Uh-oh. Somewhere in crocheting this pink kimono top, something went horribly wrong. My gauge might have been a little off, which contributed to the fact that the front left panel is a little – OK, really, really – off. It’s hard to see for sure in the photo, but trust me, there’s a problem. As I was working the rows toward the top, I knew that there were fewer stitches than there should have been, but hoped that the problem might be fixed in the seaming stages. Now it looks like all that is left is to rip it out and start again, counting my stitches as I go. Sigh.
Because I can’t bear to tear out the stitches I just made, I’ve decided to put it aside and start another project. In order to not lose my crochet mojo, I wanted to do another – but smaller – crochet project. Enter the toys.
The Bunny and Bear Rattle toys from the Baby Gifts book are adorable and super quick to make. At first, the joining and working single crochet stitches in the round was a little confusing to me, but once I got started it all made sense and I had the body of one done in a little over an hour. I used a size F hook to obtain a slightly larger toy.
I’ll continue on with these toys and once they’re done, maybe I’ll be able to pull out and fix the kimono sweater.