Friday, 24 July 2009

Crochet Scarf of many colours....

Several posts back I blogged about using up a child's crochet kit and making 18 squares but then did not know what to do with them! I was given several really good ideas and I even blogged about it here where I am an invited author.
The idea that really inspired me was from Inkberryblue who suggested a scarf with a picot edging. I could do with a scarf that looks a little different but what really interested me was the picot edging bit. My first thought was 'what is it and how do I crochet it?' My only crochet book showed me what it looked like but not to actually do it. So I googled the stitch name and found a video tutorial on how to create picot stitch.

I think you can just see it in the picture above. I decided to use black to show up the colours, a bit like stained glass window lead holding all of the coloured glass together.

Well I'm hooked (sorry, no pun intended!).

It is has not turned out too badly and in the process of making this I have learnt two new stitches along the way. A work colleague has just had a baby boy and I am thinking of making a crochet pram blanket for the Autumn/Winter in blues. What do you think?
I have really enjoyed making this and I will certainly be making some more use of crochet. Another bag I think with similar colours to the scarf maybe.

I went into school today with Sophie and did some more tidying etc and due to building work I have had to take some home but I will not be allowed in school itself, so my break has officially begun today! So much more of the above over the next few weeks so do keep coming back as I hope to post regularly with finished items. If you are new to this blog do not be shy and say hello in the comment section, you do not have to have a blog to do this, simply click on anonymous to leave a message.

Take care for now

xx.

13 comments:

kleinzonnetje said...

The scarf looks great! Enjoy the holidays...

Bagladee said...

Wow, its gorgeous....I love the bright colours against the black. Thanks for leaving a comment, I've just posted about being featured. I feel so proud :D x

Kathleen said...

Hi there,

I love your scarf. Am partial to granny squares and your scarf if reminiscent of the classic 'balck patchwork' granny afghans.

I love your blog. Have been following it for awhile now. come on over and visit mine sometime. would love to have you!!

Kathleen said...

Thanks very much for stopping by my blog. I reeeeeeaally appreciate it.

The afghan was a great joy to work on. It has exactly 100 blocks to make it the size I wanted. I've been doing grannies for so long now, I don't much think about it when I'm making something. Knitting on the other hand...that's where the patience comes in.

I just made up the pot holder patterns as I went along, but it wouldn't take much to write them up and post them. I'll certainly do that and let you know !

Have a great weekend -
Kathleen
Soul Woven Songs

Chocolate Cat said...

Wow! The scarf sure beats my suggestion of a granny rug, looks great.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a fabulous scarf - the pcot edge adds the perfect finishing touch!

summersadie said...

I love the scarf!! I think the black is perfect. You're right, just like stained glass.

inkberryblue said...

The scarf looks gorgeous! I am really tickled that you took my idea and ran with it (especially as I live half a world away from you.) Bravo! (...and am I the only one who finds picots fiddly?)

silverpebble said...

That scarf is gorgeous and very fashionable in blogland!

I absolutely loved the hand-made mini-beasts in your previous posts too

x

picciolo said...

hi, it looks really cosy!
: )

Indigo Blue said...

WOW! There has been a lot of interest with my scarf. Thank you for the lovely comments ladies and a couple of new visitors too. Welcome. I have another crochet project in the planning stage, more on that once I have started it.
X
Andrea

Lisa said...

This reminds me of an afghan my mom made years ago! I love it!!! Just discovered your blog and love it!!
Have a great day!!

Mary said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment - It's very nice to meet you and to find a new blog to read! I love your scarf! It's so pretty with the bright colors - and I like the black with it.

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