The Cutest Dog Scarf

11 Jul

When it finally got cold here in Brisbane and after jibes from Mr Minx that I only “knit” little trinkets and never actually make anything useful I decided to make some cute animal scarves for The Minimen inspired by this free pattern.

First up is a dog scarf for Rooster.

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It seems like an age ago that I began this scarf but in reality it is probably about 5 weeks ago. I thought is would only take a few days, and initially I was doing really well and then I lost motivation and then it was super hot here last week, like short shorts and singlet weather so the scarf got put to the side, then there was a request for a matching beanie so I started that (there will be a post on that later when it has had its final touches done). Then this week was cold again and I was becoming really quite annoyed at myself for stretching this project far longer than it should have gone for and I want to start on something else so I finished it up this week (all I had to do was stitch eyes on, something so simple and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it!).
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I don’t know when or if Duckman will get a scarf, maybe next winter.

So about the scarf, I used a super soft nylon/acrylic blend for the heads and ears and acrylic for the eyes and bones and cotton for the noses. The ears, heads, noses and bones are all made separately and stitched together.DSC_0691

In the pattern glue on eyes were used, however since Duckman loves to put things in his mouth, food and non food, I thought I would just stitch on some eyes. There was a bit of trial and error in getting the eyes to look neat (I have no embroidery skills), but eventually they came together. To finish it of I pressed it with a damp cloth and low heat on the iron, it doesn’t sit perfectly but it will be wrapped around a neck so no one will know.

I worry that the scarf is a bit flimsy, especially for a whirlwind of a boy such as mine. I guess we’ll see how long it lasts, at least it is finished! and it is very cute.


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4 Responses to “The Cutest Dog Scarf”

  1. mandasiefert39 July 11, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
    That IS cute!!!!!!!

  2. kimberlyakinola July 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    This is lovely.

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