I found this gorgeous yarn a few months ago and have been dying to use it ever since. I spent more time than I care to admit combing Pinterest, looking for the perfect pattern to use. I never found anything that I loved so I just decided to start playing with it and see where it went. I spent two days working and re-working about a 1 foot section of this scarf but could not for the life of me find something that made me happy…
I had to relearn something while working with this yarn… sometimes simple is best. I really really really wanted this to be a special piece because the yarn was so gorgeous! I tried several different stitches (puff stitch, alternating stitches, daisy stitch) but nothing seemed right. I don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out but the stitches I kept trying were just too busy. The color variation mixed with the stripe and the bulky yarn was just too much.
In frustration I idly started making a couple of rows of half double crochet. Viola! Perfection. I had to put aside my obsession with doing something fancy and just let the beauty of the yarn be it’s own “special” pattern. Turned out a simple half double crochet spooled the color striping out perfectly! I will have to keep this in mind next time I’m frustrated with how a project is going. When all else fails, simplify it!
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Want to make your own? Here’s how!
- 3 balls of Buttercream Twist yarn in Daisy (this is a bulky #5 yarn)
- 8 mm crochet hook (I love this Clover Amour Crochet Hook)
- Yarn needle to weave in ends (I use theses Susan Bates Bent Tip Needles)
Pattern written in US terms.
ch = chain
dhc = half double crochet
Row 1: hdc in the second ch from the hook, hdc in all of the chain stitches
Row 2: *ch 1, hdc in all stitches*
repeat * until you have 125 rows changing balls of yarn as they run out. Then weave in your ends.
(I did have to cut out a small section each time I changed balls of yarn to make the colors line up but the section that was cut out was used for the fringe!)
I then cut 16 inch lengths to use for the fringe, placing two in the open space between stitches along each edge. Final dimensions for this scarf are about 6 1/2 feet long by 8 inches wide (before the fringe). It is a big, comfy scarf!
If you need more info on how to change balls of yarn when you get to the end, check out my video on how to do this here.