Saturday, February 07, 2009

Crochet With a Deadline

I've been crocheting my little fingers off in the past few months and here are some pictures to prove it. Above is the baby ripple blanket I'm working on using a size J hook and Red Heart Strata in 'Bambino''. The trouble is I only bought 3 skeins and now could kick myself since I haven't been able to find anymore of this yarn. If you know where I could buy some, please let me know because 3 skeins aren't going to be sufficient to complet this adorable blanket.

Next up is the baby sweater I began a week or so ago and I'm really enjoying this project. I'm using Bernat Softee Chunky and a size G hook. It's a top down sweater so there won't be any joining when'll be all ready to go other than adding button bands, a collar, and buttons. I do need to find a baby hat pattern to go with this though......any ideas would be very welcome.

Finally, I'm still working on my squares in order to sew together in the end and have a baby blanket sampler, so to speak. I'm using Bernat Softee Chunkyfor this also, and a size H hook. The patterns are ones I've picked from the Crochet Stitch Bible, and 63 Crochet Stitches booklet. I tried to make each one about 10" wide but some are about an inch short so I'll have to tweak and stretch a bit when sewing it together. I'm not sure which method I'll use when I sew it together but I'll probably just go for it and if I don't like the way it looks I'll try another method. I'm going to have to finish these by March 6th so I need to buckle down and get those crochet hooks 'a flyin'.