Saturday, 17 August 2013

Buggy Buddy

A simple pram/buggy blanket using Patons Fab DK wool and a 6mm hook.
It's my own pattern (I decided to just go for it and see how it worked out).
Ch to the length required and then sc into 2nd chain from hook
Row 1: **dc into next chain, then sc into the next chain; repeat from ** until the end of the row, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: sc into next stitch then follow Row 1
Repeat Row 2 for subsequent rows until desired blanket size.
Finally sc evenly around the blanket, twice.

(This youtube video is great at explaining where to place your stitches, especially on the sides of the blanket - ideal for the less experienced like myself)
My blanket measures 25 x 30 inches
I love how this wool has 4 colours in it; grey, blue, white and lilac - ideal for a boy or girl.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Winter Warmer

This is my first attempt at a crocheted cardigan for our baby. He/She will be born at the beginning of the winter, so they'll need plenty of warm layers.
I have never crocheted clothing before, so this was a bit of a challenge.
The pattern was purchased from Kay's Creative Crochet - I bought it through Ravelry, so I was able to download it straight away.
There's instructions for various sizes and although I struggled with the pattern at first (I am not the best at reading patterns) a little guidance from my Mom got me through.
Hopefully I've made it well and it won't unravel!