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.


                    
August 20, 2014 14 comments

14 comments on “Crochet Pattern Flower Stole”

  1. Mara says:

    Wat een mooie kleuren heb je ervoor gebruikt! Ik vind hem heel gaaf, wie weet waag ik me er binnenkort ook aan….

  2. Beautiful pattern! Lovely pictures and styling with natural flowers and garden surrounding the stole. Inspiring to see it as a finished garment, you can get the feeling of the drape of the stole. LOVELY!!

  3. It is very pretty, especially in the colours that you chose and I can see from the photos what you mean about the lovely drape of it, I imagine that it is a nice weight as well. xx

  4. Becca says:

    This is so pretty! And it looks like the perfect kind of size, too! :) x

  5. Ingrid Kopka says:

    Hi Maaike!
    This is so beautiful, what a lovely pattern! I can only imagine how soft it must be due to the bamboo yarn! The nice photos give a good idea! I could also imagine in in a Worsted Wool version for winter!
    Well done!
    Ingrid x
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

  6. Marijtje says:

    Helemaal geweldig! En wat een super foto’s heb je weer gemaakt!! Het materiaal lijkt me heel erg mooi! Groetjes Marijtje

  7. Wonderful! It looks great on you. My favorite picture is the one with movement blur in. Looks divine. Lovely and chic model. :) Well done. This one in a a more shiny yarn or even sparkly yarn for a New Years eve… Perfect with the “little black thing” and high heals on a party night.
    Xxx
    Annette
    My Rose Valley

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      Thanks Annette, it is a litte less regular, the blurry picture but I love it too so I had to include it in the post. I know, it could be perfect for Winter parties too in black or indeed sparkling yarn! xo

  8. Heike says:

    Another truly beautiful piece with endless possibilities.

    Gorgeous…Hxx

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      thank you so much Heike, xo

  9. Love your “Flower Stole” – I’m sure it will be beautiful in almost any kind of yarn, but the yarn and colors you’ve used simply make it a gorgeous piece! Marianne xx

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      thanks so much Marianne! I love it too haha xx

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