Crochet Pattern Flower Stole
At last all bits and pieces came together; photography, pattern, diagrams and finally this blog post in which I proudly present to you the ‘crochet pattern flower stole’.
It was a total pleasure for me to get to know Vinnis Colours Bambi**, a lovely soft 70% organic cotton and 30% bamboo blend from South Africa. After touching it and feeling the softness, I knew right away I wanted to create something from this yarn that was wearable. Not exactly a garment, but definitely something that touches your skin when you wear it.
After a couple of hours I came up with the flower design and planned to align them in a row as a necklace- scarf. However, after a couple of flowers I discovered the flowers all together developed a decent weight and therefore draped nicely around my neck, but also got out of shape in one row. The solution to using the drape and keeping the shape, was to add more flowers at the bottom. A nice lace like edging to keep it all together, and the stole was born.
I have worn it a few times now and I am pleasantly surprised by how it keeps shape and does not pill. The colours work perfectly well for long Summer nights, together with my dresses. However I am very tempted to make a Winter party version in black or navy, to take with me to Christmas parties and such.
The pattern is available on Etsy and Ravelry. It includes left and right handed step by step images, clear diagrams for the flowers as well as the edging, row by row descriptions in either US terms, UK terms or Dutch. I have rated it a level 3 pattern; intermediate, however with the detailed pattern, images and diagrams I am sure it is suitable for beginners with a little experience too.
I hope you’ll enjoy making and wearing this stole as much as I did and do!
**NOTE: you can find Vinnis Colours Bambi in the following yarn shops: Trollenwol in Driebergen, Ja, Wol in Rotterdam, Ajoure in Joure and De Textielfabrique in Dordrecht. Also available in the following webshops: Wieniemel, Trikoo, Textielfabrique. Wholesale through Scaapi.