Sunday, August 27, 2006

My first Amigurumi!



I've just finished my first Amigurumi! This little monkey was crocheted using a pattern from roxycraft.com. I used some second hand 4ply brown sock wool from a charity shop (20p!). This was so quick to make - it only took my a few hours. I changed the pattern a little- gave him a longer tail, made his arms a bit bigger and added some felt to his feet. I think amis are going to be a new addiction :)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Funky crochet socks!



After finding knitting socks very frustrating I decided to try Milobo's crochet socks pattern
and this is the result!

I used purple stripy Regia surf sock yarn - quite pleased with the results - I can't believe how easy it is to crochet in the roundm compared to knitting! Only think i found was that as I have wide feet and narrow heels the cuff is a bit loose. I had to decrease a lot more than the pattern calls for and they were still a bit loose. I think that ne4xt time I crochet socks I will make them smaller so that they are more clingy. However, these socks will be great for the winter when I can wear them as slipper socks!