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« on: December 18, 2008 08:43:29 PM »

So I have been teaching myself to crochet, and so far I have single and double stitches working pretty well... I would like to say I've finally completed a project but this was originally supposed to be a huge blanket for my friend. In case you were wondering about the color, it's her favorite. About 2 days in I realized I was never going to be finished by Christmas, and I'm a firm believer that Christmas presents should be presented at Christmas, not IOU presents. Or whatever I'm trying to say. It's very late.

Anyway, the scarf itself is about 6 feet long, tassels included. I used cheap TLC Sport yarn, thank you Zellers. The pattern is basically 4 rows of double crochet, and one row of single crochet, twice. I thought doing that would make a stripey appearance but it really doesn't look like anything other than all double crochets. I used a 6mm hook because I thought I would be able to finish faster and I think it is just fine.

So without further ado, modeled by my beautiful gray carpet:




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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008 08:49:39 PM »

That's my best friend's favorite color, too.  I made her a shawl from the Lion Brand site in that color, she loves it.  I like your scarf.  Great color. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008 06:47:48 AM »

Nice scarf! I like the lacy effect you got by using the 6 mm hook.
Your grey carpet wears it well  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008 06:53:37 AM »

This looks really nice! I also like the lacy effect.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008 08:09:33 AM »

Great job!  Cheesy I see you went lengthwise too. Do you have a problem with the stretchiness of the first stitch when you went lengthwise? I sometimes do. Haven't yet figured out how to fix that. Since that happens I've just been knitting my scarves.
Love that orange btw, one of hubbies fav colors.
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008 04:28:03 PM »

Great job!  Cheesy I see you went lengthwise too. Do you have a problem with the stretchiness of the first stitch when you went lengthwise? I sometimes do. Haven't yet figured out how to fix that. Since that happens I've just been knitting my scarves.
Love that orange btw, one of hubbies fav colors.

My first stitch was really tight compared to all the rest of them, even though I thought I was keeping them really loose!
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2008 06:13:44 AM »

One trick to try is to use one size larger hook with your foundation chain - it helps with the first rows not being so tight.
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2008 06:16:05 AM »

Lovely  Grin I like bright colours at this time of year to counteract the effect of the constant grey skies!
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2008 09:19:31 AM »

I like the orange- very bright and warm.   Smiley  Great job!
If you want a more stripey appearance, you could use your same pattern but instead of crocheting under both parts of the "v" you would put your hook right into the middle of the "v" and crochet only under the back loop every time.  This way, when you flip your work over to do the next row, keep crocheting into those back loops and you'll get a ridged effect. 
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