Paris Wash Sets

Hi all! 

Do you remember, I mentioned my plans to make a big pile of crochet washcloths and facepads to gift at christmas? Well today I am popping in to share with you my first pair of wash sets.

Made out of a couple of half balls of drops paris that I had lying about the place, I made this pair of flanels.

And this set of makeup pads.

I love the colour combos. And they are loely and soft so should feel lovely on the skin. 

The flanels were made with a simple c2c stitch. The facepads were made using a standard crocheted circle with a 36 stitch circumference, comlleted with a round of ss, ch 3, skip a stitch and ss into the next. 

Keep your eyes peeled for my bext facepads, which will come with a full pattern. 

For Little Baby Elkhana

Popping in today to share with you another blanket I have made for another friend who recently had a baby! 

I used 17 and a half balls of Drops Eskimo, so its super squashy! Lovely and warm and its the perfect size for a baby right up to a toddler!

The blanket its self is just simple c2c, to add a little extra cuteness, i added a squashy scallop border! 

Finally, i made this tiny little hat! Isnt it sweet? It should fit him perfectly by the time winter 2017 rolls round! 

Ponchoooooooo!

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

! I finally found time to write up my pattern for my poncho! Success!

I made this poncho months ago, but have really struggled to find time to write it up.
I really love the colours – it was the colours that really inspired me – is saw them sat together in a Tiger store, and just had to make something with them.

Then began the long process of actually making it and getting enough yarn. I used up my first 6 balls and realised I would need a hell of a lot more. But as anyone who has ever bought yarn in a tiger store will know, they only have a small amount at a time. And its not always the same. So I went to my local store. They didnt have any anymore. I had to go up to oxford street where there are 2 stores. The first store didnt have enough. So I emptied them out and made my way to the second store. I emptied them out too! Finally I had enough. It was a palava!

Mistletoe MittensĀ 

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

I know its a little late for mistletoe, but the truth is I am really rubbish at finding the time to write up patterns!

I made these mittens with a lovely ball of Sirdar Giselle in a colourway called mistletoe. I fell in love with it as I absolutely loved the combo of green and copper. Unfortunately it wasn’t as lovely all the way through. The green gets rather muddy at times.

Anyways, these mittens are very easy. They are done corner to corner. Essentially, you are just creating a square. And they are a perfect stash buster! You can find a link below to a video I found really helpful when learning c2c.

I used a 4.5mm hook and dk yarn, but since you are just creating a rectangle you can use whatever size hook and weight of yarn you fancy!

What do you think? I love the end result even if I wasn’t so pleased with the variegation of the yarn. Have any of you found that the initial impression of a variegated yarn doesn’t live up to expectations once you have worked it up? Please share in the comments! I would love to know so I avoid this disappointment in the end!