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Cherry Blossom Crocheted Cowl

I crocheted this cowl scarf after much frustration trying to knit one on a circular needle... I tried to follow a pattern, but it was just NOT turning out right and was taking FOREVER. I actually started out as a knitter, doing simple things and I loved it, but once I tried crochet and realized I could do bigger stuff way faster, I was "hooked" (hahaha).
It looks really cute on [a human], but I didn't feel like taking pictures of myself this morning, so my dog, Tink had to suffice.
Here it is, in all its glory. I thiiink the brand I used was Caron Spa Yarn, which is 75%, acrylic 25% bamboo. I still have a decent sized ball of the stuff left after this project... I didn't even use a whole skein. It's really slinky and soft, and I'd definitely use it again for wearable stuff!
I made a little cuff to match, though I'm not sure how much I like it on. It only took about 1.5 hours to make, though, applique and beading included, so oh well if it doesn't wear. Maybe I can use it someday for a tiny puppy cowl.

For the cherry blossoms, I cut out 5-petaled flowers from cream colored felt. I stitched and beaded the centers with salmon emroidery floss and salmon seed beads. Then I used the same floss and attached each flower to the scarf with a running stich. Voila!
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Christia said...

I cannot crochet. To save my life, I couldn't crochet a chain. This rocks! You're super duper talented!

DeeAnn said...

Oh my gosh that is so pretty. I love the colors and flowers. Tink looks great in it. I am trying to learn how to crochet but dyslexic and left handed is a funny combination. I am slowly learning. :)

I am one of the Craftster girls. I love your ATC's so I just had to read your blog. I love it. I am LylacFey on the board.

Tara Ethington said...

Coowl. Can't wait to see you so I can wear it! :)

Yolette Mabilangan Cuevas said...

decades from now, i picture myself sitting on a rocking chair with a ball of yarn and a knitting needle. but how? i do not even know how to knit. it's too late to learn. my fingers are stiff already.
you have nice work, as always.

malooh true said...

Kiwi, Tink looks lovely in it. I miss her so much. She makes a good model for your wearable arts.