I bought the yarn (more budget-friendly than eco-friendly) for this robe during the after-Thanksgiving-madness and have been working on it ever since. This was my first crocheted garment ever. And it feels like it took forever. I had dreams of Eleanor all bundled up opening presents under the Christmas tree, but after redoing the pieces a gajillion times that sooo didn’t happen! But, it’s done now. And it’s still useful on these oh-so-chilly nights.
I got the pattern from Cute Crochet for Tiny Tots (one of the few crochet pattern books I love). I made a teeny adjustment by adding some little belt loops, otherwise there was no way it would stay on. She has yet to figure out how to tie it herself. She asked if there were going to be any buttons while trying it on before it was finished. The girl loves her some buttons (I have to make sure mine are buttoned up or she’ll stop me to do them herself!).