Usually this blog has a really strict schedule of what goes live when but it’s all wacky this week because I’ve been all thrown off by the vacation I took. I missed yesterday’s Hooked Together post altogether. På onsdag, når jeg normalt viser off hvad jeg har lavet, I showed off min søsters tørklæde. And now I’m adding a Saturday post to show off what I made in order to meet the posting deadline for the Elisabeth Andree crochet contest that I entered. I’ll be happy when my posting is all back to normal starting tomorrow!
The Contest Details
You can read the full details of how the contest worked her but the basics are:
- The goal is for each crocheter to use the same simple stitch pattern.
- The pattern is the chain-single crochet (ch-sc) which turned out to be kind of a fun stitch to use (a new one for me).
- There were three variations of the stitch available. We had to use any of those stitches or any combination of the three and not use any other stitches with the exception of stitches for increasing and decreasing.
- We could make a scarf, sjal, fingerless gloves or cushion cover.
- The goal is to show what different items crocheters can make using the same basic rules.
The Stitch I Chose
My Crochet Process
It took me awhile to find a yarn I liked with this particular stitch. Once I did, I was a little bit stuck as to what to make because I only had 54 yards of this bulky yarn. Then I remembered a plan I’d had stewing in the back of my mind for awhile to make a tubular scarf and thought I’d try that with this stitch. Here’s what I did:
- I made one rectangle using the stitch described above. It starts with 32 chain stitches and measures about 3″ x 8″ when finished.
- I made two more rectangles exactly like this. Each rectangle took about one skein and I had three skeins of 17 yards hver, så det arbejdede ud godt.
- Jeg vendte hver firkant ind i et rør. Jeg snoet hver ende væk fra den anden for at skabe røret derefter bruges jeg et garn nål at sy længden af røret sammen til at holde rørform på plads. Jeg gjorde det med hver af de tre rektangler, oprettelse af tre rør.
- Jeg brugte en slip søm til at fastgøre hver af de tre rør til hinanden for at skabe en lang rørformet tørklæde, der er stærkt profilerede grund af den store mønster af garnet.
- Den endelige tørklæde er omkring 24″ lang og 3″ omkring. Tørklædet er tynd, men tyk.
Et nærmere kig på fotos
Her er mønsteret, da jeg begyndte at arbejde på en af de 3″ x 8″ rektangler.
Lad os nu tage et kig på, hvordan jeg greb hver firkant i enderne og snoet den til at skabe røret:
I slip stitched along the tube to hold it together. I did this three times. Se:
And then when the three parts are put together, they make the skinny, short, tyk, textured scarf:
Have you ever worked with suri ribbon? Any tips for crocheting with this unique type of yarn?