How gorgeous is this little crocheted baby vest? It was made by the very clever Beth behind KoruTumi. She is really skilled at making unique felted creations and all sorts of other crafty magic but has recently turned her attentions to crochet. Turns out she’s got ALL da skillz!
You probably know from my previous post that I taught myself to crochet from YouTube video tutorials. I love it and enjoy it but I’m very much a pattern-follower. I need a piece of paper telling me which stitch and how many. I can’t just whip up a garment from thin air.
So I have a lot of respect for crafters who can write their own patterns. And that’s exactly what KoruTumi has done. She sent me the pattern for her Pebble Vest for testing, just to make sure it works and to iron out any creases. She needn’t have worried. The pattern works perfectly and will be available to buy (link to her page above).
I used King Cole Splash 100% acrylic DK (shade 819) and a 4mm hook.
It’s a lovely unisex yarn – different shades of grey with little flecks of blue and red. I even used my fancy wooden buttons from Cottage Coppicing. And here is the vest I made:
Isn’t it sweet? The pattern is designed for 6-9m size. Mine has come up a lot smaller but I do tend to crochet quite tightly. There’s a bit of stretch in it though. It fits my daughter’s (slightly sinister) baby doll, which is roughly newborn size.
The vest measures eight inches from the bottom edge up to the top of the shoulder strap, and eight inches wide. It’s a lovely little vest; quick and easy to make and takes less than 100g of yarn. It’s great for babies or dolls. It might even fit a small dog, if you’re that way inclined!
So, how about a giveaway? I have very nearly reached 200 likes on my Facebook page and 200 followers on my Twitter account (@ThePiePatch). So to thank you all for your support, I’ll be giving away this vest to one lucky person once we reach those milestones. It would be great if you could follow my blog or one of my social media pages (if you don’t already). To enter, please pop a comment below, telling me who will wear this vest if you win.
This competition is open to anyone. I’ll pick a winner at random from the comments left on this post. Postage within the UK is included but international winners will have to cover postage to their country. Closing date is noon, Saturday 31st May 2014.