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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bamboo Baby Blanket

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100% Bamboo yarn. What a revolution. I almost didn’t want to part with this blanket because of its amazing soft and cuddly feel.  It’s just a little cot / pram blanket and is perfectly dainty, yet warm enough for a baby girl.

The pattern is a free download on Ravelry posted by Alicia Paulson at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiramisu-baby-blanket. My Yarn  was slightly finer than hers and so I used more stitches along the row. I also used a smaller hook, I think it was a 4.5mm

“Baby Pink Shoes” Boots

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These tiny boots gave me the greatest delight to make. Our dear friends are expecting their first baby, a little girl, and have been known to refer to her as ‘baby pink shoes’. It seemed quite necessary to me to produce a pair of pink shoes for the little tot. She is due to be born in a weeks time; I can’t wait.

Thanks to Hayley Missingham who posted this pattern for free on Ravelry at  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cutie-booties-2 . It’s a simple pattern and really quick to make up. I’ll definitely be making many more of these.

I used the Demet wool again and a 4.5mm hook.

Kindle Cover

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Such a lovely colour. I made this quickly when my Mom-in-law said she needed a cover for her Kindle. I don’t have a pattern for it and can’t even remember the details. I know I used a baby yarn that is 35% Australian wool, 5% cashmere and 60% silk protein.

I have a few balls of this kind of yarn in various vibrant colours that I bought on ebay and enjoy finding simple little projects like this to use them on.

Heart Bunting

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This heart garland was one of my first creations after not having crocheted for many years. The pattern is quite fiddly, but the end product is worth it. I had searched for a while to find a heart pattern that I liked and was delighted to find this little one:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/01/28/crochet-heart-garland/

In this pattern the hearts are much bigger than mine, but I used a finer yarn and a 4.5mm hook. I made up 16 hearts and left a space of 8.5cm between each. The hearts are almost 6cm wide and 5cm high.

I thought they would be perfect for a little girls room or nursery.

Boots with the Fur

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I was so happy with how these boots came out. I was going to put a cuff around the top as the pattern has them, but my husband inspired me to add the ‘fur’ instead.

The yarn is an Amber’s brand, grey and white variegated, 55%milk fibre and 45% Egyption cotton. I used a 4.5mm hook.

The pattern is a free ravelry download that you can find here   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/assorted-baby-boots This is a great little pattern with many variations which I have used several times.

Dainty Baby Shoes

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These were my first ever pair of baby shoes and I was so delighted to make them for a dear friend who is expecting their first baby.

They were quick and easy and really fun to make using this free ‘flower slippers’ pattern on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flower-slippers-3

I used ice yarns Demet Wool, which is 30% wool and 70% acrylic and a 4.5mm hook.

Note to self: When making matching shoes it is important to keep the tension very regular, so that the shoes come out the same size.

Granny Square Cushion

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This project took me much longer than I had anticipated, and quite frankly than it should have. I used the Granny square pattern from the Lion Brand pattern ‘Granny’s Favorite Afghan’ at http://lionbrand.com/patterns/81082AD.html (login is required)

I used ice yarns’ Demet Wool, which is 30% wool and 70% acrylic. And I think I used a 3.5mm hook.

The back is simply one big granny square in a single colour. The finished size is 28cm x 28cm. For the cushion inner I simply made up a case with fabric lining in a neutral colour and filled it with ball fibre.

The crocheted cushion cover has no opening and so cannot be removed. I will do this differently in the future.