Isn’t that moment when you finish a project (or projects) lovely? Even quick projects hold a sweet satisfaction upon their completion.
I finished the scarf I mentioned in my last post a couple of days ago. It’s got a lovely light but warm feel to it and was so easy to crochet. All I did was use double crochets (US terms) chains to create a grid/net to the length I desired. 🙂
I’ve also crocheted a hat using the same Patons Colour Works Aran.
The hat has ribbing created through alternating front post double crochets and single crochets. The pattern is free; designed by Nancy Smith, and available from www.nlsstitchings.com.
So now onto my next project… Minion (from despicable me) inspired amigurumi!
I teased with pictures of a project and said I would share the finished project once the tiny human it was destined for had arrived. 🙂
Well arrived he has; the tiny human in question is my nephew Elijah 🙂
I saw photos of a crocheted sleeping bag and hat that looked like the hungry caterpillar months and months ago. Very much inspired by the photos I set about crocheting my own version.
I didn’t use a pattern and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I wonder whether I could make an adult sized one 🙂
I made two hats as I have no clue about the size of babies heads. It’s nice tho as Elijah now has one to grow into 🙂
So last week it was World Book Day. Working in a school we never pass up on the chance to get dressed up. All the staff were asked to dress as Wally from Where’s Wally.
In total I crocheted 4 hats and sold 3. I made up my own pattern and used inexpensive wool from a local charity shop. Had more people known I was making them, I think l could have sold lots more.
My Tshirt was £2.50 from Primark and I used red insulating tape for the stripes.
I was rather pleased with my effort,
However, my favourite costume was one worn by one of the children. A very blue faced Smurfette 🙂
I’ve finished my second “Where’s Wally?” Hat. These are for costumes (pictures later this month).
My second attempt is a little more pleasing as the sides are a little tighter but both will do the job. No patterns just went with my Gut 🙂
Who doesn’t love a cat in a hat? Especially when it’s a crocheted hat 🙂
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.