Tuesday, 25 June 2013

At last - I've crocheted a gift

Wow - this is a landmark. I've actually handmade something that isn't for a commission. Put the flags out!!!!
I crocheted a pretty scarf as part of a birthday gift for my cousin. I bought a couple of bags of yarn when my local(ish) yarn store - Fibre and clay - closed down, and in one bag were 3 skeins of Debbie Bliss Pure Silk. 
I wanted to make something special with this beautifully soft yarn, so I set about making a scarf. After two or three attempts of various free patterns that were already out there (which didn't seem to work out particularly well for me), I decided I'd design something quick and easy myself. So I delved into my pattern library and modified a shrug that I made a couple of years ago. This is the result - what do you think.
It's really soft and silky and has a nice sheen. I wondered about adding fringing, but decided against it. I like the nice, straight edges.

I rolled up the scarf neatly, tied it with a braided cord and tucked in the yarn band with the care instructions. Perfect.
If you'd like to make one  for yourself, you can download the pattern here from my "Found, Made and Reloved" blog - a blog dedicated to my stashbusting attempts. Two skeins down - hundreds to go!!
xx happy crafting xx