Despite being in the middle of our Knit Happens charity campaign for the East Cork Rapid Response I thought it was fair to try and get involved with The Craft Club’s Guinness World Record attempt in aid of Little Haven’s Hospice. See my previous post with all the info here.
The items needed have to be made in crochet to count towards the record and which I must stress, wouldn’t be my strongest skill. Undeterred I’ve launched right in and am trying my best to rope as many people in as possible.
Last week I posted a link on our Facebook page for the lovely little owl pattern by Rebecca Homick. This great little pattern is available free on Rebecca’s blog Hopscotch Lane here and despite being billed as a ‘Christmas Tree Ornament’ I think it’s ideal for the hospice garden yarnbomb.
The pattern is clearly written and easy to understand. One thing I should draw your attention to is that it is in American terminology. Once you know this though it’s easy to substitute our dc (double crochet) for Rebecca’s sc (single crochet) and our tc (treble crochet) for the patterns dc (double crochet).
I took my time and followed the instructions and used double knit scraps from my stash and a 4mm hook.
The great thing about the owl is that you stuff it before you finish crocheting so there’s a minimum amount of sewing up needed.
I was a little worried that his back is a bit untidy, but he’s made in a spiral so it stands to reason that there will be a little ‘jog’ in his stripes.
Eyes, he needs proper eyes and we have the small black safety eyes in the shop. They’re a little difficult to put in, but once in they’re not going anywhere.
So he can see, but he also has to be able to eat, right?
Absolutely love him and if I can manage then anyone can.
What are you waiting for?
There’s loads of patterns available on Ravelry, many of them are free too.
It’s such a worthwhile cause, come on have a go and crochet something, anything flowery or whimsical. If you get your finished items into us by Saturday July 12th we’ll even post them too.
Sirdar Bonus Buzz DK is a bright, cheerful, multi-coloured yarn, with each shade having up to 6 colours in it. Machine washable, great value and incredibly colourful, making it the perfect yarn for children. It’s great for making fun accessories, such as hats, mitts and scarves.
As it’s part of Sirdar’s Bonus range there are no specific patterns for it (yet), but it is a true double knit, so will knit to any double knit pattern.
Each 100g ball of 100% acrylic contains 280metres/306yards so it will go a long way and costs €3.99. Knit to a tension of 22 stitches by 28 rows to 4 inches / 10cm square on 4mm needles
I think both of these garments would look great knitted in Buzz Dk, each of the patterns are free to download, just click on the links.