Portions for Foxes

Added Apr 25, 2012

by tungufoss

Gardabaer, Iceland

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During my recent trip to the States, from where I acquired a good sum of knitting/crocheting books, I was inclined to give crocheting another go. My first task: a foxy scarf inspired by something I stumbled upon on pinterest Bees Knees Knitting. I don’t really know how to crochet, so the jargon only confuses me, thus I decided to opt for a freestyle version mimicking the fox – although those who are fluent in crochet reading can buy her pattern for $6 on Etsy.

I found some leftover yarn from god only knows when was last used and armed with my 5.5mm hook and my Happy Hooker (I just love the Stitch’n’bitch bookseries!) I made a fair attempt at crocheting. My mom came to my rescue every single time I had to start a new piece from scratch (I can cast on, but that first row is just beyond my capabilities). I soon found out that I had nowhere near enough yarn to replicate the aforementioned fox inspiration. Hence, my new mission was now to make a children’s version and give it to my 6 year old niece for first of summer. I guess this qualify to be a very belated “paying it forward“ from all the knickknacks my aunt has given me growing up. Besides, it’s not really suited for a 26 year old wannabe-adjunct at the University of Iceland now is it?

Over the past week I has been slowly coming along. But I’ve found out from my handcraft heroes — my 86 year old grandmother and forever 26 aunt that my crocheting skill are [quote] oafish [/quote] and my taste in colors is obscene. It’s supposed to be a fox, and I don’t see many pink foxes running around?! Disregarding their sentiments, I soldiered on and this is what I came up with.

For a first attempt, I’m quite pleased with myself. Lets just hope that my 6 year old niece is not as harsh a critic as other members of my immediate family.

Material Notes

Yarn in brown/rust, beige/white and charcoal/black – 5.5 mm crochet hook – 2 two buttons for eyes

Difficulty

Novice

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Categories

Season
Fall
For
Children
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Geek
Material
Wool

Credits

Happy Hooker
Bees Knees Knitting

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    Dec 7, 2012, 12.16 AMby loyl8

    Love it!! I saw this one and really want to make 2 mommy daughter set.

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      Dec 17, 2012, 10.28 AMby tungufoss

      Go for it! My niece loves hers. Although she doesn’t really use it properly in the cold winter. She prefers to keep it off her neck and in her hands to play and run around with. I guess when she finally catches a cold, her aunt will get the blame ;-)

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    May 3, 2012, 11.41 PMby pixelink

    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!

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    Apr 26, 2012, 03.58 AMby JulietSews

    Love this! I’d wear it as an adult…

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    Apr 25, 2012, 03.35 PMby wildflower31

    What a great variation on a keyhole scarf.

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