Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Crochet Menagerie

Hi All

Purchased a couple of crochet kits off of Hochanda recently and these are the results.
So please meet, my baby Ellie and Giraffe.

These have turned out super cute and I really pleased with them.  The yarn is a recycled cotton, and the packaging states; 'produced in a respectable way, respecting nature'.  The Kit make is 'Hoooked' (yep, with three 'o's) Eco Barbante.  The yarn itself is 85% recycled cotton and 15% other recycled fibres, it is actually a very strong yarn.

The characters are crocheted with a 6mm hook and i found that the holes between stitches were definitely lessened with the 'yarn over hook' method.  The instructions are provided in several different languages and it really is a great kit in a box, all that you require is a yarn sewing needle and a pair of scissors.  Yep, the stuffing came too.  It does say to stuff firmly, which I did, but I think because of the large size hook and the stiffness of the yarn, you do still get some gaps between the stitches; anyway, I still loved the outcome and will be making more of these little characters as they are so sweet.

Happy crafting folks, luv Kaz xxx

Monday, 13 March 2017

Wavy, Rainbow Crochet Blanket

My latest make highlights the fact that I'm looking forward to Spring and Summer and the warm evenings.

I love sitting in the garden, late in the evening star gazing and what better way than to snuggle up with a hand crocheted blanket.

I'm really pleased with this make, its fun colours and wavy design are just perfect.

Stylecraft yarn was used, which is easy to crochet with and is lovely and soft.  There are lots of different colours to choose from too.  I'm very pleased with this rainbow assortment.