Archives for category: infinity scarf

My niece was 17 this month and mainly wanted driving lesson vouchers (a.k.a. cash 😜) but how could I miss the opportunity to do a crochet doodle?

First, it was very ambitious with 18 motifs arranged in a staggered form with small flowers in between but then I started on the roses (using a 7mm hook) and it evolved.
If you’ve ever started needing a certain number of motifs which aren’t immediately being crocheted into the design, my tip of the month is to keep them all in one line string. As one is finished,  pull the loop wide, 

And pass the motif through the loop to lock it. 

then start the next motif

I always lose count, then lose a motif and nothing is more irritating than having one motif too many.
So I doodled an Irish rose in a chunky yarn, then added sepals using a DK baby yarn from my stash:

The joining was fairly organic (and always using slip stitch as I’m such a stickler for motifs being joined by crochet and NOT by sewing!!!

And I ended up with a fairly standard infinity scarf….

UNTIL YOU START TO WEAR IT!

Asymmetric loops

Symmetrical loops

Twisty Loops

It is lovely and warm despite seeming insubstantial and, added bonus, doesn’t slip off your shoulders when you are running for the bus or lugging bags full of books ❤

Advertisements

In the UK , Tweenie is a girl just before she reaches adolescence. My friend’s daughter admired my little girl’s eternity scarf, which I quickly knitted up using sock yarn from my stash and so of course when I got home, I put my 12 days of Christmas shelf borders into my UFO pile (there was no way I’d get from 6 swans a swimming to 12 drummers drumming in the three days I had left to Christmas 😜😬) and started this (Yes, I’m crocheting and blogging on a train again):

The Irish crochet motif theme continues with an “evolution of roses”
One layer

2 layers

3 layers

There is a cunningly hidden button hole to turn it from a hanging loop into a warm snuggly cowl, which I’m rather fond of.

Let me know if you’d like me to upload a pattern 😜