CRAFTY 30 DAY BLOGGING CHALLENGE DAY #14
Day #14 – Making for Children
I have to say, I haven’t knitted or crocheted a lot for children in the past.
But last year I made 2 baby blankets (and donated 2 more to charity), a baby jumper, a hat and a cardigan.
I like doing baby blankets as they are quite small (or as big as you want really) and you can get some really nice yarn to make them out of.
I have always liked the idea of knitting rompers and diaper covers and I have yet to knit a pair of bootees or mittens for babies.
The blankets I just crocheted from my head, I think they were corner to corner blankets. I bought the pattern for the jumper (in picture above) from Etsy, it was OK, but some parts of the pattern could have been explained better.
I HATE the way in some (adult or baby) patterns it just says ‘increase’ for sleeves – how? Should I use a right or left leaning increase and where should I put said increases? I had to work it out in the end and figure out sewing the top together, but I don’t think I’ll do that pattern again. Even though I quite like the finished outcome.
The cardigan was from a knitting magazine. So was the hat.
Baby knits are supposed to be quick…the cardigan took me almost a month!! :O
Thank goodness I don’t have any more lined up in the near future. 🙂