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Old 05-16-2018, 08:48 PM   #1
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DIY wool questions

So I decided to crochet a wool diaper cover. But I havenít started using wool yet, so I have questions. How many times would I need to lanolize before use (or how much lanolin)? Would you felt a crocheted cover, or would it be fine without? My LO is not a heavy wetter. Approximately how much can wool shrink when felted, so I can plan the size accordingly?

Thanks! Iím excited to try this. Iím getting bored with my pul covers and using all natural fibers sounds cool. 😉
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I would not felt a crocheted cover. I felted a cover that I knitted once, and it ended up too small for a doll. If you lanolize it well once or twice I would think that would be fine.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:03 PM   #3
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I would not felt a crocheted cover. I felted a cover that I knitted once, and it ended up too small for a doll. If you lanolize it well once or twice I would think that would be fine.
Thanks! That’s good info to know. I won’t felt it then.
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I wouldnít felt it either. I accidentally felted one of my kidsí hats and I couldnít believe how tiny it came out!


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I didn't felt the covers/pieces I have made. What kind of covers were you thinking? I've used this pattern to make longies/shorties. I've also done a wrap style which is interesting

Good Luck! Remeber to plan your size ahead for what your LO will be when you finish. eg if you don't have alot of time to crochet and know it might take 6m, think ahead
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I didn't felt the covers/pieces I have made. What kind of covers were you thinking? I've used this pattern to make longies/shorties. I've also done a wrap style which is interesting

Good Luck! Remeber to plan your size ahead for what your LO will be when you finish. eg if you don't have alot of time to crochet and know it might take 6m, think ahead
This! 😁 I started knitting pants for DS last summer expecting him to wear them over the winter, but they still aren't done. Luckily another boy is on the way! Maybe I can finish them this year.
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This! 😁 I started knitting pants for DS last summer expecting him to wear them over the winter, but they still aren't done. Luckily another boy is on the way! Maybe I can finish them this year.
Thatís funny! Iím on vacation for a few days so hopefully I can finish one! Thatís why Iím starting with a wrap too, I think a little less to crochet. 😁 I also figure if I mess something up and make the wrong size, I have another baby on the way too! 😂
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Thatís funny! Iím on vacation for a few days so hopefully I can finish one! Thatís why Iím starting with a wrap too, I think a little less to crochet. 😁 I also figure if I mess something up and make the wrong size, I have another baby on the way too! 😂
I really enjoyed knitting the pants until I got to the legs, which are just stockinette stitching around and around and around for like 12 inches. I got so bored with them I haven't even finished 1 leg. But the waist and butt we're super fun. So much more to focus on! I AM going to finish them this summer though.
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I really enjoyed knitting the pants until I got to the legs, which are just stockinette stitching around and around and around for like 12 inches. I got so bored with them I haven't even finished 1 leg. But the waist and butt we're super fun. So much more to focus on! I AM going to finish them this summer though.
Yes, I prefer small projects for this reason. I get bored with too much repetition! I donít know if I could ever make a blanket... 😬 Good thing everyone gives you a million baby blankets anyway. 😆
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I really enjoyed knitting the pants until I got to the legs, which are just stockinette stitching around and around and around for like 12 inches. I got so bored with them I haven't even finished 1 leg. But the waist and butt we're super fun. So much more to focus on! I AM going to finish them this summer though.
Turn them into shorts!
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