When she did manage to find a way to wear it, it kept slipping off her shoulders, so she asked if I would make her a wee brooch to wear with it.
She picked two patterns she liked from Pinterest, and I couldn't decide which one to make, so I made both!
First up, we have this lovely flower brooch by Ali Burdon.
My mum asked for this to be in a jadey green, but I sadly ran out of this colour before the last round. I used this nice rose colour for the last round as I thought it went nicely with the jade and then purple of the shawl. I made this using a 5mm hook, as I tried it with a 4mm in the first place, but it was too fiddly for me to see what I was doing.
I finished it off with this sweet, glittery button.
The second brooch is this cute little owl by Laura Maxwell.
This was really easy to work up, though I'm not sure I got the instructions for drawing the wool through the ears to make them more pointy quite right. Also, anything I make that has a face always has a certain mad look about it, and this owl is no different. Still a wee cutie though.
Yarn Used for Flower Brooch:
- Lion Brand Vanna's Choice:
Yarn Used for Owl Brooch:
- Stylecraft Special DK:
- Hayfield Baby Sparkle DK:
- Little Mermaid.
- Woolcraft Baby Care Prints DK:
- Scheepjes Catona: