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« on: December 10, 2005 12:49:52 AM »

The scarf I just started crocheting after a long hiatus is much too wide. I didn't notice it was too wide until a good few rows into it. I had such a tedious experience getting the first couple rows done that i didn't want to restart it. Also, the yarn I'm using (3 strands total of faux fur, boucle, and cheap acrylic) doesn't allow for frogging it. So, I need ideas on what I can do with this incredibly soft slightly less than half a square piece. Somehow salvage it to make a scarf in a different method? Some other usable project? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2005 01:33:12 AM »

Is it wide enough, yet short enough, to be made into a neckwarmer?

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2005 12:06:49 PM »

can't imagine the size in my head, but what about wrist warmers/cozies, like a cross between a sweat band and a bracelet? Is it the right size for that? you could always keep going and make leg warmers (just make the lenght you want and sew up the back...) just a couple of off things that poped into my head while Iwas reading...

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2005 05:39:31 PM »

Or, you could just decrease to a width you liked, then increase again on the other end to have a scarf with big ol' bell-bottomy ends.  I think those look cool!

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2005 05:57:50 PM »

Here's a couple:

-Potholder for a 'fabulous' guy friend or fancy girlfriend!
-fold it in half and put a potpourri sachet inside...you can slip it in your undies drawer for nice smelling unmentionables!
-neckwarmer if it's long enough

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2005 06:00:49 PM »

Or, you could just decrease to a width you liked, then increase again on the other end to have a scarf with big ol' bell-bottomy ends.  I think those look cool!

I like those, too! I have a pattern where you k2tog all across going from 80 st to 40 st and then back to 80st at the other end. I haven't tried it, but it looks great in the photo.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2005 04:46:29 PM »

Or an over the shoulder wrap with fringe even...

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2005 05:24:55 AM »

build the height up to the width you originally planned.

then make several similar rectangles.

connect and viola - you've got your scarf


it would be a bit extra work, but if you're set on a scarf that might work

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