News reports have been warning against the use of DIY umbilical cord ties, including crochet cord ties, because of the possible risk of infection to the baby. However, midwives and others say that crochet and knit umbilical ties can be safe and provide an eco-friendly, baby-skin-friendly alternative to the plastic clamps typically used in hospitals.
I realized that all of my clothes hangers are different from one another and look messy as a result. One idea is to crochet vintage-inspired coat hanger covers for all of them; they would be unique from each other but still cohesive. So I’ve been looking at different coat hanger crochet patterns and photos for inspiration. Here are a few:
There are so many different occasions that would be perfect for crocheting star motifs. Christmas immediately comes to mind, of course, but stars work for nurseries, birthdays, Fourth of July and “just because”. Here are more than 20 star crochet patterns, including simple star motif appliqués and detailed star-rich projects.