F.O.Friday : Custom Chevrons Skirt And Monkeys On The Loose

I hope everyone's having a great Friday. Weather has been really lovely today, all sunny and warm. No surprise, since I've been a good girl this year. Haha! Or maybe somebody else has ....right ? 

It's actually Saturday here , but I've been celebrating my birthday all Friday with my family, so haven't had time to sit down and ponder over what to show of this F.O.Friday, until now.

 

Anyway.  As the title says it's all about F.O.Friday. And I'm really excited to show of, two of my finished projects. 

Have you ever made something where, every time you think about i,t or see it, it makes you really, really proud ? 

I feel that way, every time I think about the Hattie dress I made for my second oldest daughter. You can see it on Ravelry here . 

And now, I have 2 more projects that makes me feel the same way.

Don't get me wrong. I Love every single project I work on, but these are extra special to me.

On April 26th I became a grand mom for the second time. My oldest daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. So...what did I do...I started planning and buying yarn for a blanket as part of her Christening present. When I got the date for the Christening I started working on it. I had roughly around 1 1/2 month to finish it. and it was my first blanket ever.

The blanket I made was The Baby Girl Feel And Learn Blanket,Stroller Blanket designed by TSB Crochet Patterns. I simply love that design and all the little Monkeys on the loose in the middle. Well their heads anyway ;) 

I used a 4 mm hook, but instead of a worsted weight yarn, I went with Hayfields Bonus DK. A nice and soft acrylic yarn. I think it turned out very well.

First I had to crochet all the pieces that made up the blanket. And let me tell you. There were A LOT of pieces, 60 flowers and 17 monkeys +edging, not to mention a LOT of ends to weave in.And I don't like to weave in ends! 

What about you ? Do you like to weave in ends? 

Flowers 

Monkeys

 

 

A lot of pieces to stitch together . Don't you agree ? 

 

I decided on stitching  the pieces in to long strips. Like this :

 

 

Then finally after a lot of hours and a lot of flowers and monkeys and of course edging the blanket.

Are you ready to see the final result ? 

Tadaaaa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As mentioned earlier,we were going to my granddaughters Christening and I decided to make something special for my youngest daughter. A while back I came across A Crocheted Simplicity on Facebook and fell in love with her patterns. Especially her Chevron patterns and I decided to make her "Chasing Chevrons" skirt found here . 

Now , pattern calls for worsted wight yarn, but I decided to go for Lana Grossa's McWool, cotton mix 130, which is Aran weight...well my daughter wanted it , cause it had the colors she wanted. It's a very very soft cotton/acrylic blend and I love the way it feels.

Anyway, I did a custom sizing , which was very easy to do ,when following the guidelines in the pattern for custom sizes.

 

First I made the waistband.

 

Pattern was very easy to memorize and soon halfway  there.

 

And finally.......

My daughter wearing the skirt at the Christening.

 

I love the colors she chose, but I probably wouldn't wear them myself.I also think they work well with the chevron pattern. 

And that wraps it up for me this late Friday/early Saturday morning. (Depending on where you live I guess).

How about you, what have you been up to ? Any F.O.'s ? Please share in the comments, I would love to hear it :) 

 

For more awesome F.O.'s jump over to 

Tami's blog 

 

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10 comments on “F.O.Friday : Custom Chevrons Skirt And Monkeys On The Loose
  1. Jennifer says:

    Love the monkey blanket soooo much! And that skirt is just adorable! Well done!

  2. Mlissabeth says:

    The afghan is adorable, and so is the skirt. Those colors in the skirt are as popular now, as when I was a kid. They are very familiar retro ’70s look! :)

    • Henriette@Ferretmania says:

      Thanks :) Yeah it’s funny how “old” colors have a way of returning. I remember when I was a teen, neon colors were a big hit too ,I had lots of sweaters and fingerless lace gloves in Neon Pink.

  3. Love the skirt colors! And wow it looks like the blanket would take a lot of dedication

    • Henriette@Ferretmania says:

      My daughter picked the colors herself. and I was like “Really ? Are you sure ? ” She usually goes for blue or pink tones.
      The blanket did take a lot of dedication, especially after repeating the same over and over again. It did help a bit that I chose to weave in the ends as I finished each motif. I swear, at one point..I literally counted monkeys and flowers in my sleep, haha.

  4. Pearlin J says:

    Love both the projects and your daughter is cute!

  5. I love that blanket! So cute!

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