Granny Square to Wear – or the world’s easiest top

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.

granny5This 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! 🙂

The pattern may be found here:

http://pardonmychaos-amanda.blogspot.pt/2011/08/granny-square-top-tutorial.html

Or on Ravelry

And here’s my creation! I have another one hooked up already, so more updates to follow!Fotor041021406

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Knitted baby shrug – free pattern by Tonya Wagner (@theshizknit.com)

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.

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You can find it on Ravelry (as usual) here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/confection-baby-shrug

Or, if you prefer the PDF link, click here: http://www.ravelry.com/download/5317/free

Such a long absence! :)

Well, first of all, so sorry for the extremely long absence. Between being pregnant (and VERY sleepy), having the baby and all things in between, my blog was somewhat abandoned… 🙂

Nevertheless, I’m back! In the meantime, I’ve learned how to knit and have been spending some time improving my skills. I’ve already made a few things that I’ll be sharing with you later on!

Happy crafting, everyone!im-back

Gumdrop Slouchy Hat

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!

Support Gleeful Things and Julie by buying some patterns! Check out the Spring Blossom Slouchy Hat on ravelry, as well as other patterns here: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/gleeful-things-2