A few weeks ago a friend posted a photo to me on facebook. It included a link to a lovely pattern for crocheted booties with a crocodile stitch cuff. The same friend was having a naming ceremony for her little girl 4 days later. I decided it would be lovely to make her daughter a pair of the booties.
I have never crocheted so fast or furiously- it was totally worth it.
I purchased the pattern from knit picks UK and received the pattern within an hour via email (it seemed longer as I was so eager to start!). The pattern was written using american terms (by Lianka Azulay) and easy to follow.
The yarn I used was Sirdar Folksong. In retrospect this was maybe a little on the thick side for this project but I liked the feel and colour.
I love way they turned out. They are a little too big for my friends daughter but I was worrying they might be too small. Its nice she can grow into them. 🙂
Recently, I’ve been working with Sirdar’s Snowflake chunky yarn and I thought I would write a short review.
This is a fleecy polyester yarn that caught my eye as I was perusing the range at hobbycraft. I was in the market for some yarn to make baby things so this really seemed to fit the bill. Not knowing the gender of the babies I’m crocheting for, I opted for neutral cream and light brown.
The first project I’ve used it for consists of two parts: a striped granny square comforter and an attached teddy bears head (There will be a more comprehensive post about this during the next few days).
For the granny square I used a 4mm hook. The yarn crocheted together nicely and I’m really happy with the resultant square. The only issue I encountered when crocheting the comforter was when I needed to frog (undo) a portion of my crochet. The yarn seems to latch to itself and I had to be quite firm when pulling my stitches undone; at the time I worried the yarn might snap but it didn’t. The yarn sticking to itself in such a way may actually, in the long run, make it more suitable for it’s purpose. Hopefully, it will resist the rigours of little hands 🙂
The nature of the yarn makes the stitch definition poor. However, you get a wonderfully soft fluffy effect.
I used, or attempted to use, part of an amigurumi teddy pattern to create a head to attach. This was really difficult and I must admit I considered giving up at one point. As I’ve mentioned, the yarn results in poor stitch definition. I really struggled to see what I was doing. I remedied this by using another strand of dk yarn alongside thus making it a little easier to see the stitches I was working. Persevering was well worth it the finished comforter looks lovely.
Overall, I’m really happy with this Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky yarn the fluffy effect the yarn has produced is fantastic; and it was very reasonably priced. I shall definitely be using this yarn again but am now prepared for difficulties I may encounter.
I wonder what I could make with this? Lol 🙂
This Sirdar snuggly, chunky Snowflake yarn really caught my eye. It has a fluffy cottonwool like texture and is incredibly soft. I’m thinking I’ll lose some stitch definition using this for snowflakes but I’m intrigued as to how it will look. 🙂