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Crocheted Baby Mittens

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While sewing is the hobby that I do most often, I like to diversify my crafting. Crocheting is fun, though I rarely do it and have only made a few simple crocheted items over the past ten years. Despite this being a sewing blog, I'd like to feature some of the other projects I make. I crocheted this pair of baby mittens out of acrylic sport-weight yarn. The pattern came from Coats and Clark's "Knit and Crochet for Babies" (1962). I wanted to practice my crochet skills since I hadn't done it in a while, but then it turned out to be pretty easy. It only took about two hours to make these, and I really enjoyed it.

My Favorite Underwear

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I'd like to start this post with the specifications of this 1860's chemise and drawers according to the Historical Sew Fortnightly (http://thedreamstress.com/the-historical-sew-fortnightly/), as it's been a while since I participated and I'm excited about being a part of it.
The Challenge: # 24, Re-Do, due December 2Fabric: linen and cottonPattern: 1860's chemise from A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: http://mimic-of-modes.blogspot.com/2012/08/pattern-time-1860s-chemise.htmlYear: 1860'sNotions: thread, cotton crochet thread, lace, shell button, wool embroidery yarnHow historically accurate is it? Maybe 80%? I think it's pretty good, since I did a lot of hand finishing and used natural fiber fabric and a pattern taken from an original.Hours to complete: not sure, maybe 20--I spent way more time on it than I should have...First worn: just to take picturesTotal cost: $2 U.S.! All notions cost mere pennies and were in my stash.



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