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how to make a scarf with a crochet stitch pattern – part 2

 

welcome back!

 

 

if you missed part 1 here is the link to the explanation of the stitch pattern.

 

let’s continue with the scarf and make the edge, which is a simple one without curls and bobbles (but you can always choose something else, all according to your taste). 

 

  1. end with a row 3: make 1 sc in first two dc, *make 2 ch, skip next 2-ch space, 1 sc in next two dc*, repeat between * and * until end of row.
  2. do not turn because the side which is facing you is the right side. that is the side where you crochet the first and last row of 2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc, 2 ch (=row 3).
  3. you will now work all around the scarf. 
  4. make 1 ch, 1 sc into the same stitch,  (attach a paperclip or a yarn end in a contrasting color to the 1 chain space you just made), make 3 ch, now continue working on the short side, *crochet 1 sc into the next stitch in which you made a sc, make 3 ch, 1 sc into the next stitch in which you made a sc*, repeat until you reach the next corner, 1 sc into the first ch of your beginning chain, 1 ch
  5. continue working on the long side, you make single crochets into the same chains as you made the single crochets of the first row, 1 sc in same ch, 1 sc in next sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, *1 sc into next two sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, 1 sc into next two sc*, repeat between * and * until next corner, make 1 ch.
  6. make 1 sc into same stitch, 3 ch, continue working on the second short side, crochet 1 sc into the next stitch in which you made a sc, *make 3 ch, 1 sc into the next stitch in which you made a sc*, repeat between * and * until you reach the next corner, 1 ch.
  7. continue working on the second long side, make 1 sc into the first sc of the last row 3 of the stitch pattern, 1 sc into the next sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, *1 sc into next two sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, 1 sc into next two sc*, repeat between * and * until last corner, make 1 ch
  8. make 1 sc into the 1 chain space with the paperclip or contrasting yarn end (don’t remove), make 1 sc in all subsequent stitches (all around the scarf) until you reach the 1 chain space at the beginning of this row and end with a ss into the 1 chain space. 
  9. weave in yarn ends, remove paperclip or contrasting yarn end, you’ve finished your scarf!

 

 

 

some extra notes
  • as you can see while working on the edge or looking at my pictures, the spaces on the short sides, are large enough to function as button holes. all you have to do is to sew buttons on one short side. but of course you can make the button holes larger by crocheting more chains. 

    the edge of the mustard yellow scarf by elisabeth andrée

    the edge of the mustard yellow scarf by elisabeth andrée

  • have you chosen to work widthwise you can instead of 2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc (of first and last rows) choose to make 2 sc, 3 or 4 ch, 2 sc, etc. the rest remains the same.
  • in the way as describes in part 1 and part 2, you can use any stitch pattern to crochet a scarf, bag, blanket or otherwise.

 

hope you like to wear your scarf!

UPDATE: joining creative friday at natural suburbia

 

mustard yellow crochet scarf by elisabeth andrée

mustard yellow crochet scarf by elisabeth andrée

 

 

 


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work in progress: crochet and embroidery

how are you?! 
since last week, no progress to show concerning my nutty pillow. i couldn’t work on it because i went for a weekend trip with my cousin renée to the north of the country and to visit my mother, who i had not seen for over a year. i had brought a small project with me to be able to crochet some stitches. it is the easiest stitch pattern i think and it will be a simple scarf.

 

 

monday was unexpectedly sunny and warm and i sat in my garden making embroidery stitches ​​on my white pyramid in the works.

 

 

UPDATE

joining:

 

later this week i hope to publish some explanations about how to crochet the stitch pattern of the mustard yellow scarf.

i hope you will come along again!


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work in progress green, yellow and blue

how are you? of course i hope it goes very well with you!

 

today i like to show what projects i’ve been working on the past few days.

maybe you can remember the green pouf? i worked on the edge but i was distracted by the look of the ribbing…

wip edge of green pouf

 

… and then started making ribbing with the same type of yarn, but in a lemon yellow color.

the yellow ribbing (1 fpdc, 1 dc, 1 fpdc, 1 dc) became the bottom of this bag, which is not yet finished. would you carry a yellow bag around or is it a no-thanks-not-for-my-bag-color for you? 🙂

wip yellow shopper by elisabeth andrée

 

a short while ago i had finished this bag, for which i only have to make a liner. although i am not using/wearing blue very often, i do love the look of this bag and how it feels and i like to keep it for myself.

blue and green bag by elisabeth andrée

 

the past few days were sunny and warm, i enjoyed that, but crocheting got a little slower and therefore the pouf is waiting for the last rows of crochet stitches.

 

hope you will enjoy today and the rest of the week.

until next time!

 

 
UPDATE: joining tamis ami’s WIP wednesday, hope you will take a look!


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how to make the citron grocery bag

how nice to see you here:)

i received some questions about the grocery bag and i thought i’d write a brief explanation. it has become more extensive than was intended, although the instructions are about crocheting the bag and not about how you can make the stitches. 
hope you will make your a grocery bag too, i wish you success!

 

 

used materials and stitches

the size of my bag is: width and height without the handles circa 29 cm, length of handles measured from end to end circa 31 cm.

2 balls of phil coton 3 citron and crochet hook size 3.00 mm

citron colored yarn

citron colored yarn

 

stitches in american english terms: 

  • ch = chains
  • ss = slip stitch
  • 2sctog = 2 single crochets together
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • tr = treble

 

how to make

 

first half of the bag

make as many chains until you have the desired width. you can unravel the unworked chains later in the proces.

  • row 1. make first tr into the 10th chain from hook, *2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 tr into next ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 6 ch, turn
  • row 2. skip first 2 ch-space, 1 tr into next tr, *2 ch, skip 2 ch-space, tr into next tr*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 6 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2 until you have the desired height, cut off yarn, weave in ends.

 

second half of the bag
working into beginning chains

working into beginning chains

  • row 1. attach yarn onto the first ch of the beginning chains at the front side of your work and crochet 6 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 tr into next ch, *2 ch, skip 2 ch, tr into next ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 6 ch, turn
  • row 2. skip first 2 ch-space, 1 tr into next tr, *2 ch, skip 2 ch-space, tr into next tr*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 6 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2 until you have the desired height, don’t cut off the yarn because you now continue working along the side of the bag.

 

rows along the side

1. crochet 6 ch, skip the corner space, 1 tr into same stitch as last tr, *2 ch, 1 tr into top of next tr, 3 ch, 1 tr into top of next tr*, repeat until end of row. (crocheting alternately 2 and 3 ch is only meant to match the length of he edge of the bag.)

working along the side of the bag

working along the side of the bag

2. fold the halves of the bag together with the right sides out, hold it with the ‘wrong’ sides facing each other and with the corresponding stitches together.
take hook from loop and insert hook in third ch of corner space of the half which lies on top, insert hook in loop again  and pull it trough the ch on hook, make 1 ch, 2 sc in first corresponding 2 ch-spaces, 1 sc in corresponding trebles, *2 sc in next corresponding 2 ch-spaces, 1 sc in next corresponding trebles*, repeat between * and * until end of row, cut off yarn, weave in ends.

repeat this procedure (1 and 2) at the other side of the bag.
don’t cut off the yarn because you now continue working along the top of the bag.

 

top of the bag and handles
  • row a. 1 ch, 2 sc in first 2 ch-space, *1 sc in tr, 2 sc in next 2 ch-space*, repeat between * and * until you reach the seam, insert hook in last space of this side of the bag, pull up a loop, insert hook in first space of second side of the bag, pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through loops on hook (2sctog made), 2 sc in first 2 ch-space of second side of the bag, *1 sc in tr, 2 sc in next 2 ch-space*, repeat between * and * until you reach the second seam, make a 2sctog in next two spaces, ss into first sc, 1ch
  • row b. this row you crochet the single crochet over the single crochet of the previous row. 1 sc in same stitch as first sc and 1 sc in all the next stitches until you reach the sc in the treble between the 7th and 8th 2 ch-spaces, here you start the first handle. make the number of chains to create the length you like, i did 70, sc into the sc of the previous row between the 7th and 8th 2 ch-spaces counted from the seam at your left hand, continue crocheting sc in all the next stitches the same way until you reach the sc in the treble between the 7th and 8th 2 ch-spaces, repeat procedure for second handle, continue crocheting sc in all the next stitches until end of row, ss into first sc, 1 ch
  • row c. ss into next sc and into all subsequent stitches until you reach the first chain of the first handle, crochet 1 hdc into all the chains of the handle, ss into next sc and in all subsequent stitches until you reach the first chain of the second handle, crochet 1 hdc into all the chains of the handle, ss into next sc and in all subsequent stitches until you reach the end of row, ss into first stitch, 1 ch
  • row d. make 1 ss into next ss and into all subsequent stitches until you reach the end of row, ss into first stitch, cut off yarn and weave in ends.
  • finally make a row of ss along the edges between beginning and ending points of the handles.
  • citron grocery bag handles

    citron grocery bag handles

you are done!

 

until next time, and i hope you will have a lovely weekend!

 

 

PS. joining:
tami’s amis’ fo friday
creative friday at natural suburbia

 


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picnic blanket is finished!

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nice to see you here!

the picnic blanket is finished and it looks a bit different than i envisioned. 

 

i had the blocks crocheted together with white yarn but i became loopy when i saw the result…

picnic blanket

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i have ripped the white and tried it with a soft pink hue.

picnic blanket picnic blanket

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again ripped it and also tried a piece with a gray purple tint…the result was bluh.

picnic blanket

then i crocheted two strips together with the anthracite colored yarn, but the blanket then looked very unfriendly and a picnic blanket should not look like it wants to bite your butt – to my opinion. then i sewed the blocks together but i did not like it and have everything disconnected.

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finally i did manage to crochet the blocks neatly together and to make an edge around the blanket.

picnic blanket picnic blanket
 
still no spring
here in the netherlands it is still no spring weather and much too cold for a picnic. therefore these pictures in my living room, i hope you like them.
 
in the coming time i will make a tutorial, though … would you like to have a tutorial for this blanket? please, let me know if you do?
 
 
wish you a wonderful weekend!

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picnic blanket picnic blanket picnic blanket