My mom’s shoulder is still hurting so I thought I would check in regarding a crochet project I’m working on right now. Lately I seem to be better at starting projects than finishing them, likely because I keep choosing large projects, but I have plans to wrap up this and a few other crochet projects by the end of the year.
I decided in late October that I wanted to make another scarf but that I wanted to do something different than what I’ve done before – different but simple – I was very busy at work and just wanted something I could mindlessly tackle but also something nice enough that I could hopefully be able to gift it to someone once I’m done.
Knowing I wanted something different, my plan was to seek out a scarf that alternated rows of single and double crochet because I thought it would add some dimension to the scarf and it would keep it interesting while I made it.
That’s when I found this pattern: http://www.fiberfluxblog.com/2013/01/free-crochet-patterningrid-scarf.html. It was exactly the type of project I was looking for. It’s simple, it’s beautiful, and it confirmed my theory that alternating between single and double crochet would add depth to the scarf. I also want to add that this is such a perfect beginner project if you’re newer to crocheting like I am.
In addition to alternating between rows of single and double crochet, the pattern changed the direction I typically crochet scarves. For all my previous scarves, I started with a chain of the desired width of the scarf and then added rows until it reached the desired length. This pattern started with a chain of the desired length of the scarf and then added rows for width. I found this to be a fun change, although longer rows feel like a bigger undertaking sometimes – but that might just be me though, I’m the kind of person that could sit and read seven 10-page chapters and feel like it’s nothing but reading a 70-page chapter would feel overwhelming. It’s just a perception thing.
Regardless, I’m having fun making the scarf and can’t wait to see how it turns out. Right now, I’m nearing the end of the first ball of wool. I did buy three that I could use for the project for a nice long (and wide) scarf.
Here are some pictures I’ve taken at different stages of development so far: