With Love Flower Garden Baby
It was recently brought to my attention that Red Heart Shimmer has been discontinued so it was suggested I could try With Love Metallic or Gleam as a replacement. I have never used either of these yarns so I choose With Love Metallic.
When I got this yarn I noticed right away that it is a lot thicker worsted weight #4 yarn than the shimmer was. This means I will have to gauge my hook size down. I hooked up a pair of leggings first using a US H8/5.00mm hook and my work came off gauge. I was getting 6 stitches per 2 inches instead of 7.
I reworked the sweater then the hat both using a US 7/4.50mm hook. I was able to get the same gauge width wise but not by height. The pattern is written that this will not be an issue since measurements are used instead of exact row count.
I'd love to see what you've 'hooked up'..
With Love Flower Garden Baby Pattern Notes..
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Yarn: 4.5 oz (127g)/200 yards Red Heart With Love Metallic (For the complete set I used 2 balls of White, less than 1 ball of Fuchsia and Teal.)
Hook: US 7/4.50mm
Size: 3-6 month
Gauge: 7 sts x 5 rows = 2 inches
With Love Flower Garden Baby..
The hat pattern pattern for the set is free to view on my blog HERE or the complete set or individual patterns can be purchased via Ravelry, buy the ebook and save. Have you made your own Crochet Waffle Stitch Flower Garden Baby Set? Please share your pictures on my Facebook WALL or 'hook up' your project on Ravelry.