Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vintage Crochet

I'm trying to use up the scraps of yarn that I have, these 2 were heavy on the wool as they used 2 strands at a time. The scarf is from Lion Brand but I just made a neck wrap from the pattern, using a button at the back to secure in place.   The original pattern looks great, but to be honest I wouldn't know how to wear it!  I didn't have anywhere near enough yarn to do it either.

The Cloche is using DK yarn I bulked it up by using 2 strands again for that super chunky look, I did have to mod the pattern because of this.  It has an uneven brim so is lower on the flower side and I stitched it in place so I wouldn't have to faff about with it every time it is put on

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I went for 2 rows of edging on the sleeves and added a tie string to the front, otherwise I think it would  gently slip off.  I'm happy with the end result, despite it taking a lot of wrong turns and adjustments.  The square is from here although the pattern is in French the square is in chart form.  The edging is from the previous shrug I made, but seems to suit everything.    Now all I need is summer

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Crochet Bolero

I've been working on this for 2 weeks now, it should really be finished, but it's a design as you go project.  It turned out to be too wide in the back, so I had to remove a panel, to save my sanity I just cut the panel out and sewed it back together.  The squares are joined as you go so this was the easy option!
Only the sleeves to do now...... think it will just be an edging, as 3 previous attempts to make cap sleeves have turned out awful.
Still it'll be a nice cover-up over the sleeveless dresses. My OOAK (One of a kind) wearable! Well until someone makes one like it anyway.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Another Leg cosy

I don't know what some have against legwarmers, but I find them practical. I suppose it's just a matter of taste and not everyone can wear them. I vaguely remember having a pair back in the 80s sometime, the days before the internet, and fashion was dictated to you by local shops and if you were lucky Marshall Ward home shopping catalogue.  Anyway I had a little scrap of aran left and wondered what to do with it, oh how I really wanted to make long socks, however there wasn't enough yarn.  I barely manged to finish them as it was. I used the same drops pattern again, I'm just a cable-holic what can I say, these were to go over my leggins in my boots with the cables showing above the top of the boot like long socks.......just in time for the frosty spell!

I got some of the cotton yarn in Lidl today, I have the pattern(s) already, only hitch is one is in French the other in Portuguese and I speak neither, hopefully I'll figure it out from the crochet charts, of course I have no idea how to join motifs neatly either, yet another challenge.