarn: Bernat Blanket
  • Hook: 8.0 mm crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Pattern: Left in Knots
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FO Friday: Summer Mosaic Afghan

This afghan has been completed for a while. But since this was given as a gift, I did not want to risk ruining the surprise by posting too early!

Summer Mosaic Afghan

This project had some ups and downs, and some learning experiences. First lesson was when using multiple colors for squares (in this case, hexagons), work by color sections and not one square at a time. Doing so helps break the monotony and makes you feel it is a quick project.

Summer Mosaic Afghan

Another lesson is to not put projects down to hibernate for too long. For me, this gives me an excuse to postpone and get lazier and lazier to finish the project. My inner procrastinator comes out too much.

Summer Mosaic Afghan

Summer Mosaic Afghan

Summer Mosaic Afghan

But overall, this turned out to be a great throw!

  • Pattern by: Julie Yeager
  • Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Aran; Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red, Hot Red; Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet, Brick
  • Hook: 5.5 mm and 6.00 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA