Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ribbed Stripe Scarf pattern

I showed a picture of a scarf I was making on blog hop #37. But this scarf had been promised to be made before Christmas 2013. 3 months later, and I made the time to finish it this week.

The finished scarf is about 4' 4" long. It's 25 dc across and 117 rows. He wanted a scarf long enough to wrap around his neck a few times.


He was  laughing because he has to be the model. He's usually behind the camera.

The scarf was made to match the hat I made for him the year before (pattern from Eating Out Loud). I modified this hat making the length a little shorter. I also had to crochet with two strands because it was thinner than regular yarn.

Speaking of yarn, this yarn is the Gala Mix Fiber yarns from Big Lots. I bought 4 skeins of this yarn years ago. I don't know what color it is or what brand it is. 
(source)
The black yarn I made the scarf with was also a anonymous yarn, I think I bought from the thrift store. This is definitely a scrap yarn or stash buster scarf.

Now for the pattern. It's very easy to make this, just make one row of black and the next row with black + color yarn.

You want to use the back loop of the double crochet. (see link and picture below)
It's easier to see the stitch in the mixed yarn row.

  • Chain 27 with black yarn.
  • Row 1 (black): Double crochet on third chain from hook. Double crochet to end. 25 dc.
  • Row 2 (mixed): Chain 2, looping in mixed yarn. Double crochet 25, looping the mixed yarn into the row. 25 dc.
  • Continue until you get 117 rows, or the length that you desire.

From mixed to black yarn:

Once you get to the end of the mixed yarn row, you will have 2 yarns. To hide the mixed yarn, finish the last dc with black only. Chain 2 with black, so it should look like this:Continue with the black yarn, crocheting the mixed yarn into the black row.


From black yarn to mixed:


You will be in the same position, with the mixed strand worked into the black yarn row. To get back into the mixed row, complete the last double crochet with the mixed yarn together, chain 2 and dc 25.


~ Sara

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What Are You Doing? Wednesday Blog Hop #44

Welcome to this week's blog hop! I'm so happy that you've stopped by!


This blog hop runs from Wednesday through next Tuesday 11:59pm EST.

Your hosts:



 

Kassandra from Coffee and Their Kisses


Featured posts of the week:

Posted below is the featured blog post of the week. I love to find unique blogs and post to share about and write little comments on their writings. I try my best to give every blog a chance to be chosen, so check both of the blogs to see if you have been featured!
Sara's featured post of the week
Kassandra's featured post of the week




This is such a lovely dress hand-sewn by Dolly Creates! Look at her post on her Vintage Wardrobe Challenge. The hand stitch work is so beautiful!

Congratulations to the featured blogs!



What have I been doing?

  1. Finished the picot shawl last week. I need to write a post on that.
  2. Finished a long-awaited scarf for this lovely man. Post on that this week.
  3. Working on another ruffle scarf, but in pink!
  4. Working on some ideas for crochet baskets.
I'm on a roll!

Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Crochet a Sashay Ruffle Scarf


Yvette Marie Crafts has a great video on how to use Sashay yarn to create a ruffle scarf. I think the video above is much better than the Red Heart video they posted on their website.

I had to revisit this video again because my friend bought more yarn for me to make her more scarves. Yvette also sells her pattern on her Yvette Marie Crafts blog. She has three different patterns for a knit version, a crochet version and a chain version. I was thinking of writing some comments, but this video give a pretty clear explanation of the crochet chain version and the "real" crochet version as she calls it. There may be some other great ruffle scarf videos that I haven't seen yet. But this is the video I used to learn.



This is the first ruffle scarf I made, and I am working on a lovely pink and grey one right now.



~ Sara

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The coming of Spring


There's something about Spring. It brings new life and new color into the world. The earth regenerates and brings rebirths. I love the new growth of plants and flowers. At lunchtime I take a walk around campus and sit in the sun, listening to the bird's new songs. It brings a reminder that there is more to life than what I am experiencing. There is a larger view and purpose than what I am seeing. Take time to look around and see what's new.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What Are You Doing? Wednesday Blog Hop #43

Welcome to this week's blog hop! I'm so happy that you've stopped by!


This blog hop runs from Wednesday through next Tuesday 11:59pm EST.

Your hosts:



 

Kassandra from Coffee and Their Kisses


Featured posts of the week:

Posted below is the featured blog post of the week. I love to find unique blogs and post to share about and write little comments on their writings. I try my best to give every blog a chance to be chosen, so check both of the blogs to see if you have been featured!
Sara's featured post of the week
Kassandra's featured post of the week
Southwestern Chowder ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

This week I'm featuring Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen's recipe for Southwestern Chowder. I love hearty soups with plenty of vegetables, and this looks like it would fill me up!

Congratulations to the featured blogs!



What have I been doing?


I am SO CLOSE to finishing this shawl project. I realized yesterday that I covered mostly everything on my list from my current projects. I still have the pink hats and scarves to make, but that is much easier than this shawl. I'm glad I found a pattern that my customer's mother might also love! I also wanted to write posts for these projects, but they will have to come in time. I already typed part of the shawl post. I'm ready to be DONE with this!

Also, did you read my Mystical Jewelry review?

Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?

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  • Adding your email address will add you to my blog hop email list. I will only send you an email once a week informing you of the blog hop. If you don't want to be emailed, just let me know.
  • If your blog is featured on this blog hop, I will be using the picture you posted on the linky.
  • All blog posts will also be pinned on my What Are You Doing? Pinterest board, so others can see the awesome things you are doing!
  • Family friendly posts, please!
  • *NEW* I also added a LIKE feature to the list, so make sure you check out the other blogs and like your favorite! Help me choose the featured blogs for the week! You only get one choice for a favorite though, but if you have other favorites, let me know in the comments!
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