For this lovely snuggly, I’ve used the instructions for the cute elephant pattern from the Stitchin Mommy at https://www.willowyarns.com/product/W00144.do
Monday, 28 November 2016
BABY ELEPHANT SNUGGLY or LOVEY
BABY ELEPHANT SNUGGLY or LOVEY
I was gifted this chunky & really soft Bernat yarn, and I kept looking for the right project to make with this oh, so lovely yarn. This project is going to a really good friend’s grandchild, and I love that I had this yarn ready for this project… Providence ?? Kismet ?? Dunno.. but I’m thrilled that I’ve got a great project to work on now.. for someone I love.
Materials used : Today I’ve used one skein of lovely Bernat baby Softee chunky yarn, with a 6 mm crochet hook for the blanket ;
Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply acrylic yarn with a 4mm crochet hook for the little elephant ; a small amount of poly fill for stuffing ; safety eyes (one pair) ; embroidery needle to sew in ends.
Skill level : Intermediate crochet skills ; little sewing skill to embroider eyes (if not using safety eyes) and to sew in ends.
Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/
fdc : Foundation Double Crochet : This is a unique way of starting a project directly with a row of double crochet stitches. This makes your whole project neat and even.. in a way that you need to do once, to agree! If you are familiar with fsc, you’ll wonder why you never used this start before !
Do visit this lovely link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-double-crochet-fdc/
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row. Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start. However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.
Sizing chart for blankets : https://in.pinterest.com/pin/470063279839582572/
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s) sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet ch : Chain
sp : Space sl-st : Slip stitch
hk : Hook yo : Yarn Over
st(s) : Stitch(es)
So if you too decide on this pattern, here are my notes.
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A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder
I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'.
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