Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Very Easy Muff: My First Tutorial

A long time ago, I was given a lovely fur muff to match my Samantha doll. Paired with a winter dress coat, it was the most feminine thing in the world! :) It no longer fits me- so I was inspired to make a new one. Of course we must remember that according to Anne of Windy Poplars, a muff is only to be worn when its Zero degrees.

"'The old porch thermometer says it's zero and the new side-door one says it's ten above,' remarked Anne, one frosty December night. 'So I don't know whether to take my muff or not.'"

Well, I might not stick to that- since it almost *never* gets that cold in Texas! With no further ado- here is my very first tutorial.

Using two different yarns (Lion Chunky Wool- for warmth- and Lion Cameo- for softness) and my trusty 9 mm crochet hook.

I then made a large square piece- about 25 single crochet across, and then the size around you'd like your muff. Not too large, so it won't be drafty... but you don't want it to be too small, either!

Then I stitched it together, making a tube.

...and drew up the sides with cord elastic.

You don't want to make it too tight- it should fit around your wrist comfortably, but once again... don't let any drafts in!

Now you'll need to make a matching hat and scarf. I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial! I'll post a picture of the whole set when I'm finished :)


Emily said...

Now if only I could crochet. I am so inspired but have no teacher. Thanks for sharing. I am bookmarking for when I can crochet! It's lovely.

Anonymous said...

very nice Lauren! You're doing a great job... it looks warm. :) Maybe you can use it soon.

Sarah said...

It looks lovely! I might take the same concept and try one in knitting. It looks so feminine and cozy!

Sommer said...

How lovely! If only I lived in a place that got cold enough for such things!

Lots of love,

Anonymous said...

I haven't visited in awhile so it was nice to get an update of how you've been! :)
The muff looks beautiful!

Mandy said...

You are going to have a smart- looking muff when you are finished! So cute! I love the yarn you chose.

On a side note, didn't you love your Samantha doll? :) I still have mine sitting in my room. She is one of my favorite treasures.

Tiffany said...

Oooh, I love this idea. Florida doesn't usually get to 0 either, but I'm always cold, nonetheless. I think I'll have to make one. Thank you sharing it! You yarns look so warm and cozy.


btw I tagged you for a 6 Random Things meme on my blog. :-)

Anonymous said...

That's so pretty, Lauren! I am completely impressed with your crochet creativity!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just found your blog through 'She works with her hands in delight'.
I really liked reading your past few posts. I plan on stopping by often! God bless.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love that! How cute! Thanks so much for posting pictures!

I have tagged you over on my blog!


Amy said...

I love muffs!!

I tagged you for six random things!


Anonymous said...

Anne would have been talking about Celsius, remember, so 32 Fahrenheit.


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