I love scarves in the winter. I love designing them. I love making them. I love giving them as gifts to people I think would appreciate them. And when the situation calls for it, I to love to wear them.
Sadly, the situation to wear my crocheted and knitted scarves doesn’t come around very often. As warm as they are to use when I feed the cows here on the Ranch, I’m not a fan of having the hay stalks and seeds in the yarn. It’s far too scratchy and hard to get the hay out of the fibers. But when I thought I might open a Handmade Shop to support my crafting hobby, I went out to buy some lovely yarn to make some beautiful scarves out of and created a Pinterest board of Crochet Stitches that I loved and wanted to use in some projects.
I’ve been really busy learning some new crochet stitches for the past few weeks and I thought I would share some of the projects I used them on and the finishing touches I’ve done to some of the projects I’ve been working on.
Lacy Pink Scarf/Wrap
This project was inspired by the Coraline in Miden Cozy oversized Cowl Wrap (you can find the Free Pattern at simplycollectiblecrochet.com). And while I loved the chunkiness of their yarn choice, I decided to go with a soft yarn I had lying around.
I wanted something light and airy for those cool days and this works so well for that. Another difference between my design and the one at simplycollectiblecrochet.com is that I didn’t want this to be just an infinity scarf. I wanted something that could work beautifully as a wrap/shawl and this worked perfectly for my needs. The black ribbon adds a nice touch to a simple scarf/wrap.
My Heart Infinity Scarf
Those who read my first post of 2018 might recognize my next finished project. For this lovely bright pink yarn, I knew that I wanted a heart design worked into the scarf. I tried a few but in the long run My Heart Infinity Scarf was inspired by a design that I think might be a curtain (outside link).
Ocean Waves Infinity Scarf
I bought several skeins of gorgeous yarn on sale a couple of weeks ago that I thought would work up beautifully into scarves. This was the first time that I worked with an acrylic/wool yarn blend and I found that I love the drape and warmth of this scarf.
I knew from the moment that I saw this yarn that it reminded me of the ocean and I wanted to do some thing that looked like waves. I had more than a dozen false starts with different patterns and probably drove my hubby crazy each time I pulled out the stitches. I finally chose the stitch pattern that I found here and just modified it to suit my needs. I’m really happy with the end results even if it took me three weeks to figure out and finish. 😀
I’m really proud of how these three scarves turned out and looking forward to making some more later this season.
Wishing you all the very best in 2018!