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, 

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 in the 3rd ch from hook, 1 ch, *sk 1 ch, 1 in the next ch, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 in the last ch, make 2 ch, turn
  • row 2. 1 into the first 1 ch space, 1 ch, *1 in the next 1 ch space, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 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.


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)

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.
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