As I said in my last post, once you start gifting your items to people it starts snowballing into so many occasions and gifts for people. As satisfying as it is, it led me to my next scarf project. It was my first venture in scarves and yarn. So far I have been working on thread and steel hooks. Now I have to use a large H hook (well, comparatively larger) and thicker yarn. The good thing about this is that it works up pretty fast. You see the fabric building very soon.
For this project, I used a Naturallycaron.com crochet pattern, Europa scarf. This pattern is freely available online. It is simple in that it needs only on color yarn (however, it can be modified by changing color threads for edges and different repeats) and makes a great gift.
Caron simply soft, ocean 9759 (one and one-half skein)
About 472 yards (315 yards/skein)
H hook (5mm)
For this filet scarf, I used 4-dc mesh and 6 repeats of the given motif. It also calls for edging using a picot stitch (which completes the design beautifully). The only change I made to this was after every repeat I used a row (row 16) of treble stitch (which is Double Treble stitch in UK) open spaces. This makes the separation between the repeats look wider. Also since my filet crochets are generally wider, this row of tr stitch adds a little bit of length to it.
Finished Dimensions: 14 X 64 inches
Pros of crocheting a scarf:
- Thicker thread: After crocheting doilies and table runners in size 10 crochet threads, crocheting using yarn feels really good you can see the fabric forming really fast.
- Width: Scarves can be of varying widths. But you cannot have a scarf that is too wide, it becomes closer to a shawl after that. Most importantly, it takes less time to do a single row as it takes only a few blocks in a row.
- Experiment with colors: Unlike a table runner/doilies which can restrict you to certain shades, scarves can be made in all different colors and can be matched with various dresses. They can be made for summer or winter. They can also be used as a wrap or a smaller shawl.
Hopefully this gift will reach its recipient soon. ( I promise I’ll ship it today).
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