Springtime in Autumn

If this year’s Fall weather is going to all be like what we’ve experienced so far, then it’s going to be wet and dark.  That means I’ll need all the perkiness I could find to make sure the days are not too much of a drag!

I’m not particularly a flower lover but I’ve always wanted to know how to do the crocodile stitch in crochet.  Since I’m home this week, I found an easy pattern — the Croco Flower that gave me an idea of the concept.  The instructions looked kind “say what!” to me when I first looked at them, but the project turned out to be super easy, even for a beginner like me.

I ended up with the below — a little Autumn flower that would go well with my jackets!  A kind of “Spring Flower In Autumn”!    A kind of “Bloom” for the darker days of Fall!

I’m not sure that the yarn I used was the best one.  I’m not sure if I’ll ever use this yarn again.  It’s some Red Heart Fiesta in Coffee (yes … go ahead and curse me yarn snobs, but I do use acrylic .. 😛  LOLOL).  The plying with the multi-coloured gold thread makes the stitches somewhat indistinguishable, but not enough to blind from the overall crocodile stitch effect.  That makes the project not so much of a total bust! 

All that’s left to do is to add a felt backing and attach a pin, then I’m ready to go!!!

Now that I understand the concept, this cowl is my next stop!

Project Details

  • Pattern: Croco Flower
  • Designer: Bonita Patterns
  • Yarn Used:  Red Heart Fiesta — Coffee Colourway
  • Modifications: None
  • Rating: Easy.  Beginner skill level. 
  • Additional Comments:  Will make again in plain yarn colour.

6 thoughts on “Springtime in Autumn

  1. Opal @ Playing with Fiber October 11, 2012 / 3:57 am

    Oh that’s lovely, you did well. I love that cowl, so pretty!

    Oh I use all yarn too, you won’t find me snubbing acrylic yarn. Some of it is very lovely, and some is just awful to work with… just like some of your natural yarns.

    • Nicky October 11, 2012 / 10:29 pm

      Agreed on the yarn and thank you so much for the flower love. 🙂

  2. autumngeisha October 10, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    Love your Autumn Bloom! It looks wonderful with that pretty jacket. Acrylic rules, btw!

    • Nicky October 10, 2012 / 9:39 pm

      It sure does! 😀 I believe there’s a place for everything … animal fiber and acrylic. Thanks for the flower love! I can’t wait to do the cowl!

  3. Spinster October 10, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Pretty flower, nice colours.

    • Nicky October 10, 2012 / 6:46 pm

      Thanks Homie! 🙂

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