One of My Favorite Patterns Gets Embellished

Oct 9, 2013

Do you have favorite patterns? You know, one of those designs that work up quickly, make excellent gifts, and always manage to find a way into your closet as well. One of those patterns for me is the Orchard Mitts design by Chelsea Norquay. I own two pairs of my own mitts and have crocheted many pairs for gifts.

 
   

The spike stitch texture creates a slightly thicker fabric that still retains great flexibility. Perfect for chilly evenings of crochet or afternoons on the computer. And I love the look of the texture. Spike stitch works well in both solid and variegated yarns, so the options are endless.

Recently, I started exploring a new possibility, embellishments. A couple of months ago, a copy of Molly Makes Crochet arrived on my doorstop. I was instantly in love with the Applique Flower.  I needed to find a project that I could embellish.

 

The result was a gorgeous pair of purple Orchard Mitts with a delicate white flower embellishment worked in fingering-weight yarn at the right wrist. Perfect!

My next project is a pair of navy blue mitts with a full flower on the left mitt and a partial flower on the fight mitt. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. The possibilities are endless.

Best wishes,

P.S. How would you embellish a pair of mitts?


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