Monday, 10 March 2014

Mr Fox fingerless gloves

 Autumn has arrived, so I thought I'd make myself a pair of fingerless gloves. I'd had this cute fox pattern pinned since I saw it last year, it looked a little challenging and I figured it would keep me busy for a while. Once I started, I realised it was actually really easy and it only took a couple of evenings. 

 This pattern was great because I learned two new techiques... foundation single crochet (fsc) where you work the foundation chain and the first row of sc at the same time (this is so great! Working the first row of sc into the chain is always so fiddly!) and Fair Isle Crochet. Fair Isle Crochet is obviously based on the knitting technique of the same name and it's very similar to tapestry crochet, but a bit neater. It was such fun to work and watch the pattern appearing and I'm now quite obsessed with the technique! Must find more Fair Isle patterns asap.

 This pattern is from Little Things Blogged. (I added thumbs to mine for a bit of extra warmth!) I just love the fox pattern even though I know they are pests... but it still seems to me to be a magical thing to look out the window and see a fox in your garden. There's also a sleeping fox amigurumi pattern on the same blog... I have lots of leftover fox coloured yarn so I may need to make one for my windowsill.

Hopefully I won't need to wear these regularly for several weeks yet, but we had a big storm last week and an ex tropical cyclone is forecast to hit next weekend. There's no telling what the weather will do but I'm prepared with my foxes!

6 comments:

  1. I love them! Simply adorable! I am so happy you liked the pattern!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tanya, I'm really glad you shared the pattern :)

      Delete
  2. Those are very cute!
    When I lived in London I encounter many a fox, but my fav memory was watching 2 or 3 young ish foxes playing in the garden. They were playing just like cats would- throwing up something and then pouncing on it & charging around. It was all very cute until I realised what they were playing with - a dead frog!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hah! Not so fun for the frog I guess. I've read that the London foxes are pretty fearless, but I still like to think of them as shy woodland creatures :)

      Delete
  3. I absolutely love these. Wouldnt have a clue how to make them so well done! Taz x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! If you follow the Fair Isle Crochet link in the post it links to some Youtube videos which explain the technique really well. I thought it would be tricky but I found it easy to get the hang of, and I loved seeing the picture appear as I worked! It's worth giving the technique a go I think :)

      Delete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...