Birthday season has descended upon my circle of friends and family. I like to try and make gifts, and since I’ve learnt to crochet loads of ideas are popping into my mind – bags and cardigans and toys and hats. Here’s what has been on my hook lately…
Some organic cotton cloths for Amy. I had bought this yarn for no particular reason, many moons ago I thought I should make some cloths for Amy with it, last week I re-remembered that thought and got hooking – three different stitches for three different colours. I can see many more of these in my future for gifts.
Amy’s youngest Savannah turns one this week. Unfortunately we’re here and they’re there, so we won’t be making the birthday and naming day celebrations. I adapted my favourite pattern a bit and whipped Miss Savvy up a little short sleeved cardigan. Perfect for a South Gippsland summer.
My friends’ eldest Luella turned six last week, and while we were in Papua New Guinea she put in her request for a crocheted-something from Aunty Em. Living in a tropical climate I didn’t think a crocheted cardigan was quite going to cut it…or a beanie…or mittens, but this colourful shrug fits the bill, and will suit spunky Lulu down to the ground.
Amy’s cloths made using this yarn. Light pink cloth is a basic shell stitch. White cloth is a half-double crochet and single crochet in one stitch, skip the next stitch. Dark pink cloth is a double crochet one row, single crochet the next.
Savannah’s cardigan made using this pattern (without the sleeves) and a yarn from my local craft store.
Luella’s shrug made using this pattern and the same yarn as I used for Savannah’s cardigan.