Crochet catch-up

I’ve been too busy crafting and enjoying the holiday season to post but I’ve been taking photos as I go. Here are a few crochet projects:

Amigurumi toys

I received a request for a sombrero hat to fit on an amigurumi duck I made earlier in the year. I was sent the head measurement and tried hard to make a sombrero-like accessory. Reports are that it was well received but needs a chin strap to stay on the duck’s big head :)

Amigurumi sombrero hat

I also made a random purple creature for a 4 year old. I wanted it to be a good size to play with and odd enough to require some imagination to make sense of.

Amigurumi purple creature with red feet

Washcloth edging

I bought some waffle fabric which I plan to crochet borders on for towels. This was my first attempt at simply putting a border on a small square for use as a washcloth. I used a small hook (not the one pictured) to poke through the fabric and make the holes. It worked well but in hindsight I think I should have machine sewn binding on the fabric to avoid it fraying but I’ll give it a bit of use and see how it goes.

Now I need to find some nice border patterns!

Crochet border on a washclothCrochet border on a washcloth

Granny triangle shawl

A granny triangle shawl is my largest crochet project to date and is still a work in progress. The Cozy Things blog inspired me to give this a whirl and with the pre-Christmas sale on at Morris and Sons I picked up some lovely soft and easy to crochet Fibra Natura Lima (100% superwash wool, 100g/260 metres). It’s slowly growing and I don’t yet know how large I’ll make it because the Sydney winters aren’t too chilly but I’ll keep trying it over my shoulders and I’ll let you know when I complete it.

Granny triangle shawl - work in progressGranny triangle shawl - work in progress