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crochet alpaca scarf My Crochet: Specific Stitch Contest Scarf

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. On Wednesday when I usually show off what I made, I showed off my sister’s scarf. 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 Hier 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, sjaal, 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

I chose to use a single variation of the stitch that was offered. Het was “variation twothat Elisabeth offered. U kunt zien de specifics of the stitch here. Basically I started with a foundation row of 32 then more or less did a repeat across the row of *sk 1 CH, 1 ch.sc in the next ch, 1 ch*. There’s a little bit more to it than that but that’s the gist.
My Yarn and Crochet Hook
suri ribbon alpaca yarn My Crochet: Specific Stitch Contest Scarf
I used my trusty Boye aluminum crochet hook in a size K. The yarn that I used is the blue and green superfine bulky alpaca suri ribbon that I showed off earlier this week.

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 3x 8when finished.
  • I made two more rectangles exactly like this. Each rectangle took about one skein and I had three skeins of 17 yards each so it worked out well.
  • I then turned each rectangle into a tube. I twisted each end away from the other to create the tube then I used a yarn needle to stitch the length of the tube together to hold the tube shape in place. I did this with each of the three rectangles, creating three tubes.
  • I used a slip stitch to attach each of the three tubes to one another to create one long tubular scarf that is highly textured because of the great stitch pattern of the yarn.
  • The final scarf is about 24long and 3around. The scarf is skinny but thick.

A Closer Look in Photos

suri ribbon crochet stitch My Crochet: Specific Stitch Contest Scarf

Here’s the stitch pattern as I began working on one of the 3x 8rectangles.

Now let’s take a look at how I grabbed each rectangle by the ends and twisted it to create the tube:

creating a crochet tube1 My Crochet: Specific Stitch Contest Scarf

suri ribbon crochet My Crochet: Specific Stitch Contest Scarf

I slip stitched along the tube to hold it together. I did this three times. Look:

suri ribbon crochet tubes My Crochet: Specific Stitch Contest Scarf

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And then when the three parts are put together, they make the skinny, short, thick, textured scarf:

crochet blue green scarf My Crochet: Specific Stitch Contest Scarf

suri ribbon crochet scarf My Crochet: Specific Stitch Contest Scarf

Have you ever worked with suri ribbon? Any tips for crocheting with this unique type of yarn?

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Kathryn

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