This is something I love to say! Being an avid crocheter I am always looking at pictures of beautiful crocheted items or patterns and think – Yeah I can crochet that!
But I also look at little problems or situations that I can use my crochet skills to come up with some creative solutions. This week I had one of those moments where a little problem popped up and I immediately looked at my hooks for a way to fix it.
I really love opportunities to be able to save money, be creative, and think ‘outside the box’. Well, this week I needed to think ‘outside the octagon’!
When my husband got home from Jiu Jitsu on Sunday night he mentioned that both the knees on his gi pants were getting worn through. Gi’s and gi pants are kind of expensive so he said that maybe he would get some patches for the knees on his pants.
Did you hear that popping pinging noise? That was the light bulb going off!
I crocheted some patches to fix his pants!
The patch on the top is a funny Jiu Jitsu meme that he recently showed me the video for. I really didn’t think it was that funny but he was laughing a lot about it so that is what inspired me to stitch No Knee Bah onto this patch. The bottom patch is the logo for his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school.
This is what the knees of his Jiu Jitsu Gi looked like before. These were in really rough shape – he literally rolls around on the floor for two hours a day at least five days a week.
This is the after picture! I ended up needing to sew these on by hand because my tiny little sewing machine could not handle the thick canvas material and also was designed to sew for people with tiny legs. There was no way I could maneuver the pant leg to fit under the needle. It took a pretty long time to hand sew the patches, the stitches are not even close to being pretty, and my finger tip is very bruised – but I did it!
I like looking at things and looking at my hooks and saying – Yeah I can crochet that!
Thanks for reading!