Fox Scarf 20.02.2013

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

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!)

This post was originally posted on 20th February 2013.
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