MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Let There Be Dragons!

Well, one dragon anyway!  


Our grandson, who loves to "roar-rrrrr", will be getting this.  It's actually a sleeping bag, believe it or not.  It's crocheted with a double strand of thick yarn with a size Q crochet hook - almost the size of a broomstick.  Not the easiest thing on arthritic fingers!

The pattern is the 'Bulky & Quick Dragon Blanket' designed by MJ's Off the Hook Designs and is available on Ravelry.  If you end up making one, I would recommend you buy one additional ball of each of the main colours.  I had to re-order  extra to complete this one.

Today your quote is from Peter Yarrow...."Puff, the Magic Dragon, lived by the sea, and frolicked in the Autumn Mist in a land called Honah Lee.  Little Jacky Paper loved that rascal Puff, and gave him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff"





17 comments:

Vicki W said...

You are a good grandma!

Quinn said...

I never would have guessed that it's a sleeping bag! Pretty nifty :)
Seems there have been a lot of super-thick yarns and knits popping up online lately, and I sometimes think about trying one but you've confirmed my suspicion that working at that scale would be very tough for my hands. Guess I'll just continue to enjoy seeing others' creations :)

Createology said...

Now this is an awesome sleeping bag! I have a Q crochet hook from making...I can't even remember...way back when. I wonder if my hubby would appreciate one for nap time?!! LOL

Stacie Bebber said...

Love the Dragon sleepingbag, never would have guessed! What a fun project and he will love it even more coming from Grandma!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Your grandson is going to love this!

Kim said...

Oh wow oh wow!! You are a wee bit clever, Mary Anne!! Love, love, LOVE it!!

Christine Barnsley said...

Fabulous dragon Mary Anne! Your grandson is going to love it! Christine x

Shannon Szkapi said...

Lovely! He's going to enjoy that quite much!

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

That is adorable!

Mary Ellen Kennedy said...

Wow, what a luck little boy to have you for a Grandmother. The dragon is amazing. MEK

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love all these sleeping blanket crochet patterns that are coming out. How fun for kids...and grans!!
xx, Carol

Mary Ann said...

What fun. Your little grandson will love it.

Baa. xxx said...

Oh my goodness! That is so awesome!

Astrids dragon said...

Aaaah, I love it! Another reason I need to learn how to crochet!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

What a lucky little boy!

~*~Patty S said...

Cute dragon and I have always loved that song!
oxo

Renee said...

Ooh! I missed this post. This is fabulous! Great work.