10 April 2014

Crochet Baktus Wrap




I finished my baktus.  Do I like it?  Yes, I do.  I really, really do.

It's super snuggly as a scarf but I'm also thinking of the summer and those long alfresco suppers when the sun has dipped and there's a slight chill in the air.

In fact, I'm making another one in cornflower blue.


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The details ...

As I mentioned before, I used this pattern as my guide, three balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in 'apple' and a 5mm hook.  I'm quite a tight crocheter so using a smaller hook wouldn't have resulted in enough drape as the whole thing is worked in double crochet (US single crochet).

I doubled crocheted all around the edge, then gave it a gentle hand wash and a jolly good blocking before adding the simple pink trim.

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31 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE this. It really is a thing of beauty.....and really perfect for those nippy summer alfresco evenings. Gorgeous colours too....and cornflower next?....wow.....sigh.......xxxxxx

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  2. Beautiful, such a pretty colour. xx

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  3. Truly gorgeous Heather, and not at all surprised you have no 2 all lined up already. The colours are just perfect together.
    Kate x

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  4. Absolutely lovely! Perfect for spring into summer...and snap! We have a pink-and-green theme going on between us today! I might have to make this baktus to match my mandala! The blue shade is stunning, too, I wonder what colour border you will use? Chrissie x

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  5. As soon as your blog pops into my reader I know I will love what I see. Gorgeous as always Heather. ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. What a lovely thing to say, Louise. Thank you so much. x

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  6. It's lovely Heather, I really like this versatile make. The green is gorgeous and the blue is going to look stunning too, look forward to seeing no. 2 finished. Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Jane x

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  7. It's truly gorgeous Heather. I love the pink and green together, so pretty. I'm sure your blue one will be equally beautiful.
    Marianne x

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  8. Really sweet shawl. I love your color picks.

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  9. Love it! That green just shouts 'spring' and the pink edging is a perfect foil for it, subtle but striking all the same. Have fun hooking it's blue friend :)

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    1. Correction, its blue friend ... my apostrophes are out of control here!

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    2. I think I would have automatically put the possessive apostrophe in, Annie, but after you corrected yourself, I did a bit of investigation and you're absolutely right - IT'S not needed! Your apostrophes are never out of control. x

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  10. Oh Heather...absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and it looks soooo soft and cuddly. I'm knitting a similar shape in very fine alpaca at the moment but it's taking FOREVER...you've inspired me to press on xxxxx

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  11. So so pretty, Heather!! Am besotted since I saw it on Pinterest this morning! It is feminine and lush! enjoy your Easter!, Pati x

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  12. It's gorgeous, Heather! I love the green and pink together and the cornflower blue one will be just as pretty. Happy hooky weekend! E x

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  13. Oh Heather...it's so petty!!! Those shades of pink and green are so lovely together, so girly! Can't wait to see the blue one all done. I love your dotted hooks too. So adorable! ♥ Paulette

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  14. I am in awe of anyone who has time to do anything, my lovely!! I love this so much! clever girl. Your crochet is so neat and I love the colour. Must go, it's 9.30pm and I must take the princess to bed now.

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  15. stupid iPad stopped me posting more. x x x x x.

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  16. It's lovely Heather! I love the colour, and the pretty pin trim is just the perfect contrast.
    Gill xx

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  17. It is so pretty and I love the colour. Love the colour too of the new yarn!! xx

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  18. Really really pretty, its gonna be so stunning in blue
    Love it
    Karen x

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  19. I love this Heather - you've done a beautiful job with it and the colours are 'spot-on' for lovely Springtime as well as whenever you fancy wearing it! Joy xo

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  20. This is really lovely and I adore the colour you selected next, I can't wait to see that one... :)

    S x

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  21. Love it!
    You're right- perfect for summer evenings. And the blue is really gorgeous.
    Can't wait to see it.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Sarah xx

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  22. Ooh, how pretty Heather!...I love the colours and this is one of my favourite yarns so I'm just imagining how beautiful and soft it must feel....definitely perfect for summer evenings....It seems such a long time since we've had those evenings in the garden, doesn't it?...It's so cold here today!
    I just love the cornflower blue shade too...it's going to be beautiful...x
    Happy New Week,
    Susan x

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  23. Oh this is just lovely. I love the green one but can't wait to see the blue one. And what colour you choose for the edging on the blue one.
    Have a lovely week
    x

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  24. I really like the colours you've put together, it's the perfect spring time wrap :-)

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  25. This is absolutely gorgeous Heather. I loves it. Love that blue yarn you have lined up next too. I'm using the shell pink version of that yarn in a shawl I'm making at the moment. It's a delight to work with. Have a lovely Easter weekend xxx

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  26. Oooooh Heather your shawl is really REALLY pretty, I love the colours you used, the blue is also going to look a picture. I am very tempted to make one for myself :o)
    Happy Easter!
    love Jooles x x x
    P.S Love Love Love your new look ..... so fresh and pretty x

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  27. I just love this, it's so elegant and perfectly spring-ish. I am very taken with the thought of one in blue, I have to say. Lush. xx

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  28. That's just beautiful Heather. Shame on you for showing that gorgeous blue yarn, it's exactly the shade of blue I adore. Now I'll be obsessed thinking of it until payday. Look forward to seeing this one finished too. X

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