Friday, April 5, 2013

Scarves



A while back a friend of my husbands mom had seen a couple of my scarves in a local shop and wanted me to crochet her four scarves of different colors. I could choose the patterns and we had agreed upon a set price. I was very thrilled about this project because I could earn some money so that I could buy more yarn to add to my stash along with maybe buying a few skeins of yarn that is not of the usual kind.
This first scarf I used a crochet stitch called the crazy stitch. The stitch is very easy and once a couple of rows are done, there isn't much counting required and easily done while multitasking like watching TV or listening to music at the same time. I used a picot stitch for the outside border. 

Begin with a chain, in multiples of three, plus one extra. So I chained 16 + 1.
Chain 17, 3 double crochet in fourth chain from hook.

Skip next three stitches. *Single Crochet in next stitch, Chain three, three double crochet in same stitch.*
Skip next three stitches and repeat from * to *
Continue till desired length. Do not fasten off. Single crochet around all four sides of the scarf.

I used a simple stitch style for the second scarf. I rotated between a double crochet and single crochet. It makes for a nice pattern with the scarf. I used the picot stitch for the scarf border.
I used a cable stitch for the third scarf. This has been the first time I have attempted such a stitch and I have to say it was a bit challenging to begin with but once I understood how it works after a few rows than it was just a matter of my making sure I had the correct amount of stitches on each row so that when it came to the cable part it could be created. It took me a little bit longer to do this scarf but the results came out rather good.
The forth scarf is a combination of the crazy stitch, reverse single crochet and picot stitch.

Down below are some photo's of more scarf's I have done in the past six months. I will add information about them at a later time. 





I will add more about this venture at a later date.  I hope you like the scarves. I am on a mission to make different ones in order to show how they vary and maybe I can figure out which ones would be a big hit for selling so that I can pay my way through my hobby.  Ya know how it is, wanting more yarn to be more creative then I am.
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