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« on: October 02, 2008 11:59:00 AM »

Ok I'm posting this here because I did "crochet" it, just using my whole hand instead of a hook. Wink

Inspired by the "Rapunzel" scarves that are all over craftster which I learned about by seeing the current yarn swap for them - I ran to my yarn stash which practically fills a whole room and whipped up this scarf:

Here it is on me  Cheesy  (well close enough any way):



(Seriously.  HOW do you take a picture of yourself!? Tongue  Without just looking up your own nose?)


I even put some strands of mardi gras beads in it, and ribbon and some sheer fabric strips which I think was originally a big ribbon for an easter basket:



Here is an action shot on My Little Pony:



I think a lot of the other rapunzel scarves are braided, but for some reason doing the "finger crochet" method was easier for me.  I used 25 strands of 10-yard long pieces of yarn/ribbon/whatever I could find that I thought would look good.  this is what I am giving to everyone I know for Christmas!  So simple and fun to make!
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 12:45:56 PM »

how neat! i love how it looks
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008 01:48:49 PM »

It looks great.  I know someone in the swap was wondering about crocheting it.  You should post a link in the swap thread to this post (I can't at the moment, shouldn't really be here Wink).  I'll probably still braid mine, but I bet the crochet would actually be easier (even with using your arm).
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008 05:03:57 PM »

The scarf looks great!  What is this finger crohect methog you speak of?

I recommend a tripod for taking pics of yourself.  If you don't want to invest in a regular one, they sell mini table top ones which were work too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008 07:28:48 PM »

The scarf looks great!  What is this finger crohect methog you speak of?

I recommend a tripod for taking pics of yourself.  If you don't want to invest in a regular one, they sell mini table top ones which were work too.

"Finger Crochet" (I've also heard it called "finger knitting") is when you make your slip knot/loop and you reach your finger or in this case your hand through the loop, grab the length of yarn and pull it through, and just keep repeating that and you get a chain.  It is the exact same method as regular crochet with a hook (to make a chain) but it enables you to work with the super-chunky nature of 25 strands of yarn, like I did here.  I don't think there is a hook large enough to handle this volume. Smiley

Thanks for the tripod tip. I won't be able to use old pumpkin head forever. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008 08:25:37 PM »

very cute.  the beads are a nice touch! Kiss
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008 08:19:30 PM »

That came out lovely!  I love how well the colors coordinate with each other. 

How do you crochet using your hand?
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Linda P
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008 02:26:46 PM »

Great job!  I love it.   Grin
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