Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Fox Scarf

Last week when sipping on my usual morning coffee and sleepily browsing the internet, I stumbled upon an absolute dream of a crochet project.


I found this project on one of the facebook pages I follow, and was smitten the moment I saw it! I knew I'd be making one of these bad boys sometime very soon.
It's a fox scarf by Beeskneesknitting and the pattern can be found on her Etsy shop along with many other gorgeous creations.

It was when showing pictures of this project to a friend and seeing him also fall in love with it that made me rush out and buy the yarn. I just had to make it!!! In fact I have three planned....One for me, one for my friend Adam, and one for my little sister, Hannah.


I chose to use Soft Merino wool, as the colours seemed perfect! It's also a total dream when worked up and draped around your neck and is perfect for the cold months here in Hamburg.
I  also bought some bright shiny eyes from the craft store, they seemed appropriate for a red haired fox!
Then I began working up a foxy frenzy!
The pattern was extremely simple and easy to follow. I  had a little concern about the changing of colours at the beginning of the pattern. I thought it may be too tricky and the result would be me throwing a strop! Nothing to worry about! It was all plain sailing and I was chuffed to bits with the results!!


Once the head was complete, it was time to add on the bright glass eyes. They certainly added some character.


Then some ears.... The ears were made separately and then sewn on to the head of the fox.


Once I was passed working up the head of the fox, I added the front legs to this menacing character.


The legs were attached and it was time for the main section of the scarf to be worked up. This section was very simple and extremely soothing to crochet. Row after row of thick luxurious wool. MMMMMMMMMMMM!!


Finally another pair of legs was added and a tail was created to finish off this fox perfectly.


Here he is!!!!


Makes me smile just looking at these pictures!
Of course I couldn't let my sister be in town and not have her model her new fox scarf.




I am beyond pleased with how this scarf turned out! I've finished one for Hannah (she loves it!)  and will be finishing off the other to post to Adam later this week.


Maybe I'll wait with making mine until later in the year, ready for next winter. The thought of this cute scarf keeping me snuggly and warm thrills me endlessly!! (it does't take much!)

54 comments:

  1. Wow love the scarf.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  2. Love it Matt .... might have to get the pattern myself. Your sister is very pretty and looks like a professional model - maybe she is ??

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    1. Oh no she's not a professional model although she will be very happy you thought so. I'll tell her later!! She is very pretty, I'm extremely proud of her! xx

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  3. Fantastic Mr. Fox scarf! Your sister models this beautiful pattern and your work perfectly!

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  4. A lovely and very unusual scarf Matt, very cute!
    Angie x

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  5. That is a very cute scarf Matt!

    And your foto's are very good!

    Liefs Ingrid

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  6. So cute. I wish it was cold here so I could wear one!

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  7. beautiful scarf...such a nice idea to make it "foxy"! You sister modeled it very well, she is so pretty! Keep warm and have a nice day, Matt!

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  8. oh Matt, the scarf looks absolutely fab, I bet it was such fun to make!

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  9. Precioso, y parece tan calentito... que suerte tienen tu hermana y tus amigos !!

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  10. Hihi, wonderful scarf! I agree with those above who have said your sister is pretty. You look alike :).

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  11. Very lovely scarf, and as always awesome images!

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  12. so cute! I think I'll order the 'cat' scarf pattern for myself!

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  13. Wow! That scarf looks so cool and fun!

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  14. Matt, the scarf is so cute! I have to make one for my 22-year-old daughter, as she is mad for foxes right now. And your sister is a very pretty girl! Nancy

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  15. Lovely, and love your enthusiasm!

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  16. My word - your sister is stunning! I love how your scarf turned out and I must say, your enthusiasm for this project is contagious, as I now have plans to make three (possibly four) as well... both daughters and then the roommates of the eldest daughter have tugged on my sleeves with those pleading faces... lol. There are worse things than having people pining for a homemade creation so I'll take it!

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  17. hahahahah that's so cute! love it! (wow, you have some good genes in your family - you and your sister are both so good looking)

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  18. I have this scarf in my crochet Pinterest board for a future project; I am so happy to hear a report on how it worked up. Your work is beautiful.

    My parents were antiques dealers and when I was little, I had a real fox stole (antique). I don't know if I still have him tucked away somewhere. Anyway, I would NEVER wear a real animal, so this totally tugs at my heartstings. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. What a beautiful scarf AND sister! I'm sure you'll get lots of remarks when wearing it about town.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  20. Your fox looks wonderful! I made the BeesKnees racoon scarf the same way. :) Lovely patterns!!!
    http://hookedonyarncake.blogspot.ca/2013/01/genuine-raccoon.html

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  21. It looks great! Usually when I see a pattern like that my first thought is 'that would be great for my 10 year old niece but not for me', but when I saw the pictures of your sister it changed my opinion completely :)

    Love, Kirsten

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  22. That is absolutely adorable!! Just be sure and keep it out of the henhouse. :-)
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  23. Hello
    I saw your blog, and I have really enjoyed your work. That despite not knowing how to crochet, I have apreder, I have to, I have fallen in love your colors, your design, your enthusiasm
    thanks
    Greetings from Spain
    Lola

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  24. Aww Matt he's so adorable! So much better than a real fox too :-)

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  25. Caramba! te estas especialisando! cada vez muestras cosas más lindas!
    me encantó la bufanda es preciosa!
    y tu hermana parece una modelo profesional! muy chula!

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  26. Algo más me encató el color de la lana, besos

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  27. Wow! That is very unusual and you did a great job. It looks terrific on your sister. She's a beautiful girl. The eyes of the fox are perfect!

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  28. How cute that fox is! It seems like it was a very enjoyable project from start to finish! :)

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  29. I love it! realy nice!!

    http://agullallanera.blogspot.com.es

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  30. What a beautiful scarf and sister! LOVE♥♥♥!:)

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  31. Prachtig, mooi gemaakt!
    Ik ga je volgen.
    Lieve groet, Monique van Haakmaatje
    http://haakmaatje.blogspot.nl/

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  32. Hi there! I was so excited to come across your blog! I was searching online for granny square tips and stumbled into your cheerful, colorful space! Love the pretty things you make——look forward to reading more!

    J.

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  33. Wow! That is one fantastic (Mr Fox) scarf! And your sister is gorgeous. Well, she is your sister...

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  34. Love it! Very cute!
    Obrigada.

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  35. Wow - what a fab idea for a scarf, brilliant work :-)

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  36. This scarf is adorable ... and so are you! You always make me smile, Matt!

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  37. I love this scarf and have been tempted to buy it, may just have to..... lol
    Your sister is very pretty.
    xo

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  38. Wunderschön!!! Mein Kompliment! Werde mir auch so eine schleife häckeln! Grüsse aus der schweiz:-) cati

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  39. That's sooooo awesome! You look like the kind of person who is really enjoying their work :)
    About the bloggy thing, don't worry to much about it. It's something that comes up on many blogs lately... People are busy crafting, but when time progresses and other (necessary) things pop up and have priority, blog posts are becoming erradic because people feel the need to blog about the things they make because they always did, and not about normal life because they never did. Don't worry, crafting cannot always be our #1 priority as much as we would like to. I actually told my bf yesterday the same thing, how hard I find it to keep juggling all the things... Blogging, crafting, maintaining a social life, working at my parttime job, and all while trying to finish an internship properly. It's just hard and I think most people will understand when something like this happens. If they don't, they obviously are no crafters with a life hahaha!

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