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MiLady
« on: August 29, 2009 11:28:00 AM »

I recently took part in the Pick 'n Choose (round 3) swap and have literally been bursting to be able to share this project. One of the themes I was to craft for was "Springtime" (including butterflies) and so was born this project.

I used the following two patterns:

http://www.coatsandclark.com/NR/rdonlyres/2BC7A1E9-7DB4-4034-BDF2-1B5A367FD680/110704/WR17891.pdf

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315368.0

The pattern for the mittens was adapted from a book that I got out of the library, basically I used the pattern they said to use for guidance and then did my own thing anyway. I can't remember what the book was called though.

I will add photos of the mittens when my camera starts behaving but here is the beret. It is crochetecd in double knit mosss green wool. The mittens are made of the same wool but are lined with cream microfleece. Both feature butterflies crocheted in beige double knit wool which has a gold thread running through it, seed beeds are hand sewn to the butterfly to form the body with a pearl effect bead for the head (this is odd as another of the themes was pearls).

I have an order for 6 of these berets for christmas presents! Cheesy







The pictures of the mittens are here:
« Last Edit: September 03, 2009 08:27:45 AM by MiLady » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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geekella
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 11:31:47 AM »

ooo! i love it! so cute
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MiLady
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009 11:40:05 AM »

I highly reccommend both patterns. The beret is made straight rather than in the round then you sew up the seam so it's really easy to fit it and alter the size to suit and the butterfly appliqu is the best one I found. (also beginner friendly)

The hat looks equally as good without anything on it and I will be making it in a variety of colours!
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009 11:56:32 AM »

Awh, that's so pretty. I love the butterfly.
I might try that beret pattern. It's sounds really easy, and the result is awesome.
Thanks for sharing!
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ConnieStieler
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009 12:00:21 PM »

Looks great!!  I really like the color you chose for the hat.  The butterfly makes a great finishing touch  Wink
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Woodlyn
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009 12:36:58 PM »

The color is perfect for spring time. It looks so fresh! That butterfly is so pretty, I have to use that pattern for something!
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MiLady
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009 08:30:57 AM »

Finally added the other pic! Cheesy Enjoy everyone
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009 08:57:18 PM »

I love the butterfly! Those colors are great together Cheesy
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ConnieStieler
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2009 08:04:50 PM »

I still love the beret, my OMG the mittens are too cute!!
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