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Do you think that my gauge is off?

I saw a very cute pair of crochet mitts on this site http://freecellpenguin.blogspot.com/2014/03/da-bears-fingerless-gloves.html

The blogger who runs the site, Freecell Penguin, has very kindly shared her pattern, so I thought that I would try it.

The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and a size H hook, which as far as I know is a 5mm hook, and the pattern is sized for an adult. However being awkward I thought that I would like to make a child sized pair. I decided that I would use a 4mm hook and DK yarn which – you would think wouldn’t you – would make for a smaller mitt. Hmmm!

By the time that I had crocheted the cuff I realised that they were way too big for any child that I know. Not to be deterred I decided to carry on anyway and modify the rest of the glove to fit me. So instead of a slit for the thumb I did a thumb gusset and made the whole mitt a bit longer.

So, yes, I think that my crochet is a bit off gauge!

As I have hands covered in paint I decided that modelling them wasn’t an option.

Anyway, many thanks to Freecell Penguin for her generosity in making this pattern available.

Freeform crochet and another couple of cases

Freeform crochet
Freeform crochet

I have started yet another project! I just can’t help myself, I get an idea and just have to go with it.  This time it is a freeform crochet vest – what you don’t believe me? Really it will be. 🙂

I am using some dark charcoal grey alpaca yarn, some thick and thin, mid grey merino and some hand dyed merino sock yarn.

With his usual razor sharp perception, my husband said, “but it has holes in it, it will be draughty”. I explained that it was intended to be worn over a t shirt, to which I got the reply, “hmph!”

I’m enjoying myself with it anyway.

I also made another couple of Kindle covers. One is knitted from alpaca yarn and felted, with a cotton lining and cotton lace trim. The other is knitted and lined with felt. Off to Etsy with them.

 

Your Kindle needs to be cozy too!

A couple of Kindle cozies, to help stop scratches on your e-reader. I used some polymer clay buttons that I had made last year as closures.

They are both crocheted. I used multiple strands of a wool/nylon mix yarn for the dark one and a really nice thick and thin type, multi-coloured yarn for the other one.

They both have a cord to loop over the button at the front. It is held in place at the back with sewn on buttons.

These have been added to my Etsy shop. 🙂

Wrap up your mug…

Crochet mug cosies
Crochet mug cosies

The snow is starting to melt today but I think that you might still need to wrap up your mugs.

I have had a bit of a mug cosy crochet binge lately. It’s fun trying out new stitches and sorting through the button box to find suitable buttons. I made the grey/plum coloured one so that it is adjustable, there are 3 buttons altogether on it, so you can tighten it up or slacken it off to suit the size of your cup.

If you are like me and are always leaving your cup of tea unattended, only to find that it has gone cold because you left it too long, then these cosies are ideal to keep your drink warm.

I will be adding these to my Etsy shop. I intend to make a serious attempt at stocking it with more stuff this year!