Wendy Sleeveless Top

Hello all! I hope you are all coping well in the heat! I am roasting – I do not do well in hot weather at all! I would be very happy Indeed if summer just didn’t exist! But since it does, I have been trying to make more summer suitable crocheted garments. Here is my latest.

This is the Wendy Love Sleeveless top, named so because the original pattern uses Wendy Love Yarn and the design is from the Wendy Designers. I can’t find the name of the person who actually designed it though. It was first featured in issue 70 of Simply Crochet Magazine.

The yarn is Juniper Moon Farm Findley Dappled DK in colourway Moulin Rouge. I loved the subtle colours as soon as I saw it and thought it would be just perfect for this top. It’s been in my stash for a whole year so it was about time it got it’s time to shine!

This pattern is lovely and easy to follow, and used almost all of the yarn, which is always nice. The only slight issue I had was with the bunching up of the stitches – pre blocking it really did feel like it wasn’t going to be long enough. The pattern never actually asks you to block your work, but I decided that it would be the best way to open up the lace.I love it though. It fits really nicely and is really comfy! I will update this posts once I have got a chance to take some pictures of it on.

Another Hat!

I am on a hat making roll at the mo. I really love making hats and this one was no different. 

This is the Fall Lovin’ Beanie from Tracee Fromm of Cre8tion Crochet. You can find the pattern here
Its made using Wendy Ramsdale, which I have had in my stash for a good few years, leftover from a waistcoat I made, which you can see here.
I loved this pattern. Its so easy to follow and the finished hat is lovely. I love the texture created by the rows of X stitches. And the yarn makes it really earthy and autumnal!
And off it goes to the gift pile hopefully to keep one of my family nice and warm.