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The Yarn Stash Project: Week Eight (Brooches)

The Yarn Stash Project: Week Eight (Brooches)

The Yarn Stash Project: Week Eight (Brooches)

This week I felt like I stretched my fingers a little bit more (at least creatively thinking) and decided to work on some of the more difficult yarns out of my challenge box.  You know, the ones that I complained about for Week 5.

 

Well, I took some of those yarns, and got to work!

 

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Instead of making hats, or scarves, or other wintery things, I wanted to THINK SPRING!  So using a combination of patterns (The Croco Flower from Ravelry, a French pattern – it had pictures! – called La Broche Crochetée, and my own Cutsie Crocheted Flower), a handful of cool buttons, and some good ol’ fashioned trial and error, I came up with these fun, one-of-a-kind brooches:

 

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Pale Green Croco Flower with Light Brown & Glittery Dark Brown Circular Background and Bronzey Button

 

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Blue Cutsie Flower with Purple/Pink Eyelash Yarn Background and Sparkled Button Center

 

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Pale Green Ripple Flower with Dark Green Wool Star Center and Half Circle Background with Sparkled Button Center

 

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Hot Hot Pink Cutsie Flower with Double Stranded Black Wool Flower Background and Oil Spill Black Button Center

 

 

Now, I’ll admit I still need to attach the brooch fasteners, but the hard part (design and execution) is over!  What’s got you inspired for spring this week?

 

Looking forward to warmer days,

 

~M

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