Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Double Crochet Lace scarf

 Finished the Double Crochet Lace scarf worked with the pattern from The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet.

As I mentioned previously, I started with a chain of 24. The foundation chain is not given in these patterns. It just gives the multiple.

She also uses what I consider to be the first row as the foundation row. I've seen this done before. It's quite fine, just not how I do it. Which doesn't make it wrong, of course! LOL

I might also note that when she says to skip the first 2 dc of the row, she means the dc under the turning chain and the one next to it. New crocheters sometimes get confused with this. The succeeding "skip 2 dc" instruction is fine, but that first one sometimes causes angst. heh The first stitch of the row is made into what is essentially the third dc of the previous row.

The pattern is quite simple and easy to keep track of. A row of V stitches, then a row of 3-dc shells. If you've just done shells, then you know you need V's.

My finished scarf was 6 1/2" x 61 1/2". That looks funny in print, doesn't it? Lots of 6, 1, 2. :-)

Anyway, what's on my hook now? I'm catching up on the teddy squares. I still needed to border and join the green and yellow squares, so that is what I'm doing. You have a day or so to catch up if you've wanted to work the other stitches. Then I think I am going to choose another pattern from the book. I've marked several I want to try, but most require my concentration. I am wanting a challenge these days. :-)

Happy crocheting!

3 comments:

  1. I'm crocheting a baby blanket in the same pattern from the same book. I'm using Red Hearts Earth & Sky variegated.

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    1. Wonderful! I'm sure it will be beautiful.

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  2. I'm crocheting a baby blanket for a friend who is having a boy in that pattern from the same book. Using Red Heart Super Saver "Earth & Sky" variegated. "G" hook

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