During a nationwide toilet paper crisis!
I hate to give the coronavirus anymore attention that what it already has. Every news outlet is reporting, my social newsfeeds are packed with it and anyone you speak to is speaking about it. Not to downplay the seriousness of this issue, but the hysteria has really gotten out of hand!
One of the more surprising outcomes has been the the amount of toilet paper that was snatched up in a matter of days from every store within fifty miles of my house. Now being a homesteader I am normally more prepared for these situations but this time around I was down to a measily six rolls of TP! This amount wouldn't cause me any concern accept the toilet paper isn't getting restocked or if it does people are racing eachother to get to it. Now that's a situation I happily opt out of.
I don't buy into the scarcity mentality. I also don't like to depend on outside sources for my needs. So I decided the best way to avoid the chaos and regain some control and independence was to make my own toilet paper! I know some of you are going to think "Ew! Gross!" and I completely understand your reaction. I would have felt the same way before I had kids. Those little germballs sure do alter your way of thinking.
I dreamed of the day I would get to create adorable clothes and playthings for my children. This halter top is one of the cutest pieces I've made and the first ever crochet pattern I ever wrote! It's super simple for even the most beginner to work up and can be done easily in an afternoon, even with kids asking for a snack every thirty minutes!
I'm a little hippy at heart and love to dress Little Miss like a boho baby. This halter was just the thing she needed. She's ready to hit the reggae concert with mama next month. Ha! Not really, that's date night with Farm Husband. ;)
I used a worsted weight acrylic yarn for the yellow halter at left but this pattern would work very well with a cotton yarn. You work this halter from the bottom up, finishing with the strings and adding the fringe last.
You can download the 12-24months pattern here or purchase the full pattern that goes up to size 6 here. If you are planning on using the free pattern to sell your handmade halter, please give credit to Three Seeds Farm and tag us or add our website! Thanks!
Francesca, wife and mother of three, eagerly shares day-to-day life on her ten acre farm in northern Colorado.