Friday, August 7, 2020

Crochet Lace Summer Scarf, Alize Bahar Cotton Yarn, New Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial


Happy August dear friends! 

Even though this summer I am not enjoying the beach or traveling on any vacations, I still try to enjoy every sunny day! 

I go for a lot of walks, and sometimes I spend solo time crocheting by the small lake in the park across the road from my home!
  

And my recent crochet creation is a lacy scarf made with 100% mercerized cotton! 

I crocheted this scarf along the length, not along the width the way I usually do, and I love the way it turned out! 

The specific yarn that I used is Alize Bahar 100% Mercerized Cotton (2 skeins, 274 yards each skein). And I worked with a hook size E (3.5 mm).

 




Only basic stitches are used in this design, so it will be suitable for crochet beginners! 

The final measurements of my scarf are 58 inches long and 9.5 inches wide, but the pattern can be easily adjusted to any custom size! 

This stitch will also work for a variety of other crochet projects, such as a summer top or blouse, beach or swim pool coverup, perhaps a table runner or a tablecloth, etc.

I created a very detailed video tutorial: 


I also have the pattern available in the written form in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 




Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Crochet Lacy Fans Scarf, Crochet Video Tutorial


Starting a crochet Youtube channel has been such a blessing to me! I enjoy making crochet tutorials and sharing my work with other crocheters! I appreciate all the feedback and suggestions my viewers give me, which help me grow as a crochet designer. 

The scarf that I'm sharing today was a viewer's request. She asked for a tutorial of a fans stitch, as she would like to make a blanket with fan's design. 

Of course, in crochet there are endless creative possibilities, and there can literally be hundreds of variations of a fans stitch. 

This is what I came up with - a lacy fan's stitch with four repeating rows. 


I used this stitch to make a scarf, but of course it can be easily adjusted to make a lacy blanket or throw, or any other project for that matter! 

To make this scarf, I used one skein of Soft & Shiny yarn by Loops & Threads (about 300 yards), and a crochet hook size H (5 mm). 

My scarf came out 50 inches long and 8 inches wide. 

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Here is the video tutorial: 


The written pattern is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 




Sunday, June 21, 2020

Crochet Lace Scarf, Crochet Video Tutorial



I can't believe more than half of June is already gone! I have fallen behind with sharing my creations! And I do have tons of new crochet projects completed! 


Let's start with this lacy scarf! The pattern is quite simple, with only one repeating row. 

I used one skein of Soft and Shiny yarn by Loops & Threads, and my scarf came out 44 inches long and 8 inches wide.  Hook size H, 5 mm.

This is not a very long scarf, but it does tie up nicely around my neck, sort of like a cowl.

And of course, it's very easy to make the scarf longer - simply use more yarn and continue crocheting until you reach your desired length.  






My video tutorial is available on Youtube: 


And if you prefer a written pattern in PDF format, it's available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 





Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Blue Shimmer Lace Scarf, Free Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial


Like many of us, I can't go out for yarn shopping, so I've been digging through my stash, trying to find something exciting to work with. I found four skeins of Brilliant yarn by Patons. 



I purchased this yarn last year from a thrift store. I believe now this yarn is discontinued, which is a pity as it's beautiful and I enjoying working with it! 

I made myself a pretty scarf. Nothing fancy, just one repeating row of crochet shells.




Because I only had four skeins (664 yards in total), my scarf came out only 46 inches long (13 inches wide), but I use a pearl pin to style it with, and it looks very pretty.




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The pattern is very easy. We start with a chain that is a multiple of 7, plus 4. 

For my scarf I started with chain 60. 

Row 1: (3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all into 4th ch from the hook (beginning shell made), *skip 6 ch, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all in next ch (shell made)* across. 

Continue working into the other side of the original chain. *(4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all in ch where shell was made* across. Join with sl st to top of starting ch. 

From this point, continue working in rows.

Row 2: sl st to ch-3 space of 1st shell, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all in same ch-3 space, *(4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all in ch-3 space of next shell* across. 

Repeat Row 2 for the pattern. Fasten off.