Today I wanted to share the work of my fellow Weebly blogger and lovely young crochet artist Erangi Udeshika. Her designs are young, fresh, and wonderfully bright. She resides in Sri Lanka with her parents and brother. Her Aunt taught her the art of crochet and as you will see she's quite talented. Her blog is fun to read and full of good information.
I appreciated Erangi Udeshika's blog because it is very warm and welcoming. She also tells her own personal story. At the age of 9 she became ill and must live in a wheelchair. It is very inspirational to see such ingenuity put to good use in her crochet designs and blog. Besides her blog you can find Crochet For You on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter. Nice!
I found Crochet For You on Ravelry. I was looking for an easy crocheted topper for an older baby/toddler. You know I am always on the lookout for sweet baby clothes. The Lil' Darlin Baby Cardigan pattern is written for babies/toddlers 12 months to 24 months. Later Erangi Udeshika wrote a pattern for a 6 months size baby. SO CUTE. The perfect thing for all seasons as it is great for layering to keep the body warm. It works for either a boy or a girl depending on the colors you choose. It is entirely neutral. Another neutral pattern that would make a gorgeous keepsake is the Sugar Candy Stripes Baby Blanket. Crochet For You takes what might be a standard stitch or an ordinary yarn and absolutely turns it into something attractive. Also If you look at the notes on her Ravelry Designer page you'll find that there are helpful tips to create her patterns. I believe there may be a few more Crochet For You patterns available on Ravelry than there are on her website for those interested in taking a look.
Crochet For You has some precious attire for baby/toddler girls. Dresses, skirts, hats, and booties all very sweet. I think 2 of my personal favorites are the Crochet Toddler Size Girl Dress and the Shelly's Crocheted Shells Skirt. I like the Toddler Girls Dress because it is so feminine. It would make a lovely dress for a special occasion! The Crocheted Shells Skirt is so cute. The colors that Erangi Udeshika chose are so delightful. I'd choose the same colors because they look so great. Of course to match these adorable creations one MUST have a hat right? :) Erangi Udeshika designed the Stripy Playful Baby Hat with Loopy Sunflower. Crocheters may have to adjust the hook size to make it large enough to fit older toddlers.
Of course there are beautiful patterns for women. Some of which I plan to add to my own wardrobe. I'll try to keep my favorites to three... though its hard :) First pattern to catch my eye was the Crochet Crystal Drops Cowl. Relaxed enough to wear every day and yet dressy enough to put with a business suit. I like it! Next the Fall-in-Love cowl and scarf. The genius of this pattern is that she wrote the pattern to wear as an infinity cowl or a scarf. It's great to have choices! A newer pattern to the collection, added in September, the Shells N Picots Cowl is designed to look great with self-striping yarn.
There is just one more pattern that I've put on my list to make and it is for the home. The Crocheted Snowman Granny Square and Blanket is fun and will match Winter decor. It would also be very cute for a baby to be born in the Winter. :)
I hope you enjoyed looking over the Crochet For You blog. Please visit Erangi Udeshika's social networking pages. Maybe leave her a note telling her how much you appreciate her free patterns!
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