Critters & Buttons

May 7th, 2004 · 5 Comments · FOs (Finished Objects)

Critter Knitters Knit-a-thon

I have been slowly but surely participating in Critter Knitters. I’ve finished crocheting one blankie (18″ x18″) and am working on another one which will be about 36″ x 36″. I also plan on making a few blankies for one of my local animal selters through The Hugs for Homeless Animals Snuggles Project. These little guys are my inspiration for loving all critters:

Our darling Golden.

In memoriam, my first furry love.

STAsh Reduction Project STAsh Reduction Project

Critter Knitters is my STAsh Reduction Project. I’ll be using various leftover yarns and orpahn skeins, and trying to combine them in attractive ways. All of my blankies will be made with two or three strands held together because that makes them nice and thick. And often yarns held together can make a pretty combination out of not-so-pretty yarns.

Thanks to Vera for making a special request for these buttons! She came up with the STAR (STAsh Reduction) Project idea because she is using various yarns out of her stash for the 63 Squares Crochet Along. As so often happens, my task was to make one button, but I came out with two! :o) They are both for everyone to freely use, so please swipe them if you’re working on a stash reduction project, too!

Without further ado, here are my critter blankies so far.

critter blankie #1 critter blankie #1

Pattern: None. All just single crochet.

Yarn: Three strands held together, two pastel variegated baby pompadour (thanks Chelle!) and one sport-weight bright pastel green, brands unknown.
Edging: Two strands held together, one RH Super Saver 724 Baby Pink, one worsted-weight white, brand unknown.

Hook: K.

critter blankie #2

Pattern: A reduced-size version of Vera’s Easy Patterned Throw. I love this pattern! So easy and pretty! But I don’t think crocheting with two strands held together does the pattern any justice; the twisting of the strands somewhat obscures the design. But it does make a nice, thick, cushy critter blankie! :o)

Yarn:Two strands held together, RH Super Saver 374 Country Rose, left over from my Afghan of Steel.
Hook: K.

And one last thing… I recently made a few more buttons, which I have not yet mentioned. Here they are! :o)

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 marie // May 10, 2004 at 3:02 pm

    Donna, your dog is sooooo sweet!!! I’m such a softie when it comes to dogs. hehe The blankets look great. I love the green color.

  • 2 Kim // May 8, 2004 at 1:34 am

    Hi Donna,

    Your blankets look fantastic. I can’t wait to finish mine. Have a great weekend!


  • 3 Siow Chin // May 10, 2004 at 4:00 am

    Hi Donna,
    Your critter blankie is really lovely! I’ve been thinking of making one from my leftovers too. My intial idea is to make it in the rounds, something like a giant granny square. Do you know of any other patterns that starts from the centre?

  • 4 Missy // Jun 18, 2004 at 3:23 am

    Nice blankets! ^_^ I love your little critters too. Great buttons for the stash reduction projects… I swiped them. They look great.

  • 5 Vera // May 8, 2004 at 4:08 am

    Your critter blankets are quite pretty, and I love the STAR buttons.

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