Every year for Mardi Gras, I try to create something new to add to my increasing collection of boob related accessories. (I know, I know). This year I had an order for a boob scarf that I barely got done before we left so I was running rather short on time. I decided to try my hand at pompoms.
It turned out pretty easy and very fast.
I used a 2-inch pompom maker. I wanted them to be fairly large.
Using your dark pink, wrap the center of the pompom maker about 10 times. Then using the light pink wrap over the center and to the sides of the pink as large as you want this ring to be. Then using the flesh tone wrap until your pompom maker is full. I left pretty long strings after I tied up the pompom so that I could attach them to barrettes. After I tied them on they were good to go.
The tended to flop around a little bit as my hair is really fine and doesn’t provide a very sturdy support system.
The same method could easily be used to make target pompoms which I might do later.
I’m still testing a couple of patterns, but they should be up soon. I lost my whole weekend of crochet due to traveling. I can crochet on a plane, but not in a car.
In honor of Fat Tuesday, here are the Boobie Barrettes I whipped up for parade this year. They can be attached to any type of clip barrette.
Enjoy Mardi Gras.
Copyright 2012: Drunken Aunt Wendy Designs
Materials, Abbreviations, Notes
I love this yarn – Hot Rose (A)
I love this yarn – Pink (B)
Vanna’s Choice – Beige (C)
Size E crochet hook
Large eye blunt needle
2.5 inch bar barrettes
SC – Single Crochet
INC – 2 SC in designated stitch
DEC – SC 2 stitches together
Gauge is not important for this project
Note – this project is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join the rounds.
In A, ch 2,
4 SC in 2nd chain from hook
(INC, SC) 2 times (6), change colors to B in last stitch
INC in each stitch (12), change colors to C in last stitch
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
6-7. 2 rows SC
8. (2 SC, DEC) 6 times (18)
9. (SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
10. (DEC) 6 times (6)
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Close up opening and sew to the barrette being careful not to sew the clip closed.
Make another one and sew to barrette beside the first one.
This year it is going to be pretty warm for the Mardi Gras parade. I decided Boobie Barrettes might be the way to go.
Mardi Gras is coming up here in St. Louis. The Pet Parade is tomorrow with the full on parade next weekend. I felt my puppy should be properly dressed, so I fashioned him a mini boob scarf. He’s only four pounds so it is really mini.
He’s all ready for tomorrow. Here’s hoping its warm enough to actually venture out.
It snowed this morning and tried to shut down St. Louis. Made some mulled wine for dinner and whipped these up to help keep us warm at Mardi Gras this year.
I personally think they are hilarious.
Just under 40 days until the big parade here in St. Louis.