Adventure in the Woods Playset

There are a lot of gorgeous patterns on Ravelry and I have bought several by The One and Two Company before.  However when I saw this playset I knew it would be perfect for Noot’s 2nd birthday in September.  For the first time in ages I really got on with this pattern.  It is a really well written pattern and the fact that this set is made up of lots of smaller elements means that you get a “finished object” hit every couple of hours.  And you can obviously make just one hedgehog or the birdie, or any combination of the elements.

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Having used cotton a lot recently I thought I would use my Stylecraft Special DK for this project.  I used a 3mm hook to get a reasonably tight fabric and it was still much easier on the hands than the cotton.  I have a lot of colours and really enjoyed going through and picking out which colours matched closely to the original pattern.  I know that shows a distinct lack of imagination but with a project like this I thought the chosen colours were just right and sometimes it’s a good idea to do this to encourage you to use colours you otherwise wouldn’t have.  For example I love the “meadow” green that forms most of the playmat, however I probably wouldn’t have chosen it for this project but I’m glad I used it as I think any of the other greens would have been too dark and might have drawn the eye away from all the little figures.

 

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It must be the most involved crochet project I’ve completed and I am beyond thrilled with it.  I just hope Noot loves it too, I have a long wait to find out!  Of course until then I will bask in my efficiency (and get on with Coot’s birthday present and my new baby gifts!!)

Lizx

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