I have so many crochet projects that I want to make, but not enough people to give them to, so I am thinking ahead to craft fair season. I am planning to make some hats, scarves and toys. I made 2 scarves over the past week to start my craft fair stash.
The one on the right is a pattern that was featured in Crochet Today! magazine. Once again I did not pay attention to the fact that if you use a different yarn weight than called for in the pattern, your results will be different. The pattern is alternating single and double crochet stitches for every stitch and then a single crochet contrasting border. Because I used a heaver weight yarn (4 instead of 3), and didn’t adjust my hook size, the scarf is a little stiffer and denser than I would like. Maybe someone will like it though.
The scarf on the left, however, I am totally loving. It was just a simple double crochet pattern, alternating colors. I love the chocolate caramel look to it. This pattern is from the Lion Brand website and is supposed to be a school colors scarf, but I just adapted it for the colors I liked.
A note about the yarn: The caramel color yarn is from Michael’s and its their new worsted weight yarn called “Loops & Threads – Impeccable”. They have a great variety of colors and the price is right at $2.99 for a 5 oz. skein. However I was a bit disappointed that the quality was a bit lacking. The yarn did have a tendency to split and did not have a nice feel when crocheting with it. It wasn’t scratchy, but it wasn’t soft either. There are definitely a lot better worsted weight options that are relatively low cost. I will stick with my favorites which are Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice and Bernat Berella.