This is a review of the Crochet Numbers crochet pattern designed by Blackstone Designs. Review done by Jessica Munroe for EyeLoveKnots.
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Summer is winding down; backpacks are being dusted off and school is getting ready to start back up. In honor of the new school year beginning, I thought these crochet numbers would make the perfect little set. These would make a great teacher gift or even for use at home by little ones who aren’t in school yet. They make a wonderfully tangible way to learn numbers (and colors when you make them in a rainbow of hues)!
These numbers are also an awesome scrap buster! Each number doesn’t require much material so this is a good way to use up those little balls of yarn. You know the ones I’m talking about – too small for most projects but still enough yarn that you can’t bear to get rid of it – this is the perfect way to use them!
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED TO CROCHET THESE NUMBERS?
- Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Claret, Sky Blue, Spring Green, Bright Yellow, Light Raspberry, Real Teal, Violet, Gold, Dusty Grey and Cherry Red
- Size 7/4.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Crochet Numbers, Free Crochet Pattern from Blackstone Design
The pattern says to use a G6/4mm crochet hook. However, knowing that I crochet tightly, I opted to go up a smidge in hook size.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THESE NUMBERS?
There are 10 numbers to complete the whole pattern. To make all 10, it took me 2 hours and 10 minutes. I also timed each number as I went and as you’d guess, you can tell which numbers were more complex based on how much time it took me to complete compared to the other ones.
1 took 8.5 minutes. 2 took 15.5 minutes. 3 took 12.5 minutes. 4 took 18.5 minutes. 5 took 14 minutes. 6 took 15.5 minutes. 7 took 6.5 minutes. 8 took 20.5 minutes. 9 took 9 minutes. 0 took 9.5 minutes.
If you follow the pattern, the numbers should measure to about 4 inches tall. Even though I used a different size hook, my numbers ended up about 4 inches tall as well. I will say, I do have a fairly tight crochet tension so that may be why.
GAUGE (NOT ESSENTIAL):
There is no gauge given for this pattern from the designer. Using the hook and yarn size that I used, my gauge is 17 stitches by 15 rows to equal 4 inches.
This pattern was easy for the most part, with the exception of number 5. I’m not sure why but that one was particularly tricky for me! But after a couple tries, I just suddenly got it, so I am certain it was my error in following the pattern and not the designer’s fault in any way.
There is a special stitch that the designer uses throughout most of the numbers to help achieve the curve of the numbers but not to worry: it is very easy to do!
Overall, this is a great, quick pattern to use up scrap yarn and turn it into a cute and functional piece!
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Laura Bambrick says
These are so cute!
Thank you so much!
Oh my goodness, those are so cute! My kids would love those!
Thank you! My kids love them too!
What fun! These crocheted numbers would be perfect for a little one who is just learning to count and write.
Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 32.
Thank you for the love! I’m glad you like them!
These are just darling!
Thank you so much!
These look so sweet, they could be useful for so many things.
Thank you! I love how many things they could be used for too!
Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers says
Very cute and unique! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.
Thank you so much!