Friday, August 31, 2012

FO: Ice Blossom Crochet Scarf

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My first real crochet project is done - finished, blocked, and ends woven in - like a boss!  This was a really fun first project, and very simple.  It's pretty much just double crochet and little shells, but it makes a very pleasing vertical pattern.  I think it would be a really fun scarf to layer with other skinny scarves, maybe like the California Roll scarf I knit over holiday break last winter.

I basically crocheted until I was totally sick of the pattern, then pulled the tail through the last stitch.  How cool is it that in crochet, you really don't have to bind off?  I guess the trade-off is that you can't drop down and fix problems a few rows back - you just have to rip it out.  I have a feeling that crochet isn't going to replace knitting as my favorite hobby, but it's really nice to feel comfortable with another skill.  And now I have a growing "crochet" favorites tag on Ravelry!

My Ravelry Page: Ice Blossom
Pattern: Free Pattern from Bad Woman Yarn, not on Ravelry
Yarn: Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace
Yardage: One 440-yard ball - I probably used about 420 yards total
Hook Size: Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook, Size F - this was a pretty comfy hook, and I'd definitely buy another from the same line!

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