I’ve been crocheting heaps lately! I’m so glad I picked up this craft as it’s been fairly easy to learn, and I love the versatility of it. I’m learning to make my own freeform things without the use of a pattern, as well as starting a hexagonal granny square blanket – pattern here at Attic24.
I started off with this cute dog jumpers. These first ones are for some of the puppies currently in foster with Staffy and Bully Breed Rescue (SABBR). They’ve had several litters come in recently, some born to mums just out of the pound, and others rescued from backyard breeders or pet shops in very poor shape.
These next ones (modelled by my dog Gary), are for my friend Julie’s pup Layah. She was rescued from a backyard at 4-5 weeks of age in very poor health. Now she’s doubled in size and is sure to be a big girl!
These each have different patterns of stitches, giving them a nice texture. They’re crocheted on larger hooks than necessary for the yarn, so that they have some stretch. Layah is growing like a weed so this was necessary…
This last jumper is one I made for my friend Kelly’s new pup, Chloe. She was rescued at a very young age and I hear is growing up into quite a nice young lady.
I also stretched my freeform crochet skills by making this Zoidberg stuffed toy, completely on my own! He’s 25cm tall and has his own towel, slip-on sandals and of course, a fish.