Saturday, May 22, 2010

Crocheting is a Hoot!

Well, eventually it was a hoot.  Initially I struggled with this owl bib, which is not surprising since this is the first crochet project I've ever undertaken.  For the past few months I've been slowly teaching myself the basic stitches and I finally felt confident enough with my skills to actually try and make something.  Something for a baby shower gift, no less, so I really wanted it to turn out nicely.  Overall I think it did.  I hope the flaws are only obvious to me because I have such an intimate relationship with them!



A crocheted bib (owl or otherwise) might just be the most impractical baby item ever, but it's darn cute!  I found the pattern at the Lion Brand Yarn website and altered it just slightly.  I had to use a simple half-circle for the wings because I struggled so much with the wings in the pattern.  (The skill level is rated as easy but apparently not easy enough for this first-timer!)  I also changed up the colors.


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23 comments:

  1. Too cute! This is a first attempt?
    Holy mackrel!!

    Carolyn

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  2. You are right,it may not be the most practical but it is the cutest ever!! - it is soooo cute...

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  3. you can make it more practical by sewing a layer of vinyl on the back (you can find it usually in the "outdoor fabrics" section at fabric stores). yarn is really absorbent though so adding vinyl to the back sounds good to me :-)

    and it's SUPER CUTE. love it.

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  4. This is adorable! I don't know that i have ever seen a crocheted bib. I am sure the mother to be will love it!

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  5. Ohhh this is so cute. I love the sweet little wings and the colors you chose. It turned out just great!

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  6. This is absolutely darling and makes me wish I knew how to knit!! We are having a baby week next week and having a link party to link up with fun baby ideas. I'd love for you to add this!! ADORABLE!!!

    ~Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

    Link party link is at the top of the page.

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  7. This is the cutest thing ever! Fantastic job...I only wish I knew how to crochet! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  8. WOW! This certainly doesn't look like a first attempt project to me. Great job!

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

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  9. That is way too cute to wear as a bib! I love it!!!!

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  10. adorable! I can't belive it was your first time-it looks great.
    -Crystal
    ps I am going to feature it tomorrow-hope you don't mind.
    crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

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  11. This is adorable! Can't believe it's your first attempt.

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  12. Ok this is so impressive for a first time crochet project!! I am still working on wash clothes and dollies! :)

    This is so cute!

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  13. I've always wanted to learn to crochet! That looks amazing!! Soo cute!
    visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  14. I have got to crochet that sweet bib. I will be hopping over to Lion Brand site and grabbing that pattern. You did a fantastic job! I've been crocheting for 45+ years and I think your bib is perfect. There are no flaws in creating, only challenges.

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  15. Wish I could crochet! That owl is so cute & would make a cute litte kids purse too!
    http://mintnclandycreate.blogspot.com

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  16. Adorable, and super for a first crochet project! Crocheting is wonderful! i'm going to link to this on my blog party, since I don't know if you'll make it over in time, but would love for you to stop by next week! Plus I've got some nice simple crochet projects you'll enjoy, with some more coming soon!

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  17. Your firs crochet project and it looks this good? Give yourself a pat on the back! Now I have to give crochet a try!!

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  18. Fabulous job for a first timer! My first attempt was a granny square that ended up looking more like a deformed alien Eye of Providence. My second project was an afghan that ended up being a trapezoid shape.
    I think it looks great and it is super cute!

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  19. WOW! this was your first project! you're awesome!
    I would love to learn how to crochet (and I have some yard and hooks they I bought once... and impulse purchase! lol)

    Did you teach yourself or did someone teach you in person?

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  20. Very Very Cute! You did an excellent job! I do not see any errors!

    I have some other easy patterns over on CED too! hahaha The one I'm posting today is pretty fun -- a stripey belt thing. Can't wait to see more of your crocheted goodness! And if you crochet anything from patterns you found through my site, let me know, I will totally spotlight you! :)

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  21. Awwwww!! I love it. I wouldn't call it impractical either, I think it perfectly practical for certain children who don't require full ponchos when eating. :-) Nice one!!

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  22. So cute! Great job on your VERY FIRST crochet project! :)

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  23. Flaws? What flaws? It is the absolutely most adorable bib EVER! Great job! And thanks for linking up to Fibers on friday!!! Woooohooo! I can't wait to see what you come up with next....keep 'em coming!

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