Faye Lamb – Crochet Designs
Crochet designer, Faye, was taught to crochet & knit as a child by her Grandmother, who also made sure that Faye was able to follow and replicate patterns. Faye didn’t really enjoy the hobby when she was young, as there was always something better to do…
…But, I came back to the craft in 2013 to give myself a break from internet job searches. I had spent a couple of years prior to that recovering from a CFS/ME collapse at work and was finding it increasingly difficult to get employment.
During the first few months I made a promise to myself that I would practice every day and become proficient enough that I would someday teach others to crochet. I achieved that goal by opening Unravel & Unwind in March 2014.
It was at this time that I met Helen from Rainbow Valley Crochet. I needed someone to teach me advanced skills as I had quickly outgrown the beginner patterns and I wanted new challenges.
As a result of Helen’s mentoring, advanced techniques and unique pattern constructions I have been able to expand my knowledge base much farther than my Grandmother thought possible. She now tells me that “the student has surpassed her tutor”, and I am proud to say that with Helen’s faith in my ability and my Grandmothers encouragement I became a designer this year, 2017.
Finished size approx. 54-56 cm in length for adults. To make smaller, remove one or two of the 4 row pattern. For a larger neck buff add in an extra 4 row repeat.
The needle size is 20 mm and not 19 mm as above (20 mm wasn’t on the drop down box).
The neck buff used a full 100g ball of King Cole Riot chunky. Check your tension if making with a substitute yarn.
This pattern uses 2 strands of DK cotton worked together on a 3mm hook. You will only need approx. 20g of yarn.
Turn at the end of each round. Turning chain is not counted as a stitch
The final round is made up of crossed trebles.
The bowl size can be varied by adjusting hook size, yarns and number of strands used.
Finished size approx. 8 x 4 cm
1 (2) x Stylecraft Cotton Look a-like DK 100g (approx. 210m/230yds)
Or a suitable alternative
4mm Hook, 2 x 12mm broomstick/knitting needles
20 sts and 12 rows are 10cm square in pattern
Use a smaller hook for the foundation dc row. Worked top down, in the round, turn at the end of each round, turning chain is not counted as a stitch.
New Born, (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months)
Months NB 0-3 3-6 6-9 9-12
Height 51 cm 58.5 cm 66 cm 71 cm 74 cm
Chest 38 cm 42 cm 44.5 cm 46 cm 47 cm
10 Feb 2018
I tried the 6-9 months size on my niece yesterday and realise that the straps could do with being buttoned rather than fully stitched on both sides so I will be making an adjustment to the pattern and uploading a revision.