Several weeks ago when I was cleaning my bedroom closet, I found a lovely surprise in there – five skeins of beautiful emerald green yarn. I totally forgot I had it.
The yarn is by Araucania; it’s 75% baby alpaca, 18% silk, and 7% polyamide. The yarn was made and hand dyed in Chile.
Soon after my discovery, I read about Linda’s Stash Buster Link Party, so I decided to join it by making something out of my newly rediscovered yarn. Do visit Linda’s blog and see what other crafters are creating this month to bust their stash.
Since each skein weights only 50 grams and measures about 80 yards, a scarf seemed like an appropriate project. I don’t really need another crochet scarf since I already have a few, but it turned quite nicely and I’m going to keep it.
Since the yarn was hand-dyed, the color is not uniform, creating a beautiful and distinctive look. In addition to that, the scarf has a fabulous velvety texture.
I tried to take more close-up pictures of the scarf, but it proved to be a difficult task. Somehow my camera wouldn’t capture its beautiful color. So I’m sharing only one photo of me wearing my new scarf, but you can see this same stitch here.
The pattern is quite simple and should be appropriate for beginners.
My scarf is 58 inches long (not including the fringe), and 10 inches wide. If I had one more skein of yarn, I would make it a bit longer.
Shell in this pattern: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same space.
Turning ch 3 is referred to as “last dc” at the end of rows.
Row 1: shell in 6th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 6 ch, shell in next ch* across; dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: *shell in next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2* across, ending with shell in next shell; dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: *shell in next shell, ch 3* across, ending with shell in next shell; dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until desired length. Fasten off. Add fringe.
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