21 October 2012

Mittens in Tunisian crochet

I have been doing Tunisian crochet before but this was my first projet doing it on the round with a double-ended hook. I enjoy the technique, it could be used for many interesting projects.. 

The thumb gore. You pick up the same loop twice to increase.

Binding offy ou take two loops at once - forms a pretty row of stiches.

2 October 2012

Little girl's hat in freeform knitting/crochet

I love knitting and crocheting without much planning! I made this hat for my granddaughter for her 3rd birthday.

The hat is 50 cm in circumference. I have used many different yarns but all are at least 70% wool and about the same in thickness, double knitting. I cast on 106 stitches and used 3½ mm needles and hook. The hat is one rectangular piece, sewn together at the moddle back. the top seam has been joined by double crochet. Apart from that, I have used whatever knitting or crochet came to mind!

Here some close-ups: