Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lace-y Trellis Infinity Scarf

The Lace-y Trellis Scarf is based on the first pattern I ever learned.  It is super easy once you complete a section.


Worsted weight yarn*
H or I Hook ( 5.0 or 5.5 mm)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

*You can use any yarn you like.  Simply use the recommended hook size for the yarn.


Chain 150. (or any multiple of 8 + 6 chains)

Row 1: SC in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across (149 SC). Turn.

Row 2:  Chain 3.  Skip 3 SC and double crochet (DC) 3 times in the next SC. *Chain three, skip 3 SC, and SC in the next SC.  Chain 2, skip 3 SC and DC 3 times in the next SC.*  Repeat from * to * ending with 3 DC in the final stitch of the row.  Turn.

Row 3:
Chain 3. DC 3 times in the first chain 2 space from the previous row. *Chain 3, SC in the top of the first DC in the next cluster.

Chain 2, 3 DC in the next chain space.* 

Repeat from * to * across. Turn.

Row 4-12:
Repeat Row 3.

Row 13: At the end of Row 12, chain 1 and turn.  *SC in each of the DC stitches, 2 HDC in the chain space. 1 DC in the sc, 2 HDC in the chain space.*  Repeat from * to * across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Sew the two ends of the cowl together using the long tail.  Weave in ends.


This scarf was made using one skein of  Loops & Threads Charisma yarn with an L hook:

The beginning chain was 130.

Can you imagine how awesome this will look when I can buy one more skein of this color???

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Let's make a mood blanket - a square a day in 2014

So let's talk blankets.

I always want to make them, but they seem so daunting.  Remember my Birthday Blanket of Awesomeness?  Ack!  That was some serious work.  If you think about it, though, you could totally make a blanket if you just made one square a day.  I mean, right?  Of course, you could. This is the current challenge going around the crochet blog-o-sphere.  A square a day or a square a week for the entire year.  I can totes do that!

The hook for this blanket is that it is a Mood Blanket.  Whatever color best describes your mood for the day when you go to crochet is the color you add for that square.  I love this idea! I'm horrible at choosing colors for patterns, but if I'm just picking the color that best describes my day, I can do that.

To get started, I needed some more information.  After slogging around through the mood ring pages, I found this information:

Listing of all the colors and several moods and feelings associated with them:

I am currently behind by 4 days, so I need to get caught up quickly.


January 1: Tired but content (lilac)

January 2: lazy (pink)

January 3: happy (magenta)

January 4: anxious (gray)