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Topic: Newest Crochet Project: Doctor Who Scarf  (Read 8017 times)
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« on: July 05, 2012 05:48:05 PM »

Now, my Doctor Who friends will know the scarf I mean and be in slight awe at the thought of me making one.  They will then argue that it was knitted!  Well, I do not enjoy knitting as much as I do crochet and I crochet rather tightly anyways Smiley So I am going to make the 11 foot long multi-colored scarf of the famed Fourth Doctor! 
 
For those who are not Whovians (I'm so so sorry), allow me to tell you about this scarf...The Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker, is considered by many to be the best of all the Doctors.  He had the longest run from 1974 to 1981.  His costume consisted of a fedora, long brown coat, and the multi-colored scarf! He became known at the bohemian Doctor, the clown and he was loved for it!
 
So I bought all the yarn tonight, one skein of each color for now because the website did not say for sure and was only geared towards knitters :/ Nevertheless, I am excited and undettered! I will be keeping a few places up to date on my process, like my Doctor Who groups, my tumblr, and my craftster acct.  So there you go, and allons-y!


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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012 07:27:57 PM »

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012 03:12:36 PM »

Allons-y et bonne chance. I look forward to seeing the result.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012 04:15:30 PM »

Thanks so much for the encouraging words! Thought I'd quickly show the progress, this is at about 58 rows but I've gone on to about 70+.  I've set it aside to make my sister a bag before I see her later this week though...Whats the point in crocheting if you can't make your relatives awesome gifts while showing off a craft not many can do? Wink

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012 01:52:27 AM »

Here we are tonight with my endpoint at 118 rows!

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012 08:42:38 AM »

It is looking fabulous! Is it heavy?

I love the crochet version of the scarf...maybe after I finish my knitted one, I will give the crochet one a go! about 18 rows to go!

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012 07:04:48 PM »

I don't think it will be that heavy...Not sure though...I'm having trouble where on one side, the row is even and fine but the other side I've veered off at some places :/  I didn't realize til I laid it out to take that third photo...Thats why you can't see one edge....Any ideas other than ripping out the stitches back to that point? I mean, can I add stitching to the parts I missed? I want this to the best it can but I really don't want to rip out all those stitches!
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012 09:32:27 AM »

I find with crochet, I have to count the number of stitches every few rows because I tend to add or miss a stitch at the ends...I wouldn't rip out...with the knit scarf, it has to be folded and wrapped so many times to wear it that no one will even see it...I mean, except for photos, who sees the dang thing laid out flat? Cheesy

(Flip that side to the back... Cheesy)
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012 06:04:38 PM »

I have that problem with crochet as well. (Unless it's the classic granny square or a granny rectangle or triangle.) Frequent counting makes the whole thing a lot less fun for me, so I could never crochet a Tom Baker scarf.

Yours is looking good, Jinx. I agree about just relying on the loops and folds of the finished scarf to hide any small imperfection of the edges. People will be too awed by the whole picture to notice a brushstroke or two gone awry.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2012 05:57:01 PM »

Looking lovely! 4's scarf is such a classic craft to do, hoping the best for you!
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