When I married, my babies were dressed in knitted clothes and lots of crocheted clothes. I even crocheted a fancy jumper for my husband. He thought that was a bit much, although he wore it a few times - not enough for all the work I put into it. Oh well!
I made jumpers and vests, ponchos and the must do - Granny square rugs and bedspread.
Years marched on and the needles and hooks were put aside. I suppose crocheted garments went out of fashion. But now it is back again and I have taken up my hook again and expanded my skills.
I love crocheting baby clothes, especially those with fine yarn. I notice these days the infiltration of 8ply yarn being used for these delicate clothes. In my opinion, it is too coarse. I think it is probably to get the article made more quickly. But there is nothing nicer than a delicate fabric with a fine, lacy pattern.
|Lacy baby cardigan or jacket in 5 ply yarn|
For the toddler, thicker wool can be used. Their skin is not as delicate and the thickness of the item does not pose a problem.
|Toddler's jacket for a 2 year old with vintage buttons from my Mum's button tin|
I also like trying out different stitches, remembering favourites from days long ago, and also learning new ones.
Beanies come in all shapes and sizes these days. I love playing with colour. Can you guess what my favourite colours might be?
|Pastel beanie for a little girl, with flower|
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