Saturday, 8 December 2012

Crocheted toys

Crocheted toys by dette.k
Crocheted toys, a photo by dette.k on Flickr.

It's that time of the year again, and I'm madly making stuff for a stall at the farmers market at my school. at Christmas time they have a pop up shop for crafts people at the same time as the normal produce stalls. The cost of the stall is quite reasonable and I'm just making a bit of this and that as it takes my fancy.


Andrea said...

I love the crochet style of these toys,I am sure you did quite well at the sale,it was love at first sight when I saw these! I love them! My cousin's wife has a little girl who's a year old,and I would love to make these for her.Would you mind (if you did use a pattern for them at all) sharing where I might find it? I haven't seen many toys like these,they look to me like they would fit right in with an miniature tea set for a little girl's tea party.You did such a beautiful job on them.I just started learning how to knit a few weeks ago,so maybe a tad ambitious,I don't know,but I'd love to give it a try anyway,if you don't mind sharing the pattern with me.

Red Hen (dette) said...

Thank you Andrea. Unfortunately I didn't actually use a pattern to make these. They are actually crochet but it is possible to knit things like this. If you follow the side bar link to my Pinterest page you will find a board labeled Bali toys...I am now making them to send to an orphanage in Bali. Or another board labeled crochet and knit. On here you will find links to patterns for all sorts of toys but mostly chrocheted ones. Another suggestion would be to join Ravelry if you are not already a member it is a great source of shared patterns and forums for people doing all sorts of yarn related crafts, I'm sure you will be able to find something that suits your porpoise and skill level. Good luck! Let me know how you go!

Andrea said...

Thanks so much for putting me on to the pinterest page link,I just had a look through both the Crochet and knit and Bali toys,and am completely inspired by all the images,(especially the crocheted toys,I love the owls and cats as well.They have a charm all their own.What a beautiful way to help children.I think that is very special that you are using your skill at making such beautiful handmade things to share with them.I think that is very special indeed.And thanks for the Ravelry suggestion as well,I will look into joining,I hadn't thought of that.Thanks so much for all the helpful info,and if I come across anything that looks like it would be of interest to you,I will leave a link to it here as well. Thanks for the links,I am leaving totally inspired!:)