Friday, 30 September 2011

FO Friday: Crochet clothing Ta-dahs! (Yes, more than one!!!)

Today's Finished Objects come to you with much excitement as these are my first two crochet garments and I really enjoyed the process - compared to knitting they were so QUICK and easy to make. I have a feeling there will be many more crochet clothes to follow.

I used the same pattern for both of them - the Easy No Sew Summer Baby Doll Top by Sandra Lynn, which is available as a free download from Ravelry. The first has already been posted to a friend for her little girl, although it certainly isn't perfect. I think it will look cute over a long sleeved t-shirt and some leggings. 
Ravelry project notes here 

I'm not a lover of 100% acrylic but it was no problem to use and is quite soft, plus my recent disasters with accidental felting give me the confidence that, as a gift to a busy home with three children, it was the right choice!  

Second time around I changed to a thicker yarn and larger hook and made some changes to the pattern for the bottom section (I had planned to make it into a jacket/cardigan, but the colour changes would have left the fronts unequal so I couldn't do it) The changes are detailed in my Ravelry project notes (link below). 
Ravelry project notes here 

This yarn does contain wool, but I really couldn't resist it - the colours are perfect for Little Miss's wardrobe... and for my eyes - they are my favourites :)  

As usual, I have an unwilling model - and it's over a summer top which is not the "look" I was hoping for, but it fits her! I'm so pleased with it. 

You can see more FOs over at Tami's Amis

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 


  1. They look fantastic :) Great job - love the colours on the second one, so fun.

  2. I love that style of crochet top - it looks amazing! Well done for two FO! I have one in the last two months lol.

  3. They're wonderful! Your daughter looks so cute!

  4. Ah, you have come over to the dark side, I find crocheting a lot quicker,and I'm not sure I would go back to knitting again, although I wasn't brilliant at it. The crochet tops are gorgeous especially the pink one, your daughter looks very cute in it.

  5. The tops are gorgeous. Marble chunky is now being looked at in a different light! xx

  6. Great job! Looks darling on the little miss.

  7. I love those. Looking at all these FO projects is dangerous. My queue is getting longer and longer on pinterest and ravelry :\

  8. i love that baby doll pattern, yours have come out so well ! i wish it went up to age 10 , because my daughters wants one...

  9. OMG, the second one is so cute! I love your granny-square bottom instead of the fan look.

  10. Love love LOVE the pink and purple top! So cute!

  11. Gorgeous colours, gorgeous top and gorgeous model :)

  12. These both look gorgeous and perfect for busy little girls!

  13. brilliant! A looks very cute :)

  14. Love them both. A woman ofter my own heart, love crochet, love I can see some results so quickly (low attention span perhaps)

  15. Love these! Such a cute pattern and it looks adorable on your little one. Makes me want to get out my hook!

  16. Gorgeous tops - I'm sure they will make two little girls smile.
    Love the bright colours and your changes to the second one.
    Enjoy the Hooky activity it sure makes for some quick projects.

  17. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, this makes my heart warm, I love the second one...such lovely pink colours and it looks awesome on your little one :)

  18. Awesome jobs! The top looks terrific on your little one. Crochet is such a nice alternative to knitting.

  19. How so adorable!! I really need to learn how to crochet.

  20. So beautiful - I want to make one for myself :)

  21. Simple and nice looking girl's tunic! very lovely.i love the color pallete of the second one more)


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