Sunday, March 27, 2011

Adventures In Crochet Design - Part Three

I can't believe the cape is almost finished! It still needs four buttons and a pretty ribbon to lace around the neck line, but other than that, I think I'm done!

This is a close up detail of the neck and button placket. The pink colored scrap of yarn marks the middle of the back, and the blue yarn bows mark the buttonholes.

Here's a picture of the (almost) completed cape. Would you believe there wasn't even a breeze until I put my shoes and socks on to go outside to take some photo's of it? The minute I put the hanger on the clothesline, the wind started gusting!

A closer view of the cape. My family here thinks it's very pretty, but I have to wait and see what my great-aunt Mary Jane thinks of it, as I made it for her sister.

A close up view of one of the armholes. I marked the top of them with blue yarn, and haven't removed them yet as I haven't decided if I should use a border of single crochet around them yet or not.

So there you have it. One Victorian-style cape, designed and made by me. I'm interested in hearing what you think of it.

Happy hooking!


glor said...

Just beautiful. You did an amazing job.

Faith said...

oh, this is so are so creative and did a beautiful job.

Knitman said...

Beautiful work! Regardless if the recipient thinks so or not. Excellent.