The Gift Of Crochet

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The Gift Of Crochet

Awhile ago Tracey wrote a post that brought awareness of homeless shelters and their need for warm clothes, especially socks. Tracey decided to knit socks for donation and asked everybody who could join do the same.  I am not a sock knitter and I am too far away, but I know there are always people around here that are in need. There is one little guy that melts my heart. His Mom is a very hard working woman who unfortunately didn’t have the opportunity to finish her education and right now is really struggling to find a job. She is in her late 30s and she just got her high school certificate. Unfortunately the public education situation in Mexico is far from ideal… Her little guy is 3 years old. The evenings and mornings get really chilly here and I thought of making something warm for him.

I decided to make him a nice chunky crochet vest. The yarn that I am using is a local loosely spun natural cotton of mustard shade. I used it before for my Vogue Knitting boat-neck pullover. I really love this soft golden color that looks like it’s been dipped in honey.

crochet vest

The yarn is of lace weight, so I am going to hold 5 strands together and use a 10 mm crochet hook to make a nice chunky fabric. It will be a very quick and cozy crochet project that I am sure make both me and the recipient happy, because who wouldn’t love a soft squishy vest of honey shade?! After quick swatching I decided to stick to basics and use the classic half double crochet stitch. I really love its texture.

crochet vest

I am not using any pattern, I’ll experiment as I go. The project is raveled here – A Crochet Gift.

Thank you, Tracey, for your wonderful post that reminded all of us one more time how fortunate we are, but there are ones around us who are not that lucky.

crochet vest

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along.


By | 2016-04-10T08:41:06+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Crochet, Work in Progress, Yarn|13 Comments


  1. Tania October 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    What a thoughtful gesture. I am sure the vest will be treasured. You are right, the yarn is gorgeous!

    • Alina October 8, 2015 at 7:44 am - Reply

      Thank you, Tania! The yarn is so soft, it pills a little bit, but I guess it’s the price to pay for its softness.

  2. Pat October 7, 2015 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    What a thoughtful thing to do. I’m sure the vest will be greatly appreciated.

    • Alina October 8, 2015 at 7:45 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Pat!

  3. CathieJ October 7, 2015 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    What a generous gift that vest will be for both that little boy and his mother. I love the yarn color.

    • Alina October 8, 2015 at 7:45 am - Reply

      Thank you, Cathie! I hope they both like it!

  4. Tien October 7, 2015 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    This is so sweet of you! Love how the stitch pattern is working up with that beautiful yarn. Can’t wait to see your progress!

    • Alina October 8, 2015 at 7:46 am - Reply

      Thank you, Tien! I love half double crochet! It looks great with everything!

  5. Carmela Biscuit October 7, 2015 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    The sample looks so squishy. I’m sure it’ll make a nice vest. Good for you!

    • Alina October 8, 2015 at 7:47 am - Reply

      It is so so squishy!!! Thank you, Carmela, for encouragement!

  6. Zeta October 8, 2015 at 2:59 am - Reply

    You are so kind! Such a thoughtful gesture! I’m sure he’ll love it.

    • Alina October 8, 2015 at 7:47 am - Reply

      Thank you, Zeta! I hope he will, he is so precious!

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