Hi blogland followers, I hope you’re all well.
It’s the end of the 1st week of my family staycation fortnight. We’ve had many days out, picnics and visited quite a few play parks. My husband says I’m a bit of a worrier when it comes to letting our 2 year old Miss E free to run around a play ground and try out all the climbing frames and slides. So I’ve had to restrain myself and do you know what, she has really surprised me with what she can do. She thinks nothing of scaling a 5 foot rung of ladders and slide. Miss P is also very good at looking out for her little sister (which is good since Miss E wants to do everything she does).
While I’ve been off I have completed my latest crochet project – the Eleanor shrug which I found on Ravely here.
Cue embarrassing photos of me 😛
The pattern was really easy to follow and the only change I made was that I only crocheted 24″ of the main pattern instead of the suggested 27″. I was worried that it might be too big and baggy if I went with the 27″ so I’m happier with the more fitted result. Even though I didn’t do 3″ of pattern I ended up using 6.5 x 50g balls of Louisa Harding, Ianthe yarn (in yummy orange) with the suggested 4.5mm hook. The yarn is 50% extra fine merino:50% cotton so it’s really soft and lovely to work with.
The shell pattern was simple to do once memorised so I didn’t need to print out reams of pattern to take with me. The shell pattern is crocheted in a rectangle shape, folded in half, sewed armholes then a border crocheted in the round (there are 6 rounds). The stitches needed are: ch, htr, tr, dtr (UK terms)
I really enjoyed making something for myself for once and would like to make something else in future, does anyone have any other crochet clothing patterns to recommend?