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Crocodile Stitch Capelet in Dream Baby Violet Fields
I am thrilled to announce that I'm back for an encore Furls CAL!
I'm honored to present another crochet accessory design for you all, especially after the record-breaking participation in our November CAL with the Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves. I had a fabulous time, and hope you did too!
The pattern for this CAL will be released in weekly installments here on the Furls blog. Sign up for the Furls newsletter to stay up-to-date.
I'll also be providing pattern support via the Furls Facebook Group: Fun with Furls. I strongly suggest you join the group--it's not only a helpful resource, but you'll get tons of inspiration and knowledge from crafters from all over the world. There's nothing better than hanging out with like-minded people!
Crocodile Stitch Capelet in Merino Dream Platinum Shades
When folks from Furls invited me back for this January CAL it took me mere seconds to sketch the new design, because I had already been thinking that the Gloves from the December CAL deserved a companion accessory, one that would both complement the Gloves yet look amazing by itself. So I already had an idea in mind, and voilà: The Crocodile Stitch Hooded Capelet was born! A functional and chic accessory to keep you warm all winter.
This capelet has an intriguing aura of mystery about it, and I'm looking forwared to working on it with you! The design features two fun and highly-textured stitches: Crocodile Stitch and Puff Stitch, and construction is simple and easy to execute.
The pattern includes two sizes: small - large and x-large to 3 x-large. Although most capelets claim "one size fits most," I believe that's rarely actually true. Lovely ladies of all sizes deserve pretty handmade accessories that flatter their shape.
The capelet can also easily be customized to become a poncho, and I will provide directions on how to do it. If you want to make a poncho see supplies list for number of skeins.
Add this design to your Ravelry Favorites HERE
Crocodile Stitch Capelet in Merino Dream Prism
If you have been interested in the Crocodile Stitch, this is a perfect opportunity learn it, step-by-step, with support if you have questions or problems. The project is rated "Intermediate," but if you are an adventurous beginner and know the basic crochet stitches (slip stitch, chain and double crochet) you can definitely tackle it, especially with the help of our CAL!
We are using the same two options of self-stripping yarn from Bonita Yarns (my own lovely yarn brand!) we used for the November CAL: Merino Dream (50% wool, 50% acrylic) and Dream Baby 100% acrylic yarn for those allergic to wool or who prefer machine washable pieces.
This way, if you want to make a set with the gloves, you can match them up. There are also some amazing new colors on both collections.
You can choose your yarns HERE.
Here are the number of skeins you'll need. Note I have included the amounts needed for customizing the project into a cape/poncho.
Use promo code ‘BONITAFURLS’ (valid until June 30, 2017) at check out to get 15% off your yarn and ALL products and patterns on the Bonita Patterns site!
|Furls January CAL - Crocodile Stitch Hooded Capelet||# skeins|
|Capelet Size Small - Large||4 skeins|
|Capelet Size X-large - 3 X-large||5 skeins|
|Poncho Variation Small - Large||5 skeins|
|Poncho Variation X-large - 3 X-Large||6 skeins|
* Stitch markers
* Yarn needle for weaving in your ends
Go ahead and get your hook and yarn in these beautiful colors while you can and while supplies last. In our November CAL we re-stocked three times, a few participants experienced delays in getting their yarn, but we got everyone covered for their projects.
We'll be posting a quick review of the Crocodile Stitch video tutorial and a new video showing the Puff Stitch next Monday (Jan 16th) and then the instructions for the first part of this exciting pattern on Monday (Jan 23rd). Stay tuned for more crochet goodness. For now, have fun with our January Crochet-A-Long Giveaway.
Issues, questions with your yarn order? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to add the pattern to your Ravelry Que HERE