Thursday, December 15, 2011

crochet: a chain-link scarf

Do you know what happens when 
a {mostly} knitter meets a crochet extraordinaire?
... she gets hooked, 
indeed!

This is what I crocheted:
a shade of greens chain-link scarf.


Crochet extraordinaire, A.K.A. Andrée, 
came up with a crochet contest
Three stitches to pick from, and something to make that could be:
 a pillow, a pair of fingerless gloves, or a shawl or scarf.

... pillow I don't need;
fingerless gloves I don't wear (only "finger-with");
... but I love, wear and crave many scarves: deal!

The stitch I picked from the available choices is the first one: 
{chain multiples of 15 + 2:
  • row 1. 1 ch.sc in the 3rd ch from hook, 1 ch, *sk 1 ch, 1 ch.sc in the next ch, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 ch.sc in the last ch, make 2 ch, turn
  • row 2. 1 ch.sc into the first 1 ch space, 1 ch, *1 ch.sc in the next 1 ch space, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 ch.sc into the top of turning ch, 2 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2 }


I like the way the interchanging of colors make it looks always different, depending of how many rows you crochet with a different color. 
All these combinations came up using 4 different yarn in different shades of green. 
I used a maximum of two colors in each link.
... And connected in random order.



CROCHET : 5mm

WOOL: {The yarn I had were all pretty much the same size}
* olive green is alpaca (used doubled)
* dark green is sport wool
* mélange light green is merino wool
* other mélange is a chunky hand-spoon wool

(all of these were leftovers of previous project and also used to knit my Frank Tell inspired sweater)



THE LINKS:
chain 45 stitches, and join with a slip stitch
proceed with the above specified stitch for 10 rows
leave enough yarn for the seam around the link

Crochet the next link attaching it to the previous one, and keep crocheting for 20 links... don't forget that the last one need to be linked to both sides ;)

Once done, your chain-link scarf will look more like a paper garland... but once you'll fold and sew each link, it will look JUST-PERFECT!!

right picture: The Yokoo - collage by moi
I was craving a chain-link scarf every since I saw it on Etsy... but for one reason or another, the idea was left in the "to-do-list"... 

Thanks to Andrée,  finally:
a- I have my chain-link scarf
b- three out of four green yarn are no longer in my stash
c- practicing with crochet made me like crochet {even} more!

xox, d.

15 comments:

  1. I'm so in love with this!! I need to learn how to crochet!
    xoxo
    Lia

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  2. Wow! I seriously looove this! I wish I knew how to crochet or knit. I bought a book to try and teach myself, but still couldn't figure it out.

    Xo

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  3. gosh this looks sooo difficult.....
    but adorable!!!
    Clelia

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  4. I really love your scarf. Your colour sense is so good. Another great stash buster. Congrats!

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  5. OK I love to crochet, I'm not to good at it but I try, I do. This is going to be on my list of must attempt to make. I think my son would appreciate a scarf like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. thanks for sharing, this is so nice :-) ♥♥♥

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  7. I love it, beautiful colors, and such a fun idea for a scarf.

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  8. What a great scarf ... and it would look fabulous strung around a Christmas tree as well!

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  9. OH that scarf is fabulous! - love the colours too! Hope it keeps you warm over Christmas!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. I just love your scarf!! It's soooo original! great job!
    Please check out mine :)
    http://paulacastrocrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/apresentacao-de-trabalho-concurso.html

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  11. this is so awewsome!!! great job! I think, I'm going to steal this idea.

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  12. This is so colorful and unique! I've always wondered about how to make a chain link in crochet!! Very cool!

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  13. Love this chain link scarf, sov ery cool! Love the colors you used too! Nice job!

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  14. Amazing - need to make some time to get hooked on that methinks!

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