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Topic: Non-traditional Harry Potter Scarf (Slytherin)  (Read 2353 times)
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MinxInTeaAge
« on: January 03, 2006 08:31:18 AM »

This is a Christmas present for a friend who adores Harry Potter.  I didn't want to make her the traditional Hogwarts striped scarves, because...heck, I can do better than that design!  So I crocheted (because I can't knit) this. 
Originally, I had planned to make it entirely out of green and silver granny squares.  However, I am not particularly good at granny squares, and find them rather tedious and difficult.  So I compromised, and used two yarns at once (Simply Soft in grey, and the dreaded Red Heart in green) for most of the scarf (with a really big hook, I forget which size) and then made four granny squares (with a size G hook) and crocheted them to each other and to the scarf.



(note that the squares are actually at either end of the scarf, but I couldn't fit that much on my chair as it's a long scarf)


My first granny square!
(Why is it that these are supposed to be some of the simplest crochet projects, yet I have the utmost difficulty making them look decent???)

It's the second scarf-ly project I've ever made, and the first attempt at granny squares.  I'm rather proud, even though it's not perfect!
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crafty_cool
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006 11:19:03 AM »

awesome! I like the squares at the bottom.
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monstergirl
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006 12:32:35 PM »

Your scarf looks great! I like how you incorporated both colors in the main part of the scarf.

 We also do the HP cosplay thing here, and I *FIRMLY* believe that Hogwarts students would have a variety of house-colored things, not just the 'traditional' striped scarves. I mean, if Mrs. Weasely knits, wouldn't other parents?
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006 02:51:06 PM »

wow I like that scarf it's cute. I'm a beginner at this and would love to make granny squares but so far I can't get them but one day I will. Cute scarf.
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arabella
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006 03:58:08 PM »

v. cute idea and scarf tho I don't like Slytherin.  Smiley

regarding granny squares - they often look a bit funky when they are small, it takes a few rounds to get them perfectly square.  they look ok to me! 
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