crocheted scarves

November 10th, 2009

I’m still learning to crochet with the awesome Kid’s Crochet book, which is long overdue at the library. My son picked out the gold yarn at the yarn store to match his coat and I picked out the blue, so it wouldn’t be so matchy matchy. The pattern called for three colors and I think that would have been better, because my scarves turned out kind of school colors-y (or hogwarts-y, hogwarstian?).  But I’m happy with them anyway and the kids love them. The blue and gold one was done with single crochet into the front loop and the purple and blue one done into the back loop, just so I could practice them both.  I haven’t blocked the purple one yet and I don’t know when that is going to happen. I think blocking is to crocheting (or knitting) as hemming is to sewing: that last pain in the ass thing that never gets done, but has to and should because it makes everything look finished.

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10 Responses to crocheted scarves

  1. Casey says:

    Very nice! That kids crochet book is doing you lots of good!

  2. Jennifer says:

    They turned out really well, great job!

  3. linda p says:

    hooray for crocheted scarves!
    in a way, blocking is like pressing when you sew. it makes the finished result SO MUCH nicer. these look great!!

  4. mama-pan says:

    I have been taking looks at many of my favorite scarves (mine and others’) and realizing that they are crocheted, rather than knitted. Which is a total bummer since I recently expended my mental yarncraft energy for the decade on learning to knit. These are great, thanks for sharing.

  5. kirsten says:

    like binding a quilt.

    they look great. ordered the book – and i think it will be given to my girl with some hooks and yarn. that is a good book – i’m excited to peek at it again.

  6. deb says:

    They look awesome. Maybe I should try and conquer my fear of the Crochet needles! I just can’t seem to master it. I can knit, sew you name it but not crochet. I seem to be missing the crochet gene. I want one of those scarves though !!

  7. nath says:

    wow. i have about 5cm of crochet to my name at the moment. i aspire to something longer though. is it the book by Lena Corwin?

  8. AJ says:

    I love the way the blue looks against the tan. I pretty much never block anything I crochet, unless it’s a felted project. As far as knitting goes, so far I’ve only knit scarves, so again, no blocking. Now I feel guilty!

  9. maria says:

    I love the blue and purple scarf.

    I never thought of crocheting a scarf.
    I will try it.


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