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Old Lady Scarf to Match my Ugly Hat


By now, my original hat project has morphed into a trio of projects: a hat, a scarf, and then mittens to come. (Hey! How’d that happen?)

This whole mess started with Ravelry. When I finished my first two projects, my pal Heather talked me into joining. As soon as I did, I couldn’t help but look through a pattern or two, and the Anne Lace Scarf by MK Carroll was one of the first patterns I saw. Needless to say, I immediately fell in love. Hard.  The very idea of crocheting giant lace really rubs the little old lady in me exactly the right way. So, after I flew through the pattern the first time, it occurred to me that the only thing that could make this scarf better would be to make it twice as wide. Now, I’m no pattern magician, so I’m in the process of knitting the scarf twice (one and a half down, one half to go). When I’m done, I plan to flip the second scarf over and slip stitch down the middle to attach them. According to my calculations—of which there are none—this should keep the edges of both sides looking the way they should. I’ll let you guys know if this plan turns out to be brilliant or horrible.

For you non-Ravelry folks, here’s a link to the MK Carrol pattern page.

Also, feel free to add me on Ravelry. I’m totally new to the site (and crochet), so be gentle as I build up my project list, okay? http://www.ravelry.com/people/thezenofmaking

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6 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    You might try looking up some irish crochet patterns…..they seem right up your alley. It's VERY free form. you make flowers, leaves, circle things, & put them together (why you might look into it) you attach to one side, ch 1, sc, ch 1 (or 5, 10 or however many will look nice in your scarf), sc in your other piece of lace, then ch, sc, ch back & forth until you link them together in a manner that suits you…..love your blog btw….I'm not a very bloggy person, but I found you when i was looking for pics of crocheted hats :P & i found your green one. Happy crocheting.

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