When I sat down with my huge stash of Scheepjes *Colour Crafter to begin the motif that was in my head, I really wanted to make something with some depth and dimension. I wanted it to be a good sized square (this one is 5.5"). I wanted something that "moved". And something magical happened! This little motif came together in just over an hour! That NEVER happens in my design world! Magic, I tell ya!
And then my brain began to work to envision a scarf--where the length could be easily adjusted, where it could be held snuggly in place by threading one end between the motifs--where you could really have fun with color and make it suite your style or favorite outfit!
But should it be lacey--like this?
Or really textured and structured like this?
When all was said and done, I couldn't decide so designed both. I think they have a very "Anthropologie" feel. You can snag the one you prefer in my shops (along with other colorful and unique crochet patterns--some free, some paid):
The patterns are available separately--pick your favorite--in PDFs that include the yarns colors and quantities used for the sample, complete written instructions (US terms), and lots of pictures to help you through the motif. I've also included the multiples # for both the Lacey and Structured styles so you can adjust the length of the scarf for your best fit and personal style.
|Photo courtesy of Courtney of 3 Hoots Boutique|
I've rated the patterns as Intermediate so they are not too difficult--although the Lacey Rock Scarf requires a bit more focus since it has a longer repeat.
I've got some other really fun things in the works--pillows, blankets and other fun yarny designs, so stay tuned on my Facebook page here.
I'll be back soon with some really fun and colorful crochet designs!
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