I'm going to introduce a spring project today. I got a free pattern, Paradores Infinity Scarf, from Naturally caron .com. The pattern looks nice, but I didn't like how to connect three panels together, so I changed the pattern a little. The pattern is composed of three panels, but I made only two panels, because I want to use the scarf as long as I can whether the season in hot or cold. The scarf can be used underneath a jacket as neck warmer during cold season.
It can be also used as stole or scarf during spring and summer.
I always need stole whenever I go shopping during summer, because the air conditioner inside U.S. buildings is really cold for me, so the stole should be light, small and easy to carry with me, that's why I didn't make third panel of the pattern.
I used a super fine yarn for the project. The pattern suggests using light yarn, so I figured out how much stitches my scarf needed. The super fine yarn is very elastic, so it's good yarn to make tube shaped project. The yarn is suggests a 3.25mm/USA size D hook, but I used a 4.00mm/USA size 6 hook, because I wanted to use the elastic yarn effectively. I love the elastic yarn, so I'm working on this project with different colored yarn again. However, the yarn is a little expensive.
I worked on the long bottom edge of upper panel with glory pattern, which forms flower shapes. I used shell stitches on the long top edge of the lower panel. I connected the lower panel to the flowers of the upper panel with slip stitches.
I also made the corsage for the scarf. I really loved the flower that I used for the napkin holder, so I used the flower this time as well. To make corsage, I crocheted with a Vanilla colored cotton yarn and white colored crochet thread placed 24 pink beads together. I recommend that you use cotton yarn when you make solid project without stuffing, because cotton yarn holds it's shape. I needed to add something to the flower, so I tried adding a crochet leaf and corkscrew, but these didn't add good effects. After that, I came up with a idea, which used a crochet motif as flower leaf!
Since I liked the flower, I'm planing to make hair accessories with the flower as well!
Stitches that I used for the project.
Chain, slip stitches, single crochet, double crochet, 2 treble crochet cluster, shell stitch.
Yarn that I used for the project.
- Patons Stretch Socks : Nougat
- Red Heart Eco-Cotton : Vanilla (corsage)
- Lily Sugar'n Cream : Country Green (corsage)