So here it goes the promised foxy crochet is finished!
It starts with Simply Crochet issue 10 again and I won't say how it goes, just the amendments because you really should go buy this excellent pattern!
It was the cute fox purse on the cover ( that is a coin purse to any Americans reading along - not a handbag....)that ''made'' me buy it. It was one of those HAVE TO HAVE IT moments?
SEE?Well done Cara Medus and THANK YOU!
I did mine with 24 g of terracotta or rust coloured wool from Patons Diploma Gold that was in my stash as a single ball.... and I bought a little Cream fuzzy soft Snuggly DK baby wool from Sirdar.( my scales could not measure it, the finished fox weighs 24 g) Then with 3.5mm hook I set off and followed the pattern for the HEAD first, and only did as many rows as the width of my phone.
Then I turned and worked straight until I had a phone flap and the back cover all made in dc.
I made the purse tummy in cream until it measured the same width as the head / or back panel, and then again I worked straight for a bit. Well 7 rows to be exact.Fasten off the cream. But then I crochet loosely and I haven't measured my gauge.
Then joining the terracotta wool at one side I worked 2 Trebles( well actually a 3 ch and 1 Tr), 2 half trebles and a few dc to ''fill in'' the curve, dc across and repeated it on the far side, then I could work straight again for about 12 rows.
Then I joined and closed the sides and base by starting at one top end and crocheting the 2 pieces together with a dc row, down, along the ''hem'', up the other side and across the top of the cream chest piece.
Then I made the ears according to the pattern except I made them slightly smaller as my width is narrower.Then you sew the ears on and finish all the ends.
TA DAH! Isn't he cute? I am a -lovin this, him, yes loving !
I found the buttons in my ''button box''and did consider embroidering closed sleepy eyes as in the pattern, but I like him THIS way and now I can talk to him without waking him up.
He looks quite attentive so I can pretend he's listening! He looks more attentive than JJ that's for sure!
I'm still thinking whether to surface embroider/crochet a foxy tail across the back?!
Goodnight from me and Au revoir from le renard....
Hello and welcome to my homely world in a small Oxfordshire town in 2013.I am a full- time working mum.
Very proud of 2 gorgeous girls , a fabulous if very stubborn wire haired standard dachshund bitch and her daughter : the daughter takes after her dad so they are very different; a wonderful( well 99% of the time anyway) and long suffering husband.
This is to be my diary of events for a creative crafting sort of person with all the happenings that occur in this day and age in English family life.I am very much learning as I go along, my eldest is my first at all the things that occur in a young person's life as it's all very different from when I was a little girl and I did not grow up in England.
Totally obsessed with textiles and the making of things- anything!
My passion is to make things with yarn or fabric or thread : any textile crafts or beads too.