Crochet #25: My second scarf, the confetti scarf
As you may know, I only crochet amigurumi (animals), for autumn and winter I already crocheted one for my friend. scarf with the granite stitch, but of course I also wanted a scarf I made myself. On a Facebook group full of experienced crocheters I asked for an easy and fun crochet pattern for a scarf. I received the tip “the confetti scarf” from Wendy's Home Collection. Today I'll tell you about how my own second crocheted scarf went :-).
Free crochet pattern “The confetti scarf”
You can request the crochet pattern for the scarf for free on the website Wendy. You enter your email address and you will then receive a link in your email to download the pattern. That is very useful.
What did I use for my first scarf?
Because I did not want to buy very expensive yarn right away, I bought 5 balls of Royal (100 g - 241 m) in the color ocher yellow from Zeeman. I ended up using 2 whole balls and 2/3 of a third ball (I didn't quite stick to the pattern, see further in the article). The bulbs cost €0.99 each. For crocheting I used a 5.5 mm crochet hook.
The first draft
I was given the tip not to start too tight and not to start with a row of chain stitches but to put on the double crochet stitches (rows 1 and 2 together). Because I had never done this before, I first watched a few videos on YouTube. I thought Wendy Rademaker's video was the most clear, click here for the video “As you crochet, cast on double crochet with markers – Foundation row double crochet”.
Still, I found it difficult to see where exactly to put in, when I had made some double crochet stitches I saw that my row was slightly different. But what was different? On the website of “A nice gesture” I found a clear photo and then I saw it :-).
Round 2, the double crochet pattern
I looked up a video for double treble crochet on YouTube again. I haven't crocheted this much yet. I started round 2 with good courage and it actually went much easier than I thought, but hey, you only know at the end whether you haven't made a mistake...
So nice, it was right in one go.
Round 3, double crochet only
And then I thought, well, that's going to be an easy tour... and I was wrong. First I put the double crochet stitches in each stitch (sc). This got very messy (maybe my double treble crochets were too loose?). That's why I put the sticks in the arches. 2 double crochets at the wide triangle and 1 double crochet at the narrow triangle (point). This also came out exactly with the stitches I needed.
Rounds 4, 5, and 6
Round 4 actually went well, including the number of stitches. Unfortunately, round 5 came, everything counted, 1 stitch too short, checked and couldn't find anything... out of frustration I just started round 6. But still not happy with it... so I finished round 6 and started looking for what I did wrong. I came to the conclusion that I had forgotten one double crochet at the end of round 5. After that it went well with round 6. Secretly I later discovered an error in round 4, but I'm just going to ignore it... let it go... always difficult (fortunately I didn't see it later).
Repeat rows 1 to 6 for the first time, double crochet and double crochet
I have to be honest, but when I started repeating for the first time I was actually a bit done with the pattern. Counting all the time, looking for errors and hoping for no errors. Still continued because I had already come so far.
Repeat rows 1 to 6 for the second time, double crochet and double crochet
And there we went again. I soon noticed that my scarf was already becoming quite wide. I made rows 1 to 6 again but decided not to crochet rows 1 to 6 a third time. Crocheting was now nice and relaxing :-).
Because I saw that the two short sides and one long side did not have an equally wide edge, I first made a row of single crochets on those sides.
My scarf didn't turn out exactly like the pattern, but I'm still very happy with it. It cost me blood, sweat and tears in the beginning but it was worth it :-).
My scarf ended up being 24 cm wide and 250 cm long. That's very long. I can now wrap the scarf around my neck 3 times. Nice and warm for the winter. I kept the number of stitches in width of the pattern, but due to a different choice of yarn it became so long. But that is not a problem. I'm happy with it :-).
Which DIY/crochet project cost your blood, sweat and tears?
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– Crochet #20: Horse Piem nr2, the fairytale horse
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