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Topic: Holiday Pie-Rets (Pie Berets)  (Read 16182 times)
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« on: November 24, 2008 03:44:15 PM »

I have been infused with some serious crochet mojo combined with a touch of holiday spirit for the past few weeks. Now, you all know what that means...Oh yes, that definitely portends a bit of twist in my yarn!

Introducing Holiday Pie-rets!



These crocheted versions of round flaky goodness are just in time for Turkey Day! And yes, you can be sure I will be wearing pie to my family's Thanksgiving feast. So, let's take a look at my crusty choices shall we?

There is the always popular seasonal delight, Pumpkin Pie-ret...



Topped with a dollop of cream...





OR how about a touch of dark and rich Pecan Pie-ret...





And my personal fave, the Cranberry Orange Pie-ret with lattice crust!





It's a tough choice to be sure.

Onto the crochet stats...

The Pecan and Cranberry Pie-rets were crocheted with an F hook and some of my Cascade 220 stash. An F hook combined with this light worsted yarn creates a very tight fabric. This is exactly the effect I was attempting to achieve as I was aiming for structure, not drape. My challenge during the design process for both of these Pie-rets was creating a perfectly shaped circle while using a popcorn stitch pattern. Needless to say, frogging ensued before I came up the correct increase to stitch ratio. I am happy with the results.

The Pumpkin Pie-ret was also crocheted with an F hook. However, I chose to use Lamb's Pride worsted for this one. Don't think I would choose this yarn again for this type of project. The FO ended up being too heavy for my taste. I will use Cascade 220 going forward should I ever decide to crochet another dessert-themed hat!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008 03:52:56 PM »

mmmmm, pie.  these look awesome  Cheesy
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I want for nothing these things.
ladylinoleum
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008 03:54:04 PM »

Yeah, got to love pie.  Thank you!!
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Ahdora
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008 03:55:33 PM »

These are awesome!  I wish I had a few for my family, but I'm hopeless at crochet. Cheesy

Thanks for sharing your delicious pie-rets!
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008 04:01:45 PM »

So cool!
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purringbubbles
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008 04:15:38 PM »

these are functional and delicious.  double thumbs up!
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ladylinoleum
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008 04:32:44 PM »

Thanks guys!!
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wendyloo
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008 04:59:40 PM »

Wow, those are great!
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loca4crafts
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008 05:03:08 PM »

These are so creative.  I love them.
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008 05:03:36 PM »

heehee.  those are awesome!!
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