vintage fan crochet pattern

Vintage Fan Scarf
100% superfine merino wool, crochet.

I just love this vintage crochet fan pattern. I first tried it on a little pram snuggle blanket, after discovering the pattern on a sweet blog I frequent, called Meet me at Mikes. Pip (from Meet me at Mikes) is quite the crafty legend around this part of the world, and her blog is a lovely inspiring place to visit.

Anyway after making Gelato Fans I decided I wanted to try the pattern for a scarf. I made the scarf in two halves that I joined in the middle, so the pattern is the same at each end of the scarf. I think the pattern ended up working quite well for a scarf and love the way the mustard/pumpkin colour contrasts with the rich denim blue – a good jeans scarf I’m thinking. The yarn is luxuriously soft and was a delight to work with – I never knew wool could be so soft and fluffy.

I’ve made this scarf for the “made it” challenge on ‘Woolhogs’ blog. I love the idea of supporting another newish blog, especially when the lovely Maryanne is making such admirable efforts in getting together crafty folk from blogs all over the world. Well done Woolhogs – it’s a fab idea!

Wishing you a happy crafty week ahead.


gelato fans

Gelato Fans ‘Pram Snuggle’ Blanket.
100% Cotton, Crochet.

This little blankie really is just perfect to snuggle bubs up in the pram or car seat.
It’s little… light… airy… pretty… pastel… soft… delicate…

Found this gorgeous vintage fan pattern here via the lovely blog ‘Meet me at Mikes’.

I have plans for another blanket with this pattern already! It may look tricky but it’s really a very easy pattern to follow. I just love how such simple crochet stitches can make incredibly effective patterns.

Back to the honey & lemon drinks and hook for me… happy day to you.