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! 🙂
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.
Winter is the time for hats. YAY! For my part, I’m a huge fan of slouchy hats and seem to have spread this taste among my friends, who are now slouchy-hats’ fans! 🙂
For me, the almost perfect pattern is the Gumdrop Slouchy Hat. The pattern is free and you can find it here: http://www.gleefulthings.com/blog/?p=640 They are easy to crochet, look absolutely great and chain up really fast! Enjoy!