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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Aunt Jo's Prayer Shawl

I have become a bit of a yarn snob, and usually do not like to use acrylic yarns - especially for garments.  However, this needed to be machine washable, and I was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out.

The yarn is James Brett Marble Chunky.  I used a large hook and worked in the front loop only . . . and this gave a nice drape to the fabric. The beautiful, self-striping reds and corals made it hard to give away the final product!

This pattern is suitable for beginners . . . it is a rectangle of single crochets, with a simple ruffle of trebles.

Baby Frou-Frou Preemie Hat

Twelve inches around and 3.25 inches tall - so tiny!
A fun little hat that only takes a few minutes to crochet . . . perfect for our latest charity project at Lovin' Knit.  Cascade Fixation is wonderfully stretchy and perfect for little hats!

You can add a couple of increase rounds to this one, to size it up for a larger baby - and, I guess if it's a boy, you could drop the frou-frou!