Saturday, August 27, 2011

Skinny Taiyo

I've had this crochet scarf made for a couple of months now and just love it..
scarf 2
I love it that much that I thought I'd share the pattern with you all... This scarf works well with any wool but for the striping effect that I have in mine Noro Taiyo is a must.
scarf 3
So grab yourself a 6.5mm hook and 300yards of yarn (make sure it's thicker than a 10ply) and we'll get started*!!*

Skinny Scarf Pattern
There are only 2 stitches that you need to know for this scarf, chain and half double crochet(hdc) - if you've never done a hdc before follow this link for a great easy how-to.
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O.K. now that you have your materials and you know all of the stitches you need to make a REALLY long chain. Don't worry about counting just chain until it's long enough to wrap around your neck a few times loosely, mine is about 2.5m long.
Row 1 - hdc into the 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain across.
Row 2 - Chain 2, turn and hdc in each hdc across.
Repeat Row 2 until you run out of yarn (I got 7 rows from my Noro Taiyo).
Fasten off, sew in your ends and you're done!!

I also like to add a couple of buttons to one of the narrow ends of my scarf so that I can fasten it into a loop around my neck but that's totally up to you.
scarf 5
The red skirt is something I came up with at the start of the month when I was in desperate need of an outfit to wear to the Picnic Race's down the road at Louth.
It's a simple box pleat construction made using a similar technique to this one over at Burda.

5 comments:

  1. That skirt looks very cute on you with those boots. :) Have a great weekend. xo

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  2. Thank you for sharing the scarf pattern. I'll have to add it to my list of "to do" projects :)

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  3. Love the scarf, but that skirt is super adorable!

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