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Silty Scarf and Beret

As I mentioned in my last post, I was browsing through the stitch dictionary looking for a highly textured stitch.  I wanted something thick for a scarf and beret project that I had in mind.   Not long ago I had purchased 3 skeins of Vanna’s Choice yarn in one of my favorite colors, gold.  The silt stitch was just the ticket.  It is easy to work but results in a nicely textured fabric.  It almost has the appearence of crocheted cables.

Swatching the Vanna’s Choice was not so much fun.  At one point, I decided to have the design run lengthwise so I had to rip out all the rows that I had crocheted crosswise.  The yarn began to pill quickly.  In addition, it also began to separate.  This yarn seems to be much thicker than most worsted yarns. Some people love this yarn.  I finished my project but I will not use it again. You might want to try another brand of worsted weight yarn.  You will find that the scarf fabric will skew slightly as you work, making it necessary to block the finished project.  In this case, blocking really gave the scarf a professional appearance.

The trim on the ends of the scarf is very easy to work.  I made this trim up myself but I don’t have any illusions that it is an original stitch pattern!  I wanted something that dangled a bit but I didn’t want fringe.  This little edging is the compromise. If you don’t like the trim, you can simply work your 6 rows of single crochet and end it there.

The beret is also worked in the silt stitch, this time in the round.  You will be turning your work after each round because the silt stitch texture is all on the reverse side of the row.  A narrow band of half-double crochet stitches finishes off the beret.

I want to add a word about pattern accuracy.  I have proofread this pattern numerous times.  I even let it rest for a week and then looked it over once again to be sure that it is accurate.  The only way to get complete accuracy is to have somebody else make the pattern.  So please, if you encounter a problem, I need to know about it so that it can be corrected!

Happy Crocheting!

Silty Scarf and Beret c

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2012 in crochet, Projects

 

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Hat in the Ring

A Little Air Up Here Please!

Okay, another hat.  But this one has a bonus!  Instead of sweltering under the hot summer sun with the hair under your hat getting damper by the minute, you can enjoy air-conditioned comfort with this little number.  I used 11 plastic rings and crocheted around them, then joined them together into a ring.  This “ring of rings” measures exactly 11″ around.  If you need a bit more, you can loosen the joining stitches slightly by leaving a little space between each ring as you join them together.  The shape here is of a bucket.  If you prefer, you can tip the brim up for a more traditional  sun hat look.  As with Mein Hut, this hat is worked holding two strands of yarn together for stability.  This pattern is written for a  21″ head but is a tiny bit snug in the ring area.

Hat In The Ring  PDF Pattern

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2012 in crochet, Projects

 

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9 Free Patterns to make for Christmas

Bamboo Hooded Scarf

             Bamboo Hooded Scarf    

Kaleidoscope Scarf

Kaleidoscope Scarf

This scarf makes a very economical gift.  It uses one ball of sock yarn!

Aunt Dot's Afghan

Aunt Dot’s Afghan

Who wouldn’t love a toasty afghan for those snowy winter days?

Jingle Bells PetCollar

Jingle Bells Pet Collar

 Let’s not forget our furry friends!

Paul's Sweet Guy Scarf

Paul’s “Sweet Guy” Scarf

The all-time favorite pattern on my blog.  Great for the “Sweet Guy” in your life!

Crunch Scarf

Crunch Scarf

This is a man’s scarf but it would do just as well for the ladies in different colors.

Elfie's Shawl

Elfie’s Shawl

Worked in crossed double crochet, this shawl is quick and easy.

Bike Chain Hat and Scarf

Bike Chain Hat and Scarf

Another very popular pattern!  These are very warm because of the insulating quality of the stitch.

Kiss Me Neck Cozy

“Kiss Me” Neck Cozy

The perfect thing to dress up your bare neckline under a coat.

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2011 in crochet, Projects

 

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