Wednesday, November 16, 2011

6 hook scarf

Another six-hook scarf. I started again with the F hook and worked 6 rows with each hook - F, G, H, I, J, and K. Then went backwards K, J, I, H, G, F. I put white between each scrap color I could find. I used my Susan Bates hooks for this scarf as I had a full set all together and it was easy to see which one I'd just used so I wouldn't get confused. That was the plan anyway. LOL

Finished size is about 66" long. Narrowest section is about 5" and widest is about 7".

Now my problem is that in trying to use different yarns I had available I used a couple of pastels, which are not good for the male segment of our population. With that in mind, I'm not sure where to send this scarf. If you have an idea, do holler out.

While this was fun and interesting to make, if you look at it and don't realize the different widths are on purpose, you might think what a lousy crocheter! LOL Another note is that yarns used should be of same weight or you won't get equal distribution from your different hooks. I don't mean all #4 yarns, but look at them and feel them. Will they work up the same? I didn't have a lot of choice since I am using leftovers, but did try to do this.

I also wanted to mention Share a Square here one last time. This is the organization that provided afghans for children at cancer camps, one of which was in Louisiana, my home state. 150 afghans were made using 80 squares from 80 different people. That is a HUGE undertaking. Shelly is making ghans again this year, for a different camp. How many ghans depends on how many people participate. Right now in order to make 100 ghans she is still in need of 400 squares from 40 different people. In other words, people who have not yet sent anything in. I believe there are 80 afghan kits complete (either assembled or waiting to be assembled). If you are on Facebook, you can read the November update yourself. I might also mention that the rules allow for a person to donate the yarn and cards with their name on it, then you can make the squares and donate in their name. This is nice for someone who wants to participate but doesn't crochet.

The absolute deadline for squares to be received by Shelly is December 15. I suggest mailing by Friday, the 9th to be sure they arrive on time.

Happy crocheting!


  1. If you still are looking for a place to send it, my church (in Baton Rouge) has just started a ministry with an apartment building for people on disibility struggling with mental health and addiction issues. There are both men and women there. One of our goals for Christmas is to make sure everyone has a hand made scarf or hat. There are both men and women there, so pastels are just fine.

    E-mail me slz 254 at gmail dot com if you are interested.

    We're hoping this will morph into a long-term ministry where we can support things like Knit your Bit and Special Olympics.

  2. Interesting idea with the scarf. You could make alot of scarves this way, hook them together for a sorta ?? wavy look afghan? No clue what it would look like, but that came to mind.

    Rounding today from Sandy's Space, hope you and yours had a nice long holiday wkend.