A homemade gift is always extra special. It’s the fact that you’ve gone to the trouble to make something for someone rather than just buying them something. This makes a really nice little stocking filler. It doesn’t use very much wool and works up very […]
I’d seen lots of versions of this cute little hood on places like Etsy and seeing as it didn’t look too complicated I thought that I’d have a go at working it out myself without a pattern. It’s basically rows of half-double crochet worked back and forth down either side of a central row, followed by rounds to make the neck part. I’m really pleased with how it turned out (partly because it makes my niece look like an Ewok!)
How cute is this little fella? It’s my youngest nieces first birthday so I have taken the opportunity to challenge my crochet skills and make this little guy.
I (attempted) to follow a pattern that I found on a beautiful blog called allaboutami.com.
I made a couple of minor changes to the pattern, stitched on the eyes and left off the tusks, because I’m fairly certain that he is destined to spend much of his life in a toddlers mouth. I also put a pot of dried lentils in amongst the stuffing so that he rattles…
I struggle to sit still so I have been trying to teach myself to crochet in order to keep my fidgety fingers occupied of an evening. I made these two dinky toys for my nieces as my first experiment. I’m still fairly convinced that crochet patterns are written in some baffling secret code but it’s amazing what you can learn from YouTube.
I will own up to the fact that the little bear wasn’t supposed to have a scarf but I stitched the poor things head on wonky, so I he gained a scarf as a cunning disguise…