Monday, August 3, 2009

Capelets Take Flight

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I've been working on a new project. Hiding away click click clicking with the crochet hook. Writing down what I've done. Typing it out. Printing it up. Click click clicking again to refine. And on and on it went. Prototypes of girls' capelets were produced and refined and the patterns recorded. Until at last those patterns are finished and just right! Two PDF crochet patterns for girls capelets. Whimsical Wishes for 2 to 6 year olds is modelled in the top photos by a couple of little treasures. Flights of Fancy for 8 to 12 year olds is below it. I haven't nabbed a live model for this one yet tho must confess I've been wearing it myself.

You know I don't usually feature my own art work on here but I have to say that those PDF patterns are for sale in my Etsy store!

To celebrate I'm giving away three copies of each pattern. Leave a comment if you want one. Leave a comment even if you don't! I'll do a random no generation on Saturday 8th.

This video shows how I feel (substitute crochet hook for knitting needles) after crocheting a pile of these capelets.


....and the winners are....nos 1, 2, 3 etc...yes everybody who left a comment up to today has won one of the patterns! I'll email you over the next day or so to finalise.

27 comments:

BettsyKingston said...

These are ADORABLE, you clever thing.

Marg said...

Oh I love the capelets. Over recent years I've created many and varied crocheted blankets, scarves, cushion covers and a couple of jackets but haven't crochec for almost 12 months now. These capelets make me feel like taking up the hook again .... HOWEVER ... the last knit movie did ring lots of warning bells. Great clip and oh so true.

Ali said...

These are gorgeous Chrisy! Well done - I especially like the one for older girls (I'd wear it too!!) Lovely colours.
I've just started crocheting so I think these lovely patterns would be a little above my skill level! :)

Sara said...

The capelets are awesome!

Hey Harriet said...

Well it's about time you shared some of your own awesome creations here on your blog Chrisy! You are so clever and these capelets are amazingly gorgeous! As I cannot crochet to save my life, don't count me in on the draw :)

Good luck to all those entering!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh and the video clip was great!

Bird Bath said...

these are wonderful! well done.
I would also love to wear the larger version myself. I've been thinking about extending my skills beyond the scarf...

Renee said...

Chrisy they are adorable.

You do know me Chrisy. I think you know me from way back. I have a feeling.

Thank you. I love you.

Renee xoxo

Rose said...

Ohh how sweet these are Chrisy. I love that youve shown us some of your work, i would love to see more of your work! To be honest, i didnt even know that you did any type of craft like this.
Such gorgeous little models too :) I would totally wear those first pink/purple ones...if they would fit! The one you made yourself is lovely too. I dont think i could ever make anything like that, i can knit a scarf...thats about it, ive never croched before unfortunately. I also love the purple tutu one of your models is wearing, i want one! :)

Rose

LindaGJ said...

Just stumbled upon these darling caplets! They are beautiful! I don't need any patterns as I don't know how to read crochet instructions, but will take a look at your art work!!! Gorgeous work!!!
Loved the video!
Linda :)

studioJudith said...

My, my .. . how clever! I have several vintage caplets, which I love throwing on over coats and jackets --- - but, I've never seen anything like these. Now you have my imagination stoked: even though I don't crochet!
( all that counting intimadates me ... . )

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Your capelets are beautiful! Oh the colors! I love them! What a sweet treasure to find on your blog today. BEAUTIFUL!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Oh, and always love the videos you share. So amazing!

Gabbi said...

Lovely capelets! I'm not good at all at crocheting, but that certainly is an amazing giveaway...

Michelle said...

Oh cool!I'd like to see more of your own work on here too.....x

Emjie said...

Oh, I love those capelets. So lovely and feminine.

Emjie said...

I just blogged about your capelets over at... http://emjietreasures.blogspot.com/2009/08/cute-crotchet-capelets.html

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

So absolutely adorable! I must confess, I wear a caplet during the winter while I sit at the computer..not as cute as those!

Sam said...

Those capeletes would make any little girl feel like a million dollars Chrisy!! They are gorgeous! I used to be known for my excentric knitting - I knitted a king sized woolen bedspread one year! That strange little film - I was just like that woman knitting!!

lyptis said...

Oh lovely!
Always nice to see what other people are working on! Especially nice people!;)
Those capelets sure look warm and colourful!
Now id like to see a picture of U wearing one, that wud be interesting!

Have to watch the clip later, got restricted internet time atm til my man comes out of the bath, will do it later after he falls asleep!;)

lyptis said...

Nice clip, sweet.

I thought of u being the woman, coz u said thats how u felt like!;)

Elise said...

Well done you - they look fantastic !

Hot Fudge said...

Forget the ankle biters - get some of those fantastic capelets out to us grannies!

Trish Goodfield said...

These are just so brilliant, nothing like those pastel things my beloved grandmother used to make us when we were kids.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Chrisy,

The capelets are precious! I crochet too. :0) I love writing my own patterns too...it's fun to see where it takes you!

I think this pattern will be a hit!!

Have a lovely day,
Stephanie

Tinniegirl said...

Chrisy, these are absolutely wonderful. You clever thing. I have just the little girl in mind for one of these. She'll love it, and I'll love making it for her.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Chrisy,

I read your comment at my blog about me winning the capelet patterns! YAY!! I see your email address so I'll email right away. :0)

Thanks so much!
Stephanie