Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ruffly scarf

This is one of the scarves I've been working on the past few days. It won't be for Special Olympics because it ended up 72"! Way too long for SO.

I haven't finished writing this up yet, but thought I'd give you a preview.

First thing I did was make the filet portion of the scarf, the netting, the background, or whatever you want to call it. That would make a nice scarf in and of itself, if you want something open weave and airy. It won't be as long. I didn't measure it before I did the second part, but if I make another one I will do so.

The netting really doesn't take that long to do. In fact, the entire scarf doesn't take very long, but it takes more yarn than a traditional scarf.

Once the background was done, I took the contrasting yarn and worked (sc, ch 3, sc) around each post in the center portion of the scarf. I did this in a continual stream so the different rows/columns lean in opposite directions. You could work 3 dc around each and it would give you a similar effect of stitches sort of standing up in the center.

Then I worked three double crochets around each post along the outer edge. These did not stand up. The purpose of the outer double crochets was so it would lie flat and not flip under the rest.

You can see that the back and front of this scarf give very different looks. I was pleased with the result.

I also was able to make another Cross Stitch Scarf. It's pretty much the same as the other one.

Happy crocheting!


  1. I'm dying to know how much of the Red Heart Yarn you got for all of these scarves!!

  2. I don't know how much yarn I purchased, but it was a lot! LOL I didn't get it all at once though. Each time I'd do my grocery shopping, I'd check to see if they had any and pick up a skein or two of each color.