Posted in Baby, Blankets, Crochet, Yarns

Candy Cane BB no. 2

Today I present another baby blanket made from Sirdar Pattercake, I used yarn cake in Candy Cane colour again. I just love it!

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It really is amazing yarn and one ball is sufficient to make a great baby blanket.

This time I started with small granny square and then worked the blanket corner-to-corner. I added white edge to it for a neat finish and voila!

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Very Hungry Caterpillar Snuggle

This is my first custom make, ordered by a friend as a baby shower gift – set of baby snuggle and a hat, size 0-3 months.

I used chunky yarn but bit bigger hook, I wanted it to be warm but also stretchy and loose enough to allow air to go through to keep baby comfortable. 

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Yarn used was Cygnet chunky. It’s acrylic so easy to care for, can be machine washed. I use it for a variety of projects and is perfect for children, adults, or house accessories.

I think this snuggle will make a great photo prop – just look at this doll! 🙂

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Posted in Baby, Garments, Knitting

Sirdar Doodle jumper

Very proud of this make – jumper made for my baby girl using Sirdar pattern and Sirdar Snuggly Doodle dk yarn.

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The pattern was easy to follow and the jumper knitted quickly, yarn gave it lovely texture and I loved working with these colors.

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Below is my girl in a finished piece ❤

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Posted in Baby, Garments, Knitting

Fair Isle Vest

Below is a vest I knitted last year for my son – my first attempt at Fair Isle knitting.

It was challenging make, especially when it comes to weaving in ends, which I absolutely hate. And this time there were too many! It took my long time to finish this off.

I feel like this vest could’ve been a bit longer, it looks rather squarish. But given that it was my first attempt I am rather pleased with myself.

I am not sure, however, if I will ever do something in Fair Isle again. I know effects can be stunning when done right but I don’t think I have the patience to do it, ha ha ha 🙂

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Posted in Baby, Crochet

Cutie’s Hoodie

Today I would like to show off my first ever crocheted jumper. Made for my baby girl in silky coral yarn, I think it was Rico but I am not sure as it was completed long time ago.

Cutie’s Hoodie was done following very simple pattern I found in my favourite magazine Women’s Weekly Knitting & Crochet. It has lots to offer, patterns for beginners and advanced, tips and tricks, makes for women, babies or home. You name it, it’s there!

Without further ado: Cutie’s Hoodie 🙂

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I must say I am very proud of this make and will definitely make it again and again in bigger sizes. It was super easy yet the effect is so gorgeous that lots of people complimented it. What do you think?

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Candy Cane Baby Blanket

I recently fell in love in Sirdar Pattercake yarn cakes. When I saw Candy Cane, I knew I had to make a baby blanket out of it. The yarn cake even comes with simple pattern on the back of the band. I decided to try this out.

The pattern was very easy to follow. Blanket is made from corner to corner by adding and then decreasing stitches on each side of the blanket. It has nice thick texture as it’s made with garter stitch. I have decided to add a little bit of crochet edging as I can’t live without finishing blankets with crab stitch.

I am totally in love with the colors of Candy Cane. The bonus is that it is self-striping yarn so you only need to buy one ball!

What do you think of my Candy Cane Baby Blanket?

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Ellie the Elephant Lovey

Today I am proud to show you lovey blankie I made for my baby girl. I didn’t have a particular pattern or design, just an idea in my mind and I added some bits as I went through violet Rico yarn. I started knitting small blanket in basket weave to give it nice texture and finished in crochet picot edge. I still had a small ball of yarn left so I decided to try amigurumi elephant, it was just enough to make head and arms and to sew all bits together. I was really pleased with the effect and my baby seemed to like it too. At some point she couldn’t fall asleep without her lovey.

Without further ado, I present to you Ellie the Elephant.

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Ellie makes really nice cuddly toy, can go for a walk as stroller companion or can even keep your wriggly baby warm at night if made big enough. My girl was a bit startled by me taking a photo but still held her lovey 🙂

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How about making a lovey tonight?

 

Posted in Baby, Knitting

Baby jumper “McDreamy” by Drops

I am happy to present one of my first projects: baby jumper made for my son. I followed Drops pattern “McDreamy” available here.

I used cheap baby soft yarn available in my local shop (like the one here) as I was not sure of the outcome of the pattern. It came out really lovely, so if I ever knit this again I will definitely go for high quality cashmere merino, like this.

 

 

 

The baby jumper has textured pattern and raglan sleeve. It is done from bottom to top. As I don’t enjoy sewing finished pieces I used circular needles for body and sleeves. It was a bit tricky joining it all together and working through yolk, it was challenging my patience every minute, but it was all worth it. I had only small sewing to do under arms. To finish, I used wooden painted buttons, ordered from here. I absolutely love these buttons and use them whenever I can as they come in different patterns and colors.

What do you think of this jumper? Do I get thumbs up?