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SparkleHorse
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« on: September 23, 2005 11:48:19 AM »

Ok, here is my very first craftster project post!! Now - with a tutorial!!

I saw a scarf like this from Minette and they wanted $104 for it. *choke* (you can see it here: on=1&keywords=minette" target="_blank">http://www.fashionvault.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_descripti on=1&keywords=minette). For about $20, I made one myself.  My hope is to do them in many colors and give them as gifts. And sell them. And make more for all the seasons - I'm doing snowflakes now.








This is how I made it:

I looked all over for flower patterns and most of the ones I found I doctored up to make work for my purposes. If you know how to do pansies, they'd look nice. I can't do pansies to save my freakin' life. The come out ruffly! Anyway, flowers that work well for this don't have a lot of open work spaces. Fat, thick flowers work best.

#1 - for the round-petal flowers:

Crochet thread and hook size 5; whatever brand you like is fine, but get mercerized cotton.  You can make the middles a different color than the rest if you like.The directions below point you in the direction to do that. I didn't make the middles a different color on this particular scarf, but I will for the next one.

Starting with center color, ch 5.

Round 1: 15 tr in 5th ch from hook. Join to top of starting chain.

Round 2: Sc in same place as sl st, * 3 dc in next tr, sc in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off if you are using a different color for the middle and petals. If you are using the same color for the whole thing, continue without fastening off.

Round 3:  Attach other color to any sc, ch 3, * 2 tr in next dc, 3 tr in next dc, 2 tr in next dc, dc in next sc. Repeat from * around.

Round 4: Sl st to 3rd tr of any tr group, ch 4, tr in same place, * 5 d tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, holding back on hook the last loop of each dc, make dc in each of the next 5 sts, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster), 2 tr in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off.



for the round flowers, I simply made your basic crochet round

Chain 2.
rnd 1:  6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in first sc, to join.
rnd 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in ea sc around. Sl st in first sc, to join.
rnd 3:  ch 1, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Sl st in first sc, to join.
rnd 4:  ch 1, (sc in ea of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Sl st in first sc, to join.

if you want to make a larger circle, follow the instructions below, for additional rounds.
 
Additional Rnds: For each new round, add 1 extra sc stitch to the number of sc stitches between increases (an increase is done by making 2 sc in one stitch). For example, round 5 would have 3 sc between increases then round 6 would have 4 sc between increases and so on.

For the pointy-petal flowers

Begin with the basic circle from above.

first petal:
row 1: ch 1, hdc in same st as joining; 2 hdc in next st; turn

row 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc, turn

(For hdc dec, [yo, draw up lp in st indicated] twice, yo, and draw through all 5 lps on hook

row 3: ch 1, hdc dec over first 2 hdc, hdc in next hdc, hdc dec over last 2 hdc, turn

row 4: ch 1, hdc dec twice, turn

row 5: ch 1, hdc dec, fasten off


Some of the flowers are happy accidents, but went something like this:

Start with basic round

row 1: [ch 5, sk 1 st, sc in next st] around

row 2: [ch 7, sc in 3rd ch of the 5-ch sp] around, fasten off


After I made all the flowers, I took a tapestry needle threaded with a complimentary color to the flower and made simple in and out stitches in whatever pattern I thought looked nice.

When I made about 30 flowers, I overlapped them slightly and hand-sewed together with matching thread. Viola! Scarf is done.

Next time I will:
- use a different color for the center
- be more careful working stitches and ends in because the way I made it, the back of the flower has to look as nice as the front

Happy hooking!
« Last Edit: September 26, 2005 08:59:42 AM by SparkleHorse » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005 11:49:52 AM »

Nice!
This is the sort of thing that make me wish I could crochet!
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005 12:44:34 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous!  Makes it that much sweeter that you made it versus paying $150+. 

It's true a scarf like this does make you wish you could crochet!

Whit
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005 01:00:50 PM »

There's the Sparkley girl!

I've already said that I think that scarf is SUPER DUPER CUTEY CRAFTALICIOUS!!  So now, I'm putting my comments out here for the world to see!

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2005 05:00:42 PM »

I love it!  Want to make one in pink/burgundy/yellow! 
Understandble flower pattern? Please!
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2005 05:15:17 PM »

It's beautiful Smiley

It would also look great as a fringe on a blanket.
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2005 11:44:48 PM »

thanks for the tutorial!!! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2005 11:47:17 PM »

Wow i wish i could understand a pattern i am kinda teaching myself how to crochet but i can only do a chain and what i think is called a single? Very cool scarf i want it
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2005 06:34:03 AM »

thanks everybody for lookin at my scarf and for your compliments! (it's darn scary to do this first post!)

it took me a lot of tries to get these right. i had to pull out so many and start over. but if you know the basics - chain, single, double, and slip stitch - and you have access to a reference that will tell you what directions like 'hdc dec' mean, then you're golden.  i use maggie righetti's book 'crochet in plain english' but i think any basic crochet book is good to have.

if you guys make one, or try one, i want to see it! let me know if you have problems.

happy hooking!   
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2005 07:56:37 AM »

Great Job turned out so nice. Reminds me of sand dollars Thanks for doing a tutioral too. Smiley
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