I crocheted this scarf for my daughter a few weeks ago. I had last crocheted over four years ago (BC = Before Children). I wanted an easy pattern but couldn’t find one for a scarf. So I adapted a pattern I had for a (don’t laugh) crocheted dishcloth and went on my merry way.
I found that, as usual, I started off tight and loosened my stitches as I went along. I was also unable to get the right number of stitches row after row, so I had to adjust by adding and subtracting stitches. The scarf is not of uniform width, so it’s a good thing I wasn’t trying to create a sweater or hat where keeping good count of the stitches is actually important.
But, as D., said “handmade is supposed to look handmade”, and my daughter does not disdain it. Sir I. has also requested a scarf, in blue. He’ll have to wait until the fall, because I’m not going to jinx the coming of spring by making more winter items.
This time around I actually finished up the project by tucking in the ends of yarn. I don’t have a yarn needle, but I made one out of a baggie tie and it worked just fine.
I like crocheting, but I don’t think I’ll ever be more than a scarf-and-blanket-making dabbler. If I have to give myself a repetitive stress injury, I’d rather it be through writing than crocheting, hee.
Have you done any yarn projects lately? Do share.