Wow...hi. It's been over one whole year since I posted! I have definitely done some crafty things since two Novembers ago, but I guess no crochet?
Quick catch up: last March my husband moved to Portland, Oregon, and I came a month later. It has not been the easiest transition for me so I put blogging on the back-burner to prioritize figuring out my new city.
Enough of that- CROCHET! I got some metallic yarn, which I ADORE and made an easy circle scarf. This is one of my favorite stitches, and with this yarn I think the effect is like knitted chainmail. Basic pattern and materials below the photos.
Sorry for the iPhone pics. I think I need to redesign this blog and get better with my photo editing!
(Not pictured: sweatpants)
(The blurry details)
(Inspiration via StyleTrove)
Yarn: Patons Metallic in Pewter
Hook Size: H8/5.00MM
This pattern is done in rounds to form a big tube and then sewed together.
Ch to desired thickness (remember it's a tube so you will want to double!). I think I did like 55 or something? Sl st to join.
First row: hdc around.
All subsequent rows: hdc in the back of the bottom loop - imagine blo, but going behind the bl to the next loop. Is this a real stitch? I have no idea, but I love the effect - kind of like bpdc, but easier, I think. And less thick.
No slst after each row- just keep going around and around. Once your scarf is long enough, stitch it together so it's like an inner tube!
I am also making a hat/turban thing with this yarn so hopefully I can have a really nice photo post soon. Happy 2014!!!