Friday, 27 January 2012

Firey Red/Orange Crochet Capelet - Design W419

There is a thing called "exploded lace", whereby you take an old fashioned doily pattern and instead of making it in thin crochet cotton a tiny crochet hook you use a heavy weight yarn and a big crochet hook and "explode" that lace, in other words you make a big version of a tiny thing.  

This crochet capelet has been designed using "exploded lace" and I used Colinette Tagliatelli in shade "Fire" to crochet the capelet.  It is a super bulky ribbon type yarn of 90% Merino Wool/10% Nylon.  I also used red and orange lustre glass beads on the ends of the fringing to match the yarn.

This starts from the neck down and I started on 24 January and was finished by 27th January 2012.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Marble Capelet - Design W419

This is my second capelet in this design.  I've chosen Colinette Tagliatelli in shade Marble, a ribbon type yarn 90% Merino, 10% Nylon and its hand-dyed in Wales.

Started crocheting with 6mm hook on 19th December and finished on 30th December 2011.  Blocking made a huge difference to the capelet and opened up the lace and made it drape as it should.

I used some peridot green lustre glass beads for the end of the fringing.