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Crochet Scarf

At 16 inches wide, this scarf is much wider than a normal scarf, this due to the fact that on occasion it is required to double as a head covering.

The scarf is required to be light and airy with an overall design suitable for all occasions. Black yarn was chosen as I felt this would be perfect for any formal occasion. It would also blend with any other colour, yet look casual when required.

I used scrap yarn to work a swatch to determine the finished size of the scarf and also to get an idea of the look of the final project. I worked a foundation chain equal to the number of motifs required for the finished length of the scarf, then simply worked repeated rows of motifs until I achieved the desired width of the finished scarf.

The design is worked from the bottom up, instead of from the beginning to the end of the length of the scarf. It can clearly be seen that this scarf could quite easily become a stole/shawl, simply by increasing the number of rows of motifs used.

Materials for this project:
Yarn: Black Acrylic 4ply machine knitting yarn
Needles: 3.00mm crochet hook.
Scarf measures: 16” wide x 72” long

The instructions for the motif used to make this scarf is shown in the video below….

 

 


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Posted by on December 29, 2017 in crochet, Hat, Hood, Lace, Scarf, Shawl, Uncategorized, Wrap

 

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Bruges crochet lace

I have recently tried Bruges crochet lace for the first time and I absolutely love it. Although simple, it’s endlessly creative when combined with other crochet techniques. The only limit is your own imagination.

Bruges crochet lace was developed as a method of imitating the appearance of a vintage handmade bobbin lace known as “Bruges lace”. Bruges crochet lace is much less complicated than the traditional vintage bobbin lace making technique.

Traditionally, Bruges crochet lace has been made with white cotton and linen thread, but almost any yarn of any colour can be used. Bruges crochet lace is a really easy technique, even for a beginner. The basic ribbon/tape can be used as a simple edging for many projects; such as garments, linens, shawls, scarves, tablecloths and much more.

You can make a simple piece by joining basic strips, or you can make more complex pieces requiring curved turns and arches.

The basic Bruges crochet lace ribbon/tape is a thin crocheted strip, composed of rows of double crochet stitches which can vary from 3 -5 or more, depending on the width of tape required. Each row is separated by a number of turning chains that stand out in arches, which creates a lacy effect, but are also functional connecting links that give the desired shape. The real beauty and creativity of Bruges crochet lace ribbon/tape comes into its own when you add shape to make the lace turn and curve.

This method of creating lace tape is quite simple but the resulting lace is very beautiful, both alone or when combined with other crochet techniques.


 

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