Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Tiny Crochet Whale

Do you think I like whales?  Lucky's nursery has an ocean theme (but mostly whales because that is what is available), his first birthday party is also under the sea with many whales... and now here I am making some crochet whale appliques!  

I pulled some Brava worsted yarn out of my stash (tidepool) and a size 3.5 mm hook.  Each whale took between 1-2 g of yarn, so I stopped keeping track as I moved onto different scraps of worsted yarn that I had around.  

Not only does the pattern include step by step pictures, but there is also a VIDEO tutorial! (I will admit that I didn't watch the whole video as it was 14 min long, but it is nice that one is available if anyone should need it.)  I wasn't sure if we were supposed to join the rounds, but the video helped me find out that you do it in a spiral.  If you don't want to watch the video, there are excellent step by step photos to help you make it though the project confidently.  

The whales were really fast to make.  I made 6 in the course of an afternoon.  I think it takes maybe 15 minutes to make one.  This is a super cute motif.  I can't wait to figure out how to incorporate this into other projects! 

What do you think?  (Now, you really should say that you like both versions as Lucky's party is in a week.  I wrote this post back in August and I hope that I'm done decorating the hats by now!)