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Topic: a story of hoods, and granny squares  (Read 5178 times)
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SylvChezPlum
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« on: April 15, 2010 03:03:25 AM »


I bought this jacket a couple years ago, the hood was soooo cute and I loved the cheery colors too. Both my daughters wore it, and the youngest still does. It makes me happy whenever she does. :-)

So when I started thinking about making them a new cardigan, I thought long and hard about how to  make a similar hood. AND to incorporate as well my current favorite crocheted feature, the granny square (& its variations)

After numerous sketches and ripping and recrocheting, here's the result. I'm so happy with it :-D
Only flaw is the hood is actually the right size for my oldest, while the body fits perfectly my youngest.. Ahem. Please pretend you didn't know ;-)


Then I made another one for my older daughter, this time without the hood. What I love is the feminine look of the flare given by the triangle grannies around the hips.

Now I totally need one for myself too. :-D

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010 03:22:08 AM »

Those are AMAZING!  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010 03:44:26 AM »

These are definitely gorgeous. I'm jealous of your daughters - I want a pointed hook jacket. I also really like the granny squares adding the extra bits of interest - makes it seem more elfish to me. The colouring is really sweet as well.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010 04:16:50 AM »

These are adorable (as are your daughters)!  Those granny squares/triangles are a lovely feature.  I would totally wear both those cardigans myself.    Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010 04:18:39 AM »

Those are both beautiful, you did a great job and I agree - those triangles do give it some feminine shaping - I want one for myself too!
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010 04:58:23 AM »

I absolutely adore the blue one with the huge hood. Its soo cute. Overly large hoods are very popular right not where I live. Lots of teens/kids wear them. So your daughter is actually in high fashion. ^-~
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010 05:01:33 AM »

Wow these are gorgeous!
Very very pretty, I love the granny squares being included, and the colours are just lovely.

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2010 05:23:39 AM »

wow, thanks everybody for the great comments.. so glad you like them as much as I do ! :-D
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010 06:13:07 AM »

Those are amazing! I would totally wear one of those myself, too!
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010 06:48:49 AM »

I love the blue one!
Way too cute... Great job!
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