Wednesday, December 3
I was trying to make a scarf for my niece. I really loved a pattern from the book, Teach Yourself to Visually Crochet (which by the way is an excellent tool for MANY stitches). I chose bright purple and snow white yarns for her scarf. The snow white goes in the middle of the purple. It looked so delicious in pink and white on the model in the book. Well as I am working up the scarf I realized I hated the purple with the snow white. It was too much of a drastic color change with the pattern. My husband was NO help at all in giving his opinion. He tried, he really tried to have an opinion but he just gave up (it was actually kind of cute, watching him search within himself for an opinion about this purple and snow white scarf!). Anyways, I ripped the stitches of the scarf out and came up with this pattern. I LOVE IT!! I think it will be perfect for my ultra stylish niece.
Skill level: beginner
Yarn: Lionbrand homespun (I used Grape)
Hook: Size K
Swatch Gauge: it doesn't matter for this pattern, experiment!
Time: 1-2 hours
Finished Scarf Measures: 1 3/4 in x 98 in
ESC: extended single crochet (Insert hook in next ch, yarn over, draw a loop through (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through one loop on the hook (2 loops still on hook), yarn over, draw through both loops on the hook.)
Starting Chain: Chain a VERY long chain. This pattern is worked in the length rather then the width. I lost count for how many chains I did but it measured 98 inches.
Row 1: Work 1 ESC into second CH from hook and in every CH across to last CH. CH 2, turn.
Row 2-3: Work 1 ESC into first stitch of row and in every stitch across to last stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
That is what I did but add more rows or use different yarn or whatever!
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