So for Rachael’s Week 1 of her 52 Weeks, she decided to learn how to crochet.
My grandmother taught me to crochet back when I was maybe 10 or 11. I didn’t do much with it then. In college, I picked up the practice again but stopped again around finals time. Then last year for Christmas, I was really short on funds so everyone (Mom, Dad, Brother, Boyfriend, his Mom) got a homemade scarf instead. I began to work on one for Miss Rachael, but then started a new job and things got crazy so I stopped again.
Since I know how to crochet, Rachael came over and I taught her the basics- chains, single, half double, double, and half triple stitches galore.
And for the first time in about 9 months, I picked up crocheting again.
It may be cheating to have just finished something previously started but ah well.
It’s an infinity scarf done in a pattern I’d found on Google. I have no idea what it had been called or how to find it again. If I find it in my history, I’ll definitely post it because I think its a gorgeous pattern.
Here’s a brief description but is in no way a decent tutorial or such:
I used Caron Simply Soft black yard. I got 2 rolls which were 2 skeins worth each and used most of it. The yarn suggests a size H-8 5mm hook but I used a G size instead because it was working better for me.
To start, you chain to an amount that when you subtract 2, is divisible by 3. So I chained 26, because 24 is divisible by 3. After chaining your bottom row, you chain 4 extra to account for the height of the stitches you’ll use for the next row. You skip those 4 turning chains, and SKIP 1 ADDITIONAL STITCH. Then do a triple crochet into the next hole (the 2nd one you’d ordinarily use). Then do another triple into the one after that (the 3rd). Next, do a double crochet into the first hole- that one you skipped in the beginning. It create these looping clusters that I think are absolutely adorable. Repeat til the end of the row and then do a regular triple crochet to king of form the ends on either side of the bracket. Repeat for rows 2 through however long. I made 8 clusters across and I think it ended up being 80 rows long – bringing the scarf to about 5 feet.