Saturday, 27 April 2013

No crochet project left behind!

You know, I really annoy myself. I'm terrible for getting halfway through a project and losing interest because I've 'discovered' something else, I have a shelf full of half completed projects which in all likely hood will never be finished. And that's what almost happened to this poor little mite after I started my 'galactic nursery' crusade.

But enough's enough!
I hereby do solemnly swear to finish all future crochet projects before starting another, so help me god!

The elf hat.
This cutie is from my obsession with photo props. I did a quick Google search for free elf hat patterns and found plenty here at Crochet pattern central, but I wanted newborn size which was a little harder to find. Finally I found this pattern at oodles 4 noodlesand fell in love!
I used my begere de france wool in pastel shades and I am so happy with how it turned out.

A little advice for anyone attempting this pattern though, I kept getting lost on the tail so count your stitches carefully on each row. other then that it was a pleasure to make.

Before I go I wanted to share this great post I found with references and conversions for all things crochet at Crochet eclectics. This is so useful for beginners, and the more experienced because let's face it, we're not all 'rain man' and we could use a reminder sometimes ;-).

Well now I've got that finished I can make a start on my aliens! I've found some great patterns and I'm hoping to attempt some of my own, but i'll save that for another post.

Have a good and crafty weekend :-)