Saturday, 26 July 2014

Falling Leaves Crochet Cowl

In between ballet class, school, study and wearing Fitzbirch creations so that I can take a photo of them for this blog, Andie , the youngest of the Fitzbirch nieces, is want to do a bit of craft herself.  Recently this has involved loom bands and washi tape (not at the same time!), but this weekend she discovered the bag of homespun yarn that Louise had left with us on her last visit and crochet hook in hand a new project came together.

First there was the task of winding the wool, something much loathed in this household after recent disasters.  Thankfully, Louise's yarn winds beautifully and so it was really simple and quick...hooray.

The pattern Andie chose was the Open Checkers Stitch from New Stitch a Day


Using a 12mm hook and thick yarn, chain 18.  
Continue with Open Checkers Stitch until desired length is reached
Join the beginning to the end of project using a row of single crochet
Weave in ends

Andie was really thrilled to be modelling her own creation for a change and decided on the name "Falling Leaves Cowl"  for the soft Autumn tones in the wool that Louise had dyed and spun herself.

Now with a busy end of the school term coming up, I think we might have to wait until the holidays before Andie's next project

Happy Crocheting

Deb and Andie

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    1. Thank you Kezya. So pleased you found us!

  2. What a beautiful cowl! - so rewarding to be able to wear something you made yourself!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Thanks Jill and thanks for hosting another fabulous link up!

  3. Wow! You make me want to try to learn how to crochet(I failed miserably the first time). I would love for you to share your project on my Meet Up Monday Blog Party!

    1. Thanks Jenny Marie. don't worry it took me ages to get to grips with crochet too! Thanks for the invite to your blog party - I've added our link.


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