Thursday, September 26, 2013

a crochet guessing game

IF YOUR NAME IS KIM AND YOU’VE RECENTLY HAD A BABY…PROBABLY DON’T READ THIS. UNTIL YOU GET A PACKAGE FROM ME. THEN COME BACK AND READ. K? K. ;)

okay, now moving past that PSA…if your name isn’t kim/you haven’t had a baby in the last week or so, feel free to continue reading. 

so remember the little dress and hat set i crocheted for a friend here? when i made it kim emailed me and said “please please make that for me IF i have another baby and IF it’s a girl!” and of course i’m a wonderful person and i said yes. ok. truth is i love crocheting and i’ll take any excuse to make tiny baby things. ;)

guess what? she did have another baby! guess what else? it’s a boy! so, no little dress and hat. whomp whomp. but….shhhh. truth is i’m easily bored and i kinda hate making the same thing twice. so really, i’m kinda glad.

ooh! and guess a third thing. i’m a total procrastinator! so even though i finished the bulk of this quite a while ago and all it needed was buttons, i kept delaying…until this weekend when i hopped on instagram and there was bouncing baby boy making his debut. whoops. ::sheepish grin:: this also explains the stunningly terrible photography here. i wanted to get it shipped out ASAP, and the light was not in my favor. :(

so it was a race to sew on those eight buttons, trim the loose ends, and get this little package shipped off…

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i mean, hello!? a tiny crocheted sweater that looks like a itty bitty double breasted peacoat?

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peacoat pattern from HERE, yarn is bernat baby in a gray and white twist color.

a tiny hat with ears??? EARS!!??!?

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hat pattern found HERE, same yarn as coat

a crocheted…uh. this?

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so here’s guessing game #4: what is this? i decided to take the rest of the yarn and make what hopefully, hopefully will be a snuggly little cocoon for baby axel. i used a combination of the grey yarn that makes up the coat and hat and some plain white yarn. the entire thing is done with a double crochet, and it’s kind of shaped like a letter ‘T’.

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i sewed four wooden buttons on one side…

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so he can be wrapped in and buttoned up as snuggly—or loosely—as is comfy for him.

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because it’s made with double crochet any opening can serve as the buttonhole, so it’s adjustable.

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does that make sense? honestly in my head it 100% makes sense. but….i’m not sure how it will work, and (unfortunately) i happen to be fresh out of newborn babies to test it on. so i wrapped it up and mailed it off today, and hopefully the new little man and his momma will enjoy! congrats, kim!

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