Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Littlest Crochet Pleasures

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Little Man was in for a surprise at ToysRus the other day.  He had set his little mind on a Lego Movie figurine, but there weren't any in stock.  So he settled for a regular Lego figurine.  Simple enough, right?

Wrong!  The figurines come in a Lucky Packet... So you don't know what you've got until you've paid for it and opened the bag!

Now don't get me wrong.  I love surprises!  But not so much when it entails having to deal with the disappointment of a child because he didn't get the one he wanted, the questions, the nagging, the infinite requests to go back to the store to get another Lucky Packet "to see if I get the one I want".  That's not so fun!

But we were in a holiday mood so we picked one out.  Well, he picked... I fingered the packaging, hoping we, at least, didn't get the one he really DIDN'T want, that is, the Mermaid!  As soon as it was paid for, he ripped open the packet and I crossed all my digits!

What utter relief!  We got The Policeman!  I did a little dance, right there in the store :-D

When we got home, he began playing with his Lego immediately.  To my surprise, he called it Super Policeman and said that all it needed was a cape...

Well, all I heard was the call for Super Mom to come to the rescue!

I used regular sewing thread.  About 2 metres of it.  With 8 strands held together.  I picked up the 2mm crochet hook and began.

Lego Man Crochet Cape

I decided to do the cape in Half Trebble, because I like the 'drape' that this stitch usually gives.

Ch 7.
Row 1:  Htr in 3rd chain from hook.  Htr till the end.  Turn.
Rows 2 to 6:  Ch 2.  Htr in next stitch.  Htr till the end.  Do not fasten!
Neck strap:  Ch 6 and slst to first stich in row. 
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Simply slip the cape over the figurine's head :-)

My Little Man was only too pleased :-D

And I also quite like how it turned out, don't you?

What's the tiniest thing you've crocheted?  Please do share your tiny joys in the comments below.  I'd love to hear your stories.

Till next time

I wish you peace in abundance!

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