Sunday, March 11, 2012

Great Grannies

In my last post I told you about the Australiacrochet group's squares swap and showed you the two I sent to my partner. Well, now I can show you the two lovely squares I received from Jacqui. Everyone indicates their preferred colours and mine are dusty pink, crimson and cream - I think a throw in those colours will look good in my bedroom. The square on the left will probably be familiar to many of you - its the start of the Reversible Hungarian Rug (aka Wooleater) ..
The square on the right is a basket weave pattern that Jacqui learnt when she was in the USA recently. Its double thickness so will add extra warmth. Both lovely squares and a good start to my throw.

This afternoon I finished off a little newborn size dress - its from Bev's Country Cottage site and is called Angel Wings Dress. My model, Charlotte, is a size 0000 which I understand is what most newborn babies are these days. She is wearing it over the top of her jump suit and for the record, I used Carnival 5ply with a 3.75mm hook. This will be one for my charity donations.

Can I be cheeky and claim this as hat number 27?
I made this tiny hat after a plea from Clare of BobWilson123 on Facebook/YouTube. Clare's friend's daughter and her husband lost their precious little man, Halo Joseph Hope, 28/5/2011, at 20 weeks into the pregnancy. The nurses, before giving Halo to his mother had wrapped and put a little beanie on him but it was way too big for this very tiny babe. In memory of the son she lost, Laura, Halo's mother later decided to get a little group together to make beanies and blankets for other parents in this situation. Clare has put the call out for assistance and you can see her video here - she gives ideas, patterns and sizes for what it required.

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  1. I didn't get your email. Darn! Please send it to

    Love the squares and hat but the dress is just darling. I have made that little dress too. Isn't it fun and easy?

  2. The dress is lovely! I think you can add the hat to your list. I love your swap squares, too.

  3. Oh Dorothy.. how sweet of you to donate to that project of the lost little dears. Makes me sad to think about all that.. I'm working today on Teddy Bear #3 in mint green, one leg to go. Love that little white dress.. and the model too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Beautiful baby dress,Sweet little model you have :))


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