Thursday, July 1, 2010

a crochet snuggie???

Every now and then I receive a copy of The Fox Collection catalogue in the mail. It's mostly full of embroidery kits, but has now expanded to include yarn and paper crafts as well.

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I love looking through the glossy pages... It's a good excuse to sit down with a cup of hot coffee, and dream about all the wonderful things I could be making.

Imagine my surprise this morning, when I spotted this:

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Can you believe it??? A crochet snuggie!

I almost choked on my coffee...

Imagine the weight that would be in one of those. I'm sure you wouldn't be able to get off the couch while you were wearing it!

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12 comments:

Liisa said...

BLARG!!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Not only the wieght factor,but why crochet something like that. Snuggies are $14 and the time it would take to crochet one $priceless.
Save the crochet for special items, items you can't go out and buy, items that you want someone to know you care that's why you crocheted it for them, items that you want to personalize. Not a Snuggie the dog will be sleeping on next week, unless you really love your dog and he wants a Snuggie. Good boy, now go find your Snuggie.
Debbie

Big Mamma Frog said...

Er...what exactly IS a snuggie? It looks like something I dressed my kids in when they were babies, but way way bigger. Do people actually wear them?

I'm from the UK, so apologies for ignorance.

Simone said...

You can actually get the pattern free from the Red Heart website!

julie said...

I received my catalogue yesterday too, and they do have some impractical, expensive items in there! But some beautiful tapestries.. I can't afford anything in the catalogue, but it's nice to flick through!
Looks like you get everything in the kit for "only" $150- except the hook! The most important and cheapest part!

No crochet snuggie for me....

julie said...

Big Mamma Frog, I don't know anyone who owns one, although the tv ads would have us believe we are the only ones who don't, and are lacking from NOT having one!

Kyliie said...

I got the pattern when I went to stitches south from Red Heart like Simone said :) I just thought it was interesting and quite funny. Here it is :)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-snuggle-up-throw-with-sleeves

Big Mamma Frog said...

Thanks Julie...I wouldn't want to be missing out on an essential wardrobe item :)

Deb said...

Big Momma Frog - they are open down the back!! Not very practical for some of the locations they are being worn in the TV ad, such as sporting events! Too funny!

Meredith said...

Bernat's website also has a free crochet pattern for a Snuggie.

They're calling it a Wrap-Ghan and it's under their Shawls/Wraps section. I just confirmed the pattern is still there.

jifr said...

The first time I ever saw a Snuggie I about gagged. That Christmas all of my inlaws got one for each other, and I almost had to leave the room.

By the next year I started seeing the Free Leaflets and snagged one, mostly just to give a laugh when I'm frustrated looking for the next pattern to make. But then I started thinking about how incredibly easy it would be to make. C'mon, it's a blanket with sleeves!

Now after all of this hulla-balloo, I'm actually thinking of making a short one....as a SIMPLE JACKET for my mom this Christmas!!! :D

Pamela said...

I know this is an old post, but I have to add...I have crocheted all of my children (college-aged) an afghan-which they all love. But my 22-yr-old said he would like to have a snuggie instead. He thinks it would be the coolest thing to wrap up in when he's on the couch with his laptop doing his homework in the winter. So, today we're going to the yarn store to pick out the yarn, and while we're at a lakeside cabin for a family vacation this week, I will start on his Christmas present - a snuggie crocheted by his mom.