Usually, on Fridays, I've been featuring a tool or website that has been instrumental in supporting me on my crochet journey.
This week, however, I decided to showcase some of the fun projects I've made over the last several months. My first big project was a notebook paper blanket. Over the months that followed, I've dabbled in many smaller types of projects and I'm excited to showcase some of them here.
All of the projects will include a link to the pattern on Ravelry so you can check it out for yourself if you so desire.
I made this for my 4-year-old grandson for his birthday. I used Lion Brand Pound of Love in the color Navy. I love how this turned out. It's super cute and as he loves dinosaurs, it was a big hit. It is the only time I've ever tried filet crochet (which just means it has a lot of open spaces). It wasn't hard to work up, just time consuming because you have to count so carefully.
I also made this blanket for my grandson's birthday. His mom had made a dragonfly baby blanket for an upcoming baby and he was upset because he wanted it. So I tried my hand at making one for him. I used Bernat Baby Sport yarn. This is such a beautiful pattern and so perfect for a new baby or a preschooler of any gender.
Mother's Day 2019, my husband bought me a huge hammock but it's uncomfortable to be on without good neck support. I had a different pillow for it but it was really bulky and not very comfortable. I came across this pattern and bought the neck insert and whipped this up. It's soooo comfy to lay on! I used Big Twist Yarn for this one.
#4 Simple Triangle Shawl
I absolutely love this shawl. No Ravelry link because I just found a simple repeat pattern somewhere on the internet and stitched it up. This one will definitely get a ton of use this fall when the weather turns cooler. This yarn is lightweight and changes color gradually as you go. I'm totally obsessed with it.
I made this set with Lily Sugar N Cream yarn for my principal who is moving to another building. This is another fun set that is so quick to work up! I absolutely love this set. It's a soap bag nad a matching washcloth. The dragonflies are just too cute.
I am totally obsessed with this beanie! I've made three of them already. They are adorable and work up super duper quickly. Also extremely nice for hiding your COVID-19 hair that really needs a trim if you haven't been able to get to the salon. This top one was made using Lion Brand Feels Like Butta in Charcoal. I worked up the one below yesterday for my mom in Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Gold. I bought the yarn yesterday while running errands. I started the hat around 5:30 and between making and eating dinner and watching TV, I finished it around 10:30 last night.