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mansonette
« on: September 04, 2009 08:43:02 PM »

I finished this the other day, and thought I'd share.  It took me almost a week because I did more relaxing than working on it. 



It is based on a scarf in the current issue of Crochet magazine, but theirs is with crochet thread, is much bigger, doesn't have a button, and would have taken a LOT more time.  I actually started one with crochet thread, but I didn't have enough patience.



It's pretty much a big triangle that I put a button on 1 end of and I can wrap the ends, crossing in the back, around my neck and button it through one of the holes underneath the front flap.  Does that make sense?  I really like how snug and comfortable it is, that it won't come unwrapped and the front flap is just the right size to fill the top opening of a coat.

If anyone wants to know the basic start, just let me know.  It's just the same stitches again and again, increasing at the sides.  I also put an edging on it that I just kinda winged. 

Sorry for the crappy webcam pics.  I just moved a little while ago and don't know where my camera cords are at the moment.  Hope you like it as much as I do.
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Vampira_666
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009 08:57:18 PM »

This is lovely!!!  I wish I could Crochet... so I could make myself stuff...

GREAT scarf!! I love it!

*wanna make me one in black?!?* Wink  Wink

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mansonette
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009 09:29:00 PM »

Thanks Vampira_666.  It was fun and pretty quick to make.  I'm really diggin it.  I would totally teach you how to make it if I could.  It was about the easiest thing I've crocheted.

I would have made mine in black, but I have two all white cats so it wouldn't have stayed black for long.  Sad  They seem to get into everything.
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sunspotted
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 07:01:21 AM »

Very nice.  I was looking at that pattern the other day and considering adapting it to some gorgeous jewel-tone bamboo yarn I have.  I just wasn't sure I'd have enough.  Do you remember how much yarn you used?  What size yarn?  What size hook?  Sorry for all the questions.  Smiley  Very pretty!
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mansonette
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009 08:17:38 AM »

Ask away.

I do love how that pattern looks in the magazine.
I used Bernat worsted weight acrylic.  Despite the fact that it's acrylic, it's pretty soft.  I bought the 'Super Value' skein in the color Grass, so 7 oz/350 m/382 yds.  I had only a small handful of yarn left when I was done.  I don't think I could have added another row and had enough for the edging.  I used the recommended size H hook.  I started the pattern the way it says and just went with it until it was big enough to wrap around and have the ends touch.  Then I put the edging on, added a button and voila!

I'd like to see what yours looks like when you're done.  Bamboo yarn will make it incredible, and it will drape so nice.  I think this pattern is awesome for substituting different yarns. 
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sunspotted
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2009 08:47:17 AM »

Thank you.  I don't have much of this yarn, so I was thinking I'd use a larger hook (the yarn is sport weight) and just make it head kerchief size with a mock sc scallop border.   But I may not have enough even for that.  How ugly would the edges have been without a border do you think?  Or maybe just a simple crab stitch? 
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mansonette
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009 10:33:21 AM »

I bet you'll be fine.  I would use either the recommended hook, or just one size bigger.  I think that way the stitches will still look pretty solid.  It really didn't need an edging either.  It has a nice finished look and I was going to forgo it, but I had enough yarn and was on a roll.  For a head kerchief you wouldn't really need one I wouldn't think.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2009 04:22:08 PM »

I love the way yours turned out. It looks mad comfy. I also like the addition of the button closure and the edging. As for the required patience inherent in the original pattern, I made mine mostly for the experience of using size 10 thread and it was a bit tedious and hard on my fingers. On the flipside now I really want to try it with dk weight yarn after seeing yours.
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Cheiri
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009 06:07:48 PM »

Oh wow, I love that color! It looks great on you, so stylish. Just in time for the autumn season, too!
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mansonette
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009 06:34:28 PM »

Thanks for the compliments. 

I started the pattern in crochet thread...a more bright grass green...but I just couldn't do it.  I still have the supplies so maybe I'll work on it a little hear and there.  I'm not much of a 'year round scarf just because' kinda girl, so the thicker yarn was the way to go.  I'm in Wisconsin, so some years we have a pretty lengthy cold streak.  Thankfully it's still nice and sunny here during the day, but the nights are just a foreshadowing of what is to come.  Burrrrrr.

I was wrong about the magazine name also.  It was Crochet Today.  I saw someone else posted their versions just a little bit ago and they look great too!  They are also with worsted weight yarn I believe.  I love how versatile this pattern is.
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