So, Kathleen Francis at Grosgrain Fabulous posted the amazing mini scarves below (go check out her design):
|Photo of her design from her blog. Cute, right?|
Inspired, I designed my own crochet pattern for something similar. Hurdles to overcome:
- I've never created my own crochet pattern before
- I hadn't crocheted in over a year
- My visual/spacial skills don't exactly rock
- What else is therapy good for, if not teaching courage?
- I'm much worse with a sewing machine than a crochet hook, so the other method was out (sewing machines and I equal enough curse words to damn me to seven hells).
|Seems I'm REALLY happy with the outcome...|
- Big soft yarn! These things sit right in the sensitive nape of the neck. The first one I made was with regular old yarn, and too itchy and inflexible.
- I used a double crochet stitch. This, plus the big yarns, makes for a 45 minute project. Those of you more used to crochet may have less difficulty.
- If you use smaller yarn, again, focus on the soft factor. I'm making a strawberry inspired one right now, with much small yarn, but it's still silky soft on my skin. Smaller yarn = be prepared for longer work time.
- If yours ends up prettier than mine, let me down gently. I'm still so surprised I even figured this out at all! :)
|I do NOT look firmly entrenched in my 30's here|
And I did my first linky party! It's here, at Flamingo Toes.