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:
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,