In my previous post, I showed the two blankets that I crocheted for donation to a refugee camp at the end of the month.
Blog friend Angie from Letting Go of the Bay Leaf mentioned that they looked to be pretty big baby blankets, but I think the photos are a little deceiving. Both of them measure about 35 x 35 inches. I used to make rectangular blankets but granny squares are so easy and rather satisfying to make. I'm just never really sure what size they should be. Any thoughts or guidelines in that regard?
In addition to these two blankets, I managed to crochet three chunky scarves using the Vanilla Bean Scarf pattern by Fiber Flux.
And with some of the leftover yarn, I was able to make two adult sized chunky hats.
For these I used a pattern posted by my friend Teresa Kasner but knew that I wouldn't have enough yarn for a rolled up brim so shortened that portion of the pattern to 7 chains rather than the 13 called for.
I always find it difficult to crochet scarves for boys/men, but had two skeins of this variegated yarn that I wanted to use. The scarf took one entire skein and is made using hdc in the back loop only which gives a nice ribbed effect. The hat is made using Teresa's pattern, this time with the rolled up brim, and I think both should be suitable for a boy aged 9-11.
I also made three baby hats (again, I think the picture has them looking much bigger than they actually are). I used a printed pattern that Val from Yarni Gras shared with me a few summers ago when we sat together at a Starbucks in Slidell, Louisiana and crocheted hats for a young lady who was working on getting her Girl Scout Gold award by collecting hats for children with cancer. The original pattern found at Classy Crochet has a stripe and a bow but since I was using variegated yarn I just kept it simple. This is the first time I managed the crab stitch on the edge so am quite happy with that.
Blessings to all,