The Little Pink Dress

 angeldress1I finally was brave enough to attempt to crochet an article of clothing.  (No, I never did finish that tank I started many moons ago.) Baby items are so nice to try something new with since they are smaller, quicker projects than the adult versions.  Lucky for me my little niece has a birthday coming up and I found some beautiful pink yarn at the local store the other day.  It was time to try something new and take a risk. 

Of course I scoured Pinterest and Ravelry trying to find the perfect yet simple pattern written in English and free.  I found the Angel Pop-Over Dress posted by Cookie61868.  (Pattern Here)  The above picture was my progress yesterday.  That was the second day I had worked on the project.  As of right now I just have to crochet a flower to then attach to the dress and weave in all the loose ends.  I used a G hook instead of H since I used a Worsted Weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft) instead of the recommended Sport/Baby Yarn.  I am pleased with how it has turned out and how quick and easy it actually was.  I can’t wait to crochet a tutu style dress for my 5 year old! (Christmas Present perhaps?)

Oh!  Here is the dress at the moment:  🙂

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“Snapdragon Shells” Baby Blanket (Almost) Complete!

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The baby blanket I began crocheting about a month ago and then didn’t touch since is finally done!  Well the crochet part anyhow.  As you can see I still have to weave in all the loose ends. Perhaps I will force myself to do that tomorrow so I can’t procrastinate on what feels very much like a chore.

I went with yellow and white intending it to be unisex blanket, but even halfway in decided this pattern gave it a very feminine feel.  Oh well.  I really like the shell pattern and it’s so soft!  I used Red Heart Baby Sport in yellow and Red Heart Soft Baby in white.  I think it came out beautifully.  Although I wish I had made it just a couple of inches wider, the length is perfect but seems to make it look not as wide as it should be.

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It should still look pretty sweet in a crib and light enough for summer use.  Now to make a matching beanie!