amandajocrafts

December 11, 2012

On Some Things to Look Forward To.

I got busy with my hook this weekend and started two new patterns for two exciting things to come in the shop!

The first is a pair of boot cuffs. This pattern was more challenging to create than I had expected. First, I’m not the best mannequin for them, because I think my calves run slightly larger than your average calf (all those years of dance class!). Second, I wanted a good blend between an interesting pattern and something that didn’t take forever to work up. I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out! (And, of course, I had to add a bit of scalloping at the top :))

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Second, I hopped on the start of a newish bandwagon–move over moustaches, peter pan collars are up next! I’ve loved the look of a peter pan collar on cardigans and blouses for a good long time now, and then I started seeing some necklaces that mimic that design. Well, I took it a step further and crocheted a peter pan collar! I absolutely love the way it turned out–the pattern kind of fell right into place naturally, without much redoing on my part to get it the way I wanted it. I’ve ordered some great buttons for it, so I just have to wait for them to come in to start listing on Etsy!

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What were you working on this weekend?

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3 Comments »

  1. LOVE the peter pan collar! The crocheted look (kinda vintage!) is a great twist on the idea. I actually don’t know what the boot cuff is. You’ll have to take a photo of it on someone for peeps like me.
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

    Comment by Jamie "ChatterBlossom — December 11, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    • Oops, forgot to click the box for follow-up comments.

      Comment by Jamie "ChatterBlossom — December 11, 2012 @ 11:06 am

      • 🙂
        Thanks so much! I’m really excited about the collar, too!
        And a boot cuff and literally what it sounds like–you put it on your leg, right below your knee, so it peeks out on top of a pair of boots. I’ll definitely be showing it on when I list it–was just too lazy to put a pair of boots on with my PJs last night!

        Comment by amandajocrafts — December 11, 2012 @ 11:14 am


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