Here is a blue scarf I made by following the pattern that Beck Blue J made up. I stumbled upon her blog the other day and its got lots of cool projects and photos. Its a simple double crochet pattern with a fringe. The pattern is below. Link here to her blog for the actual post.
R1: dc across all chain stitches, 200 dc
R2: chain 4 (counts as turning chain and chain 1), *1 dc, chain 1, skip one dc from previous row, 1 dc in next stitch. Repeat from * across all stitches.
R3-? You can make as many mesh rows as you like here, I made one scarf with 5, another with only 3: begin as R2 to last square, make the final dc in 2nd chain stitch over, leaving 3 chain stitches to act as last dc from previous row.
Last Row: chain 3, dc across all stitches, including the single chain stitches between dc.
I started crocheting recently and I cant stop now. I was having problems making anything other than scarves for monkeys and then Liz showed me how to make granny squares for a top secret project we are working on and I improved. I made my self a couple wash clothes out of organic cotton that came out great, then tried to move on to other projects. Then, this Christmas I was in Mystic, CT and Dan's mom helped me out by lending me some books and patterns and gave me a ton of yarn. She had a book that had been in the family called The Complete Guide to Needlework. GET THIS BOOK!!! Its got everything I have ever wanted to know about all my favorite needlework projects, every stitch under the sun and cool projects. The pictures and directions on how to make everything are so easy to understand. I bought it from amazon for $6. It is probably the best and biggest resource book for all things needlepoint I have ever read. I worked out of the book all weekend, learning every stitch for crochet. I made a sampler and some hats and now I feel confident to tackle any pattern I want!
Our friend Drew (aka The Yeti) came to visit and go snowboarding with Dan and while they were out on the slopes I made a hat for him! Its my first one and I'm very proud. It only took me three tries. Haha. It has a pom pom and ear covers. Since then, I have made 3 more hats that are A LOT better. I made an "ugly hat" for my mom and a little hat for myself.
Here are some photos from the week long holiday market. Thanks so much to everyone who came out and bought stuff or just came to support. The food was amazing. I think I had 3 chicken busiuts from Pies'n'Thighs. I also had the best cupcake I ever had my whole life from Robecelli's Cupcakes. It was a very fun time and we passed the time on the slow days knitting and crocheting.
I have been an artist my whole life. I have always loved sewing, collage, typography, embroidery and making things pretty. It led me going to college at Pratt Institute and and from there I worked every job imaginable till i found pre-press/graphic design where i am working currently. I hope to one day open up Brooklyn Craft the craft supply store in Brooklyn. A store that's like a craft fair every day. I love sailing and biking and this blog is all about what takes up most of my time, unless of course I am drinking at the bar.
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