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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!





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:



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



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



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



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,



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