Making Progress February 

Hello 

Thought I would share my makes for this month, I have been quite busy and have finished up quite a few  pieces

The first was a chunky knit waist coat , burda knit pattern All about the blues with 2 strands of stash wool, I struggled with the brioche edging , apparently I can’t chat and knit , I pulled it back several times to correct the edge and then started over when it ended up too long , second time I knitted it up was much more successful and am pleased with the result , check out the shawl pin from genny2828 on eBay. 

Next I got the crochet hook out and joined up some pretty crocheted squares I found at a charity shop with remnant wool , the result is pretty colourful and my joins are pretty mountainous but the cat loves it ūüźą

Whilst the hook was still out I crocheted a cosy for a friend’s gym bottle , pretty chuffed that it fitted like a glove .

I relined a favourite bag adding an extra internal pocket and a clip for hanging your keys , hate having to rummage round !

I also made a crochet hook caddy as a gift for a friend, sewn using stashed rose print upholstery weight cotton and fastened with a button and fabric covered elastic loop.

And lastly having found some fabulous vintage navy and silver lurex wool, that I had forgotten I had ! 

I sourced a fab vintage pattern from bookandknits see here on etsy and am now almost halfway up the front , although this is growing a great deal slower than knitting the waistcoat , hope I don’t have to pull this back !

I have really enjoyed finishing up all these projects, and am very pleased to have used up stashed goodies , here’s hoping March is as productive !

What have you been making ? 

Tiramisu Baby Blanket

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I thought I’d share my latest make , made as a gift for a friend’s new baby, I used an Alicia Paulson pattern available here Tiramisu Baby Blanket  this is the second time I have made this pattern, the first time was a couple of years ago and I was quite new to crochet , so I struggled less this time round ! 

I used 4  50g balls of double knit , I went up to a 4.5 hook as I crochet a bit tight.

Is a lovely pattern with eyelets around the edges to thread a ribbon through and the easy care acrylic yarn will mean it is easy to wash and tumble dry.

My blanket ended up 55cm x 72cm which is a little smaller than the pattern but a good size for a pushchair or car seat, I am not sure I did the edging correctly but I think it looks pretty .

Have you made this blanket ? 

Crochet Chameleon 

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I thought I’d share my newest make, meet the crochet chameleon made using the fab pattern from Janice  Mooncie’s Crocheted Wild Animals , those of you who have come across this pattern already will know he’s a true chameleon as he can change colour by turning inside out to reveal his alternate colourway!

He is crocheted in two colourways , I used Sirdar Cotton Prints DK in shades 357 and 352



The yarn was lovely to work with, the hook slid easily and no annoying splitting and it makes a lovely smooth firm fabric, I am not the most experienced crocheter but managed the pattern with out too many problems , the only real piece of unravelling was when I worked a large piece with the wrong hook !

The instructions were pretty clear and he’s turned out great, although I did not check my tension as instructed so he may have differing proportions that he ought ! 

Have you made any of the animals in this book ? Which one should I make next ?