I love Christmas, but it certainly is getting in the way of my blog writing! I have been pretty busy the last few weeks with various activities (and a cold, yuck!) and now I am frantically trying to get my last lot of Christmas presents made. I can’t post most of these till they have been received as I don’t want to spoil the surprise!
However, there are a couple of the things I have been up to recently I can share with you (see also my next post).
This is a gift for my brother-in-law made from several strands of yarn all crocheted together. These make great gifts as you can choose several colours and textures of yarn so that they go with everything! I picked black so it will tie in with a black coat, grey, and red for a pop of colour. If you know how to crochet I am sure you will come across similar patterns elsewhere but I’ll put mine here in case you haven’t.
Use approximately 1 skein of 3 different yarns (individually suitable for a size 4-5.5mm hook). I used a size 9mm hook – use whatever size matches your chosen yarns best between a size 8-12mm. To make a wider snood just add more fsc’s at the start.
Start by fsc 12 sts.
Row 1: chain 2 (counts as dc), turn, dc in each st to end.
Repeat row 1 until the snood is long enough to be pulled over the head when joined (mine was 64cm long before joining). Do not fasten off, join the two ends to make a loop and sc the two ends together. Do not fasten off; ch 1 and now work approximately 2sc into the side of each dc around to make an edge. Fasten off using a seamless join into the ch 1. Now join the yarns on the other edge and sc around as before, finishing with a seamless join. Turn inside out so that the seam is on the inside.