Monday, December 2, 2013

Crochet {Scarf} Just in Time for Christmas

Last week, I found some gorgeous yarn on clearance at AC Moore called Bernat Satin Maitai. It's my favorite color of pink. I decided to make a scarf using the same shell pattern as the afghans I have been making all year. There are only 3 shells across, and I think that made the scarf the perfect width.

For the edging, I tried something a little different. I didn't want to use the shell edging that I have been using for the afghans. I think it would have made the scarf too "chunky." So, I modified an edging I saw and kind of made up a little something. I will share those details below but first, here is the finished scarf:
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And here I am wearing it just after I finished it yesterday:
I didn't want to take the scarf off because it was keeping me so nice and warm. LOL! I think the color of the yarn is more accurate in the above photo. Taking the scarf outside did something funny to the color in the photos. Anyway . . . I didn't spend much time on this really. I was busy with Thanksgiving and enjoying the kids being home from college. This is certainly something you would whip up as a Christmas gift. Here are some details that may help you:

Size: 6 1/2" x 62" (can be made longer)
Starting Chain: 20 chains
Pattern Used: Click here (modified to use 3 shells per row for scarf)
Date Started: November 21, 2013
Date Finished: December 1, 2013

And here is what I did for the edging:

Row 1: sc evenly around the entire scarf using 2 sc in each corner.
Row 2: In first st, *hdc, ch2, hdc (all in same stitch), sl st in next st.* Repeat from * around entire scarf.
Finish: Fasten off and weave in end to finish.

This edging could certainly be done on an afghan too. I think it looks a little bit like lace. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my latest "crochet creation." Blessings,


Anonymous said...

How pretty you look in that pink scarf! I have enjoyed the photos of your shell afghans, and this is very lovely, too. (If I learn to crochet, I'll have to come back and try this.....right now I only do basic knitting.) Thanks---Jennifer in Ohio

jen osborne said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing. Cute pic of you too! I enjoy your blog.

Doni said...

Oh wow what a great job! Love the pattern and the edging is perfect! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Mary said...

Beautiful! Just like your blog!

Susan M said...

Gorgeous Patter ,the colour really suits you and it really looks nice and cosy !

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