I managed to get my hands on quite a lot of Patons Colour Works Aran at a bargain price. Better still the colors are gender neutral (not that colours should be gender specific, but that’s getting off point).
I’m making some accessories for when it turns colder. Some of them may be destined to become Christmas gifts.
I’ve started with a simple scarf consisting of double crochet (US terms) and chains to create squares. I’m using a 10mm crochet hook so it has a very loose, mesh like and soft look.
I think I’m about two thirds of the way through; I’ll share a picture of the completed project within the week.
After this, I’m planning on a hat and fingerless gloves using the same yarn. That said, I’ve also got a couple of Amigurumi minions to make for a friend… we’ll see what I’m inspired to crochet first. 🙂
It’s definitely feeling colder now in the UK and Winter is on it’s way.
Currently, I’m wearing a neck warmer that I designed myself and wristers that I made as part of one of the crochet crowd challenges.
The wristers follow a nice easy (free) pattern that only takes a few hours to work.
I edged both the neck warmer in a wool, that added a subtle splash of color, and really liked the results.
As of yet I haven’t made any complex clothing. I have made a few hats, scarves, wristwarmers and shawls but nothing more complicated than that.
I’m not sure why but I’m really apprehensive about making something for myself or someone else to wear where sizing could be an issue. I’m sure I will though and I’m pretty certain It’ll be soon. I just need to find a nice pattern and go for it 🙂
Here’s a hat and infinity scarf I made.
Hat (with ribbing) and infinity scarf
The pattern for the hat was written by Nancy Smith, is free and can be found on ravelry here. The scarf was my own design consisting of Double crochets (US terms) in a spiral (like amigurumi). I forget the brand and type of wool but it was lovely to work with.