Friday, July 18, 2014

Family Friday - Crochet Craziness

Oh my goodness! I've been working on a project for a really long time and have wanted to share but I couldn't because the work I was doing was for a gift and I couldn't risk that the recipient would see this before it was finished. Check it out...




For the blanket I used this awesome pattern from The Stitchin' Mommy that I found on Ravelry. If you don't know what it is, this is what they say in their About Me section:
Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums.
It's a free site and fabulous for finding patterns and supporting the amazing people who create them. It's also fun to find inspiration and get ideas for what you can do with a ball of yarn. :) If you are into any fiber arts I suggest you create a profile and connect with me. I'd love to see what you're making.

I used the same pattern but shrunk it down to make the two matching burp rag things which were really easy and quick to work up since I had so much practice making the blanket.

I wanted to have something else fun to go with the blanket so I found this fun pattern on Pinterest for a crochet bath pouf. Russell had a small soft ball like this with ribbons on it that a friend of mine made for him and he loved it for the longest time. I thought it would be cool to make my own version and so I did. It was super easy and worked up in no time at all. Plus it helped me use up the last bit of yarn I had left.

These gifts were easy and fun to make and something I'm hoping will be used with love.

Do you give homemade gifts? Do you like to receive gifts that someone made personally for you or do you prefer something off the shelf or a gift card? If you have a Ravelry profile connect with me or let me know in the comments so I can follow your work. I'm also interested in following crafters so leave your social media handles or your blog so I can check it out. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks! It took a while to put together but I thought it turned out nice. I bought way too much of the yearn so I might end up putting together another one at some point.

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