Monday, November 17, 2008

Silky Soft Scarf

A stash busting pattern
by Samantha Stopple Copyright 2008

This pattern is also available as a pdf download on Ravelry!

Frog Tree Scarf

Example was made with Frog Tree Pima Cotton Silk and a J / 6.0 mm Hook
Approx. 58” Long and 3” Wide
Gauge: 12 rows in 2” / 4 - (sc, ch1) in 2”
I did 17 rows for my scarf

Notes [Read before starting the pattern]

Note links in this online version. You will find information nthat might be helpful if you are new to crochet.

The foundation chain and first row are the same color yarn.

You do not turn your work. You join at the beginning of each row and fasten off at the end of each row. The right side of the scarf is always facing you.

Leave longish tails at the beginning and end of each row, which will become part of the fringe. No ends to weave in!

To get the look of this scarf you need to do this even if you do this in one color.

Any yarn that you have on hand
If you want the scarf to be drapey go up 2 or more hooks sizes than the hook or needle size suggested on the ball band. If you crochet loosely you might not need to, if you crochet tightly like me you do!

The pattern: The granite stitch a multiple of 2 stitches

Foundation Row: Chain to a length that looks good to you and add a few more chains just in case. Then w/o fastening off proceed to Row 1

Row 1: (sc, ch1) in the 2nd ch from the hook [skip the next ch (sc, ch1) in the next ch] across, skip one more ch then end with a sc when the length looks right to you. (Pick out any extra chains not needed.)

Row 2: sc in the first sc, [(sc, ch1) in the ch1 space of the previous row] across, ending with a sc in the last ch1 space and a sc in the last sc.

Row 3: (sc, ch1) in the first sc, [(sc, ch1) in the ch1 space of the previous row] across, end with a sc in the last sc.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until it’s the width you want.
Frog Tree Scarf
Add fringe to your liking. Trim if needed.

If you are new to making fringe then check out this tutorial here.

Give scarf a gentle blocking if needed.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rainbow Sherbet Coin Purse

What to do with small amounts of your own handpsun yarn? You make a few coin pursed that's what. Enjoy.....

Rainbow Sherbet Coin Purses

aran/heavy worsted handspun or similar weight yarn from your stash 40-50 yards max.
4.0 or 4.5mm hook - the goal is a dense fabric
1/2 inch or larger button [ I used 1/2" button but I plan to add a larger and bulkier button because my coin purse has opened in my bag.]
yarn needle to weave in ends
needle and thread to sew on button
finished size about - 2.5 x 3.25 inches when flap is buttoned

R1: Ch13 and sc across, ch1 turn
R2: sc across, ch1 turn
Repeat R2 until it's 5.25 inches give or take long. Then do the button hole row.
Button Hole Row: sc, hdc, 3dc, 2tc, 3dc, hdc, sc, fasten off. The button fits between the two treble crochet stitches.
Sc the sides together with the front of the coin purse facing you.

Finishing touches. Crab stitch edging.
With the front of the coin purse facing you join at the left hand corner , ch1 and begin crab stitch over the inside top, down the right side and the bottom.
Then with the back of the coin purse facing you(would be on the front if the coin purse is buttoned closed) Join on the left where the coin flap begins, ch1, and begin crab stitch around. (On the coin purse on the right I did not do the crab stitch across the top of the inside.)

Weave in ends and sew on the button.

This pattern has not been tested so let me know if you have any problems you can email me or contact me on Ravelry.

Rainbow Sherbet Coin Purses

Rainbow Sherbet Coin Purses
Rainbow Sherbet Coin Purses