Saturday, December 27, 2008
Merry Christmas! Felicidades! (and a free scarf pattern!
Here is the annual picture of my tree before it comes down. Sigh.
My sister and her family are coming up tomorrow if the darn snow doesn't get in their way. It just started in about an hour ago. Keep your fingers and toes crossed. My sister, is my only other fellow hooker in my life. She totally gets the connection between your soul and making something with your hands. Hopefully we'll get time to poor over patterns together or at least sit side by side and hook away.
This is a scarf of my own design. It my fav and I can work on it at any time with very little thought. So without further ado:
My half-dc curly fringe scarf:
Close up of detail:
The pattern:I used a size I hook, but gauge is not important, just how tight you like your stitches.
1 skein of worsted weight yarn(mine is RHSS)
Chain a string of stitches as tall as you are.(Give or take a few depending on your taste.)
Row 1: Half-double crochet into second chain from hook. Repeat to end. Turn, chain 2
Row 2-12: Half-double crochet in every stitch, turn, chain 2 at every row end.
Fasten off at the end of row 12.
Fringe: Holding 2 strands of yarn together.
Chain 25, 3 sc in every chain. Fasten off, leave about six inches of yarn to fasten to scarf.
Make 12 curly Q's, Fasten 6 to each end of the scarf. Viola!
Edited to add:
To make a curly Q:
3 Sc in 2nd chain from hook, then 3sc in each chain across, it should start curling immediately Fasten off, repeat.