Saturday, November 20, 2010

With a hook and thread


This pattern was written from an antique baby bib.  The hook I used was very small, with a gauge of about 10 stitches per inch.  It takes a lot of patience to work with this hook and thread, so when working on this I usually did only a row or two, and then put it down to come back later.  On the edging, I misunderstood the pattern, and came up with a different design.  I read the pattern again, and decided to leave it as is. :)  I finally finished it last night.  I am not sure it is really functional, more of an heirloom piece.  How would you use it?



I made the earrings to match the bib necklace I made earlier this week.  I just love these colors together!

6 comments:

Jenny Blair said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with what everyone is doing with crocheting these days! Wonderful earrings ad I love your bib necklace! Brilliant idea :)

B said...

Lovely bib! I love the color, too.

Anne said...

These turned out great! Sometimes misreading the pattern lets us come up with some really great results.

TammyVitale said...

I like that the bib is mostly your own given the edging is yours. I've used crocheted bibs, tho I'm not sure daughter would (ah, that makes me an heirloom - fitting). And I love, love, love those earrings - what a great idea!

SaraLynn said...

I never really thought that a bib could be beautiful, but you've changed my mind! That is a stunning design. I don't think I could deal with using it and getting it all messy, though! tehe

Sue O'Kieffe said...

i still have a bib very similar to yours (even the color) that my aunt made for me when I was a baby. and what fun to make crocheted earrings. have fun wearing them