Happy Monday! I am early on the blog this week, the baby is having a good nap!
I have been having an adventure these past few weeks…one I thought I was well-past, as my own are grown and in school, but a dear cousin had a special request.
She is cloth-diapering, and wanted some wool soakers for diaper covers. She sent me several helpful links and I learned all kinds of interesting facts. But more about that in a moment!
The Lion brand Fisherman’s wool is worsted weight and quite reasonably priced– twice perfect! It comes neatly wrapped in individually sealed packages from Amazon.
My next objective? To find a suitable pattern in crochet, as the majority were knit. This one fit the bill nicely:
I also found when crocheted as written (it IS a free pattern), one leg came out much tighter than the other, due to the starting chain.
So began challenge number three…learning to do a standing half-double crochet to start, instead of crochet chain.
Thanks to a helpful YouTube tutorial by Mikey of The Crochet Crowd…
that challenge was also met, and conquered!
So for now, embellishments and ties are colored cotton. Still cute! I look forward to making more as her darling baby grows.
Although much of what I read said the wool will stretch marvelously! I measured, and the waist range for these was 12-18 inches, oh my! Excellent.
They are just cuteness! I do love (other people’s) babies. ♡