Monday, January 20, 2014

In Shining Armor

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
Darning Needle

Pattern overview:
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!!!