Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Donation Hats

This Winter I have been busily crocheting hats/beanies as donations to the local thrift shops, hoping they will help some families keep their kids warm.

Here are some of the hats/beanies that I have crocheted for the donation box mainly using up leftover yarn from previous projects.  

There are plenty of free patterns on the internet that you can download or watch on YouTube.  They only take a hour or so to complete.  Great for working on during the evening whilst watching TV.  

If you can crochet even just the basic stitches you could make one of these.  And believe me once you have made one, you won't stop there.

So why don't give it a try....

Crochet Baktus Scarf

Here I have been working on a Baktus Scarf, following a YouTube video by Oana on 'Oana's Crochet Channel'.  I had to watch it several times as english is her second language but I got there in the end.  I was very pleased with the result.  I only used some cotton yarn left over from another project but was very pleased with the result.  


I loved how the edging was worked in with the pattern and not added after completion.  Just makes sense doesn't it?  Oana has many tutorials but she doesn't give a written pattern; so you have to follow her videos step by step.

The main body stitch is the 'Crossed Double Crochet Stitch'.  Very easy to achieve and looks very effective.  I intend to go ahead and purchase some suitable yarn now that I am familiar with the pattern.  And as it is winter here in NZ it will be much appreciated.

This is a link to her channel.  I strongly suggest you check her out.
Oana's Crochet Channel  

'Spring Surprise' baby afghan

I have been working on a fabulous baby afghan called 'Spring Surprise' from a book named Circular Baby Afghans by Rebecca Leigh.  

This is intended for special Spring baby.

Loving the pattern.

Finally finished this 'Spring Surprise' baby afghan for a special baby due in October. Very pleased with it.  This is the first time I have followed a written pattern such as this.  Obviously had to concentrate.  I ripped back a couple of rows on the way, but it was so worth it.  The book I have had in my cupboard for more than a few years.  I assume it is still available.  But it is well worth seeking it out.  There are some great patterns in it.  All are circular.


A Hat With Love

Tried this pattern out after watching a video by Bobwilson123 called Made With Love. Far easier that I thought. You can find the free pattern and tutorial at:…/a-hat-with-love-free-croc…

 I found this to be an easy pattern to follow.  I have only followed a graph pattern a couple of times before and found this to be easy.  But, I might add that is best to read all the instructions and work your way through the pattern in your head before starting it. Familiarise yourself with the graph.  I really hope you give it a try.