* mumsy

Posted on February 18th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Crochet.

I’ve been meaning to make the mumsy pattern from an old issue of Crochet Me, and the olympics is perfect crochet time. Plus, who doesn’t need something pink to pin to her coat when it’s so cold outside?

I’m disappointed with the pattern, though. I had a hard time with it and ended up just more or less following it. The back round of petals in particular doesn’t seem right. I’m not even posting my first attempt, where I tried this really soft slightly furry reddish-orange yarn my sister got me for Christmas. It ended up looking like something one of my cats would cough up. Ick. This pink acrylic was definitely easier to work with, and the end result is passable, but I have a feeling I’m not going to wear it for very long before I make something else.


8 Responses to “mumsy”

  1. Julie Says:

    I think it’s cute! I *so* want to learn to crochet, but seem to have real trouble with it. Any suggestions for a good beginners book?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Maybe a button with sparkles would make you like it more. I love the color.

  3. Gillian Greding Says:

    Oh, I think it’s lovely. I would wear it in a heartbeat!

  4. Adriana Says:

    I like it. I like it a lot. I think it would look very cute on a dark coloured coat. Nice and bright :-)

  5. Leslie Says:

    I like it a lot! I think it’s adorable in the pink fuzzy yarn you chose, much better than the example shown on the pattern. Be sure to wear it!

  6. Jordan Says:

    It looks a little chubbier than the origional pattern, but that actually makes me like it better.

  7. korinthe Says:

    Julie — try the instructions at http://www.stitchguide.com (Annie’s Attic storefront, but click on “Stitching Help” in the green bar). There are little videos in addition to the written and clearly illustrated instructions.

  8. Sasha Says:

    When you’re done with it, I would SO love to swap with you for it. I love it! It looks like an anemonie…with some sparkle, I’d prolly wear it in my hair all the time!


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