Monday, 30 December 2013

Crochet chain shawl scarf

One of the reasons that I started crocheting was to use some of the various yarns that I had bought years ago in an unsuccessful attempt at knitting.  They were just sitting there and needed something to be done with them, and knitting was not going to happen.  I am a horrible knitter!!


As part of my yarn busting, I used this lovely Rowan Kid Classic to make this Shawl/Scarf.  I had 4 balls, and it is so soft and so beautiful, but it can be a bit splitty to work with, but budgets permitting, I would definitely buy and use more in the future.

So, here we go TA DA!!  One shawly scarfy!!


It is so soft and cosy and I expect that I will wear it lots.



Two finished crochet projects this month, and I have a couple on the go, yarn for more and all sorts of things pinned and noted in magazines.  I think that in addition to my horrid cold, I have also caught the crochet bug!!


I'm looking forward to lots of crochet fun in the coming year.

Amy

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful Amy, soft and gentle and a stunning colour.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you Irene, it is so cosy and soft, I do love it I cannot deny it! Happy New Year xx

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  2. Hi Amy am sure that you are not a horrible knitter, not the way you handle the crochet hook. I love this little shawl it is adorable and looks so soft and cosy. I hope that your nasty cold leaves you soon Amy and that you are feeling better in time for New Year, Amy I have loved reading your blog this year and look forward to your posts in 2014. Keep warm and cosy Amy, big hugs to you
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. You haven't seen my knitting Dorothy - droppy and baggy and tight and lumpy all at the same time! Perhaps once I get a bit more experienced with crochet I will give it another go! I always get a cold at Christmas, so it is almost a tradition for me - hee hee!! I am doing my best to shake it off though. Thank you for reading along, and for your lovely comments Dorothy, I love reading your blog too and look foward to us continuing to follow each other next year! Happy New Year to you!! xx

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  3. Hi Amy....Sorry about the cold still lingering....Take care of yourself♥
    You did a great job on the scarf....I am sure it is lovely and toasty....
    The resurfacing of the "scarf" trend has been wonderful....I love wearing them....and co-ordinating them with my ensemble!!! hahaha!
    All is quiet here....think my boyfriend has a bit of that bug....he is in bed♥
    I am going to get organized and get out of here for a while...
    Hopefully there are still some reduced things that I can buy!
    Hope you and your hubby have a wonderful New Years...
    All the best in 2014....my bloggy pal♥
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thank you lovely Linda - my bloggy pal!!

      Sorry your boyfriend has the bug, I hope that he is better soon, not good at this time of year to be buggy. Hope you found some bargins to buy, I haven't even been for a look, everything will be gone by the time I get out again. Oh well, save my pennies for something else!

      Are you impressed that I got this one done more quickly than the giant blanket! You always look great in your scarves by the way.

      Hope that you have a great New Year too, and that all is good in 2014! xx

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  4. Ooh...I love everything about it...the pattern and the color! :)

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    1. Thank you lovely Betsy! I'm on to something else now, it keeps my hands busy I have found which is good! I need to get better so that I can get out and wear it! xx

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  5. Hope you are feeling better soon. It's horrid when, as soon as you draw breath, ready to relax over the Christmas period, that a cold strikes.
    Your crochet looks lovely and snuggly. I started a new crochet project last night too - I bought some silk yarn at Yarndale, and have been taking forever trying to decide on what to make! Happy new Year! x

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    1. It is always the way that I get a cold at this time of year Sara! I am taking the opportunity for some more crochet though!
      I look forward to seeing what you make with your silk yarn, I am sure that it will be beautiful!
      Happy New Year to you too! xx

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  6. There are no horrible knitters Amy, I am sure with a little practice your knitting would be as beautiful as your crochet work is. Cosy, and I love your choice of colour. I am looking forward to seeing more off your hooky works. I hope that you are on the mend by the time you find my comment, keeping my fingers crossed. Cx

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    1. You are too kind Christina! I am busy doing some more crochet while I am coldy so I hope to have some more to share soon! I think that a hot toddy might be in order tonight to help my cold! Happy New Year xx

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  7. What a gorgeous colour. I've never used Kid Classic but I've used Kidsilk Haze to knit a couple of scarves before, that was really splitty and quite hard to knit with, very soft though. I bet your shawly scarfy will get lots of use. Hope your cold's better soon.

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    1. I have given the Kidsilk Haze a squeeze but never bought any Jo, but it does feel so soft, I bet that your scarves are lovely! Hubby is taking care of me, so hopefully my cold will be gone soon - although he was the one who kindly gifted it to me!! Happy New Year to you Jo. xx

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  8. Hello Amy! I love your scarf...it looks very soft. The color is my daughter's favorite. I recently started knitting after not picking up needles since I was in college... about 20 years ago! I find the rhythm of it relaxing. I'm a horrible crocheter... my stitches are too tight and I somehow manage to have holes where they shouldn't be! Maybe someday I will try it again.

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    1. Hi Debi, thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment. Your crochet description is how I would describe my knitting! We are the same but in reverse!! I hope that you are enjoying your knitting, I will look out for your projects on your blog! Looking forward to seeing you again. Happy New Year xx

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  9. Lovely shawl Amy. Make sure you snuggle up and get well soon,
    Kate x

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    1. Thank you Kate! I will follow your instructions to the letter. Happy New Year to you. xx

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  10. What a lovely shawl so delicate! and a lovely colour x

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    1. Thank you and thank you! Hope that you have a great New Year! xx

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  11. I was a knitter before learning to crochet, I can't believe you're not a lovely knitter, your scarf is lovely :) xx

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    1. Sadly not a knitter Cheryl! Perhaps one day. Thank you for your lovely comments this year. Happy New Year! xx

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  12. Love your shawly scarf - that colour is gorgeous. Hope you feel lots better soon, and wishing you a very happy and healthy new year.
    love Gilly xx

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    1. Still a little icky sadly Gilly, but planning to be better tomorrow!! Thank you for your lovely comments this year. Happy New Year!! xx

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  13. It's beautiful. I really love that deep shade of blue. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you get over your cold soon. Wishing you all the best for 2014 Amy! x

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    1. Thank you Gillian, and for your lovely comments this year. Happy New Year to you!! xx

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  14. OH AMY!!! It is gorgeous friend!!! Ok you are pulling me over with you because my knitting is just so so and I am wondering if I should try crochet instead?!?!?! I love what you have made and can not wait to see more! A very happy New Year to you friend!!! Nicole xoxo

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    1. I am loving crochet, but I wish I could knit too! I think it would be lovely to be able to do both, which I am sure that you could do Nicole. Hope that you have a happy New Year! xx

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  15. Your scarf is lovely! It's funny that you say you just can't learn to knit, so have done crochet instead. I knit, but have never managed to learn to crochet. :-)

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    1. It seems to be a bit of a thing Kristie that some people knit, some crochet, but not many seem to do both! Thank you for your lovely comment. Happy New Year!! xx

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  16. I'm looking forward to your new crochet projects for 2014. Love the colour of the scarf. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you Suzie, I look foward to following along with you too! I hope that all is well for you and yours for a great 2014! xx

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  17. Well done Amy, it looks fabulous! Like you, I do better crocheting than knitting! I can manage to knit small things but nothing that is required to actually FIT someone!! You will get so much use out of that shawl, I'm sure.
    Happy New Year!! Hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you, good bloggy friend.

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    1. Thank you dear Fiona. I can sympathise on the knitting, if you really pushed me I could do a chunky knit scarf, but anything required to fit as you say would only be fit for a wild yeti if I knitted it!! With the howling wind and rain here at the moment I need more than the shawl - but my blanket is getting lots of use!! I hope that 2014 is a great year for you and yours and I look foward to continuing our friendship. xx

      p.s. do you want some rain over there to cool things down - we have plenty and I am happy to share!! xx

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  18. So pretty, Amy!! And, I love your choice of the Rowan... it's yummy! Hope 2014 brings you all your heart desires! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. It would be lovely to be able to make everything in Rowan wouldn't it Tanna! Perhaps one day!! Thank you for your lovely comments, I do appreciate them. xx

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  19. So pretty! You know, I tried to teach myself to crochet and didn't do so well. I had a dear friend teach me how to knit, and that was it for me. I guess I needed some hands-on guidance. So fun that you found a craft that you love! Have fun, Amy! :)

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    1. I am glad that you found knitting Lisa! It is fun to be able to make something for yourself isn't it. I think that knitting is something that you need to see someone do so they can show you! It is a shame that you are too far away to give me lessons!! Happy Knitting and crafting in 2014!! xx

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  20. So so pretty Amy, what a beautiful colour.
    Hope you're feeling better now.
    Sally xxx

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  21. Happy New Year! Your projects look great. Love the color of your scarf. Hope your Christmas was wonderful. I love your Nativity in your prior post.

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    1. Thank you for all your lovely comments Bonnie, I hope that you have a great New Year. xx

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  22. Honestly! How do you do it? I know one way to crochet and it's in a chain-like pattern. I had NO idea there were other ways to crochet. I am jealous and would LOVE to know how to crochet difference designs like you do!

    xo

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    1. The scarf is all chains, keep chaining and chaining and chaining, so if you can chain, you could make this. The blanket that I did before is trebles (US doubles) done as a giant granny square. I'll e-mail you a couple of blogs to look at that explain in way better than I can - and from whom I got inspired! Anyway, if I could make cookies like you....

      We all have different things that we are good at! xx

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