In between the dreadful work overload of the past few days, I managed to crochet this little delight. Yes, CROCHET. I’ve been so busy learning how to knit that I had “forgotten” that I’m actually much better (and quicker) at crocheting.
This particularly pattern is Amanda Tipton’s take on a “Granny Square to Wear”. And what a great concept it is! In the matter of a couple of hours, you’ll have a great baby top, perfect for these sad Spring days. All you really need to know is how to crochet a granny square (check out Teresa’s blog if you need help - http://www.crochetgeek.com/2009/01/crochet-traditional-granny-square.html) and then take some time to join both pieces. It’s instant-crochet-satisfaction!
Despite being completely swamped with work, I still have time to do my thing!
This is an extremely easy and quick knitted baby top. I had to use 5.00mm needles to obtain correct gauge. Little A. is currently 6-month old and the top still has some room to grow. Good! The yarn is Sirdar Summer Stripes (Sombrero), which is 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, which is super soft and quick. And, the best thing is, it only took 1 skein!
You can find the pattern here at Ravelry, as a free download:
First of all, I’ve already completed several projects on my stash, but I’ve been so busy with work that I didn’t even have the time to photograph them. Bah…
Second, a while back, Michelle and Jackie were kind enough to ask for my permission to sell flowers they’ve made from my pattern (found here - http://didascrochet.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/7-petal-flower1.pdf) and I said yes, of course! Well, these are 2 VERY creative moms! You can find them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/twoboredmomscreations) and make sure you stop by their shop on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/2BoredMomsCreations), where you will be able to find these lovely, über-cute things:
These are the projects that are currently on my needles. If you need the link, please stop by my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/didascrafts). Make sure you like the page, because there will be several give-aways available only there!
Awesome Knitted Bib for Awesome Teething (and Other) Babies
Bibs. Here’s something you can NEVER have enough. Never. First comes the spit-up. Then come the first meals. And then that dreadful monster without a face called “Teething Horribilis”. So, whether you need to keep your bib stash full, you’re searching for a last minute gift for a baby that literally takes one to two hours to finish or you’re just taking your first steps in knitting, this is the project to choose.
PS: This is my first written knitting pattern. Be patient (and nice). If you find any mistakes or if you have any thoughts, queries or suggestions, please let me know.
So, this is the Confection Baby Shrug. If you’re looking for an easy and adorable baby knitted shrug, this is the pattern to have by your side. AND IT’S FREE, so make sure you thank Tonya Wagner properly and drop by her website @ http://www.theshizknit.com/.
Using US 8 – 5.0 mm needles and worsted yarn (I used acrylic; not sure about the brand, though), this is a fast project. The eyelet details and the ribbing definitely bring the garment to life. I did make the sleeves a bit longer, but only because winter is still in full force around here.
Looking for a great gift for a newborn or an extremely quick and easy knitting project? Check out Jen Gontier’s Thumbless Baby Mittens. The pattern, from HipKnitized is free and if you are a beginner knitter, there is nothing simpler!
I’ve used a self-striping yarn (http://www.iceyarns.com/, which I bought on Ebay.co.uk), thus the end result. What do you think? Are you feeling inspired?
It’s an extremely easy pattern and I guarantee you that the results are extraordinary. You can customize it in a million different color combinations and have fun with the buttons. In fact, I’ve shown the cardigan to some (pregnant) friends and it seems that I will be making plenty of these to give as gifts!