Back in December I read a post by Vix (here) The book she shared, Exotic styling, had some wonderful crochet that got me thinking. I’ve done lots of crochet but never clothes (unless you include scarves). Vix went on to make a lovely crocheted jacket from a blanket her mum had made. I had already started to collect pictures of ones I liked on Pinterest and so I decided to have a go.
This is what I finished making this week:
I didn’t need a pattern it’s just a lot of squares (42) and two half squares, sewn together, then finished around the sleeves and bottom with granny stitch and around the front and collar with triple crochet.
I started to lay out the squares (photo on left), until I had what looked like the right amount, then sewed them together and finished around the front (photo on right).
I’m wearing it today:
It cost me £4 to make, that was the cost of 4 balls of wool, the rest were scraps I had left. I used a 6mm crochet hook and double knitting wool.
I found some granny square jackets on Etsy and they cost up to £500, about £150 on average, I can understand why they are so expensive, because it took a long time to make by hand. I’m still pleased though that mine cost under a fiver.
The weather was gorgeous last weekend. So much so that when we took Ziggy for a walk we started to notice signs that Spring is round the corner. It reminded me of those I Spy books I had as a child. I started to photograph what we saw:
The crocus is the first I’ve seen.
It was quite warm too.
It lasted all weekend but although today has been dry, it’s cold again and yesterday was grey and raining and snow has been forecast again.
It was nice to have a break from winter though, even if it was too good to last!
I’m off to see the film The Shape of Water, so I’ll to sign off now. Have a good week.