We have had family visiting recently, including my biggest crochet fan (age 9), and I have had the pleasure of making these for her:
A hoody for teddy, and co-ordinating jumper (f you can call it that) for hippo. I do love this kind of crochet where you start with a three-dimensional shape and make something that fits round it!
The hoody is based loosely on the patterns for Jonah’s hoody (here) and Vicarno’s hoody (here) which I adapted to fit Teddy’s somewhat rotund shape!
This happened ages ago but for some reason I never blogged it, and I was reminded of it when I re-found this lovely picture recently:
Poor teddy had been lost in deepest darkest Edinburgh, leaving his owner bereft. Lots of notices went up and a Twitter appeal was launched. Luckily Teddy was found at the local community centre and a happy girl was re-united with her favourite bear.
The dungarees were one of the very first things that I crocheted (here), and I am pleased that they have stood the test of time. The original post is quite cute, as I say I have made them in ‘what I think might be called half treble’! Which just goes to show how much I have learned.
Teddy now has a mobile phone number embroidered on one foot just in case!
The most popular sport where we live is shinty – a kind of ‘no holds barred’ version of hockey played with a two-sided stick. My husband is a big fan and both our children played when they were younger, so it is sort of in the family. Our local team plays in blue and white but because it is something of a minority sport there is very little in the way of supporters merchandise available. So when my husband asked me to make a shinty top for this teddy I could hardly refuse:
Made in Rico baby classic blue, with applique white felt shinty sticks.
This week I have had the pleasure of crocheting for a most appreciative eight year old, and here is the result:
A set of new clothes for Teddy. I do love this kind of crochet where you start with a hook and some yarn and go where the shapes take you. I am particularly pleased with the little shoes, and may try some child-sized ones soon…..
You might remember that we have two dolls, saved from when our children were small, called Jack and Kerry Anne. Since I took up crochet they have provided me with some wonderful opportunities to try things on a small scale and find out if I like them.
So here, in the spirit of trying new things, is a blanket for Kerry Anne.
Made using a V-stitch, in Drops cotton merino on a 4mm hook. The colours are: pistachio, light grey, white, powder pink, lilac, and coral (left over from my https://iamsimplyhooked.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/candy-crush-blanket/).
I have been indulging myself by making a little holiday wardrobe for the Maileg big sister mouse.
She now also hs a suitcase to put her clothes in, and sleep in when necessary.
I had such fun making the little Maileg mouse dresses over New Year that I have started a small production line.
Made in Sirdar snuggly Pearls DK Pearly turquoise (the darker dress) and Hayfield baby sparkle DK Little mermaid (the paler dress) on a 4mm hook. If you would like the pattern please ask!