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« on: October 07, 2005 11:45:22 AM »

What would be the optimal combination of yarn and stitches to make a crochet fabric that is slightly stretchy? I want to make a Moebius scarf out of fun fur + a light acrylic held together, but don't want it to be too thick or stiff. Or too lacy - more of a "medium" density fabric.

Any ideas? Maybe just a loose single or double crochet so that it's flat?
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2005 12:02:15 PM »

use a HUGE hook if you're going to have two strands held together. what usually makes a stretchy fabric is either very loose stitches or stretchy yarn.

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2005 06:16:06 PM »

Moss stitch is pretty stretchy.  It works up a little like knitting.
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2005 07:45:34 PM »

Thanks for the advice - and I'll look up moss stitch. What I ended up doing was using one strand acrylic, one strand fun fur. I made a DC mesh Moebius scarf. It worked out pretty well!
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2005 10:17:19 PM »

I made one for me and a mini one for my daughter. Yes, I'll post the pics as soon as I can get to it!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2005 11:17:28 PM »

Wool is MUCH stretchier than acrylic.
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2005 07:17:34 AM »

Thanks for that tip, too! I've just been getting yarn when I can from thrift shops, so most of it is acrylic. Plus I went a little crazy with the Target $1 yarn, but it's been turning into pretty nice projects, so I'm happy with it. I'll have to check Ebay for some wool.
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