I just finished it.
That baby turns 1 year old in a couple weeks.
But I finished it. You can't tell me I never finish anything.
|Good thing I had the foresight to make it in the biggest size, huh?|
The stitch pattern used is called 'basketweave', and is a lot simpler than it looks. Just a bunch of front and back post double crochets. I also love the kimono front styling. The yarn is a sport weight bamboo/modal blend, which makes for a buttery soft texture, even if it was a bit slippery on the hook. Because of the density of the stitch pattern and the fine yarn, this is a very warm coat. Where we are, there aren't many cold days, so I'm hoping that this stretches into next winter, after we move to a slightly chillier climate.
The applique for the original pattern called for a pink moose. Yes, a pink moose. No thank you.
Using some scrap denim trimmings and a cute button I had around (because I save stuff like that), I got out some web fusing and PRESTO! Flower!
|And PRESTO! I need a new iron!|
And finally, here's your lovely model:
|Baby Alice, with room to grow!|