On My Hook ~ 12th Man Blanket & My Ponies
Welcome to my new series, that I hope to be updating at least weekly. I would like to make it a Monday morning thing, but we’ll see. This series will touch on what my projects are that I have going on, whether they are orders that I am working on, something for myself or family or new things to add to the shop.
I had a special custom order for a baby blanket to be made with Seattle Seahawks colors. I have only finished (note the word finished) one blanket before. It was also a baby blanket and a nice and easy pattern to follow. In fact, I made it last year, during our big ice storm that took out our power for five days. I worked on the blanket for 3 or 4 of those days I believe. It was a blanket that I made for a donation to a family who had recently lost everything in a house fire.
Since I am not expert enough at crocheting yet to go off on my own for lots of things, I had to find a pattern that matched the measurements that we discussed. I found one that was almost the same, and I decided to just add to the chain to make it longer. Well that didn’t work, lesson learned. I would actually have to do some math to figure it out, and me and numbers just don’t get along. So I had to go by the pattern and the blanket will just be a couple of inches shorter in width.
Following the pattern made it incredibly easy and after the second row, I no longer needed to follow the pattern. It is that easy.
I started crocheting this blanket on January 18. I usually do not crochet orders on the weekends, that is my time, so the first weekend I didn’t work on it. Monday was a day for my kids, so I did not crochet anything because of it. But since Tuesday, the 22nd, I have worked on this blanket every day, even over the weekend. I have a little less than 10″ left.
Blankets are a big project, even one as little as crib size.
The project that I began last weekend was a pattern that resembles the My Little Pony dolls that came out in the 80’s. I loved those when I was younger and decided to make myself one. I started it out and got all of the pieces done. It just needs to be assembled, hair made, and face and rump designs embroidered on. Since posting a photo on my Facebook page, I have had an order for two ponies. One was for the same that I was making for myself, so I will just finish it for her order.
I am very excited to get both of these items done!
Blanket Info: Crib size made at approximately 28″ x 52″. Machine washable on cold and gentle/delicate cycle, machine or hang to dry. Made with Red Heart yarn. $50 plus shipping.
My Ponies: 7″ tall stuffed, Machine washable on cold and air dry. Made with Red Heart Yarn $20 plus shipping.
Orders can be made on my Facebook page, Klucky Kitty Creations.
My Little Pony crochet pattern found on the blog Knit One Awe Some.