Monday, 11 January 2016

Ta Dah! Primary Stripe Crochet Scarf

Last year when I met up with a lovely group of bloggers in Stratford upon Avon - hello ladies! - I bought four balls of the most wonderful yarn as a souvenir of the day.

For the longest time though I didn't know what to do with them.  I loved the colours and I loved the yarn, but it was too precious to make just any old thing with them.  So I saved them and then I had a great idea.  I decided to make a stripey scarf.  I had seen another one somewhere (sorry can't remember where now!) that was similar with stripes of colour and white in between.

That was the basis for this scarf.  I bought some white yarn and added some more colours to the mix.  In September my scarf was born.

After quite some time working on this scarf in between projects I finally finished it in December.  So today I am finally able to reveal the Ta Dah! moment.

My Primary Stripe Crochet Scarf!


It is incredibly long - which was intentional.  It is also quite wide - which was also intentional.

Unfortunately that means that it is quite warm and it hasn't really been cold enough to wear it much yet.



I adore it though!


You can wear it wrapped all around you or just more loosely depending on how you feel.




The colours are so bright and cheery and happy that it makes me smile just to walk past it hanging on the coat rack.  This is definitely the most luxurious thing that I have ever crocheted, but I think that it is the one that I love the most and will keep and wear and treasure the most.  For the memories of a great day out, and for the scarf itself.


I don't have any further details of stitch, pattern, yarn etc to give out at the moment, but this will be forthcoming in due course if you can bear with me!

In the meantime I hope that you like seeing it.

Amy

64 comments:

  1. It's great! I really like the colour scheme, and the stitch which gives it a zig-zag look. With temperatures falling this week perhaps you'll get the chance to wear it.
    Cathy x

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  2. I am new to your blog. Your scarf is absolutely wonderful and looks very warm
    Julie xxxx

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  3. A fabulous scarf Amy...the colours are wonderful and vibrant too. Debbie x

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  4. It's really lovely. The weather is due to become colder this week so I'm sure you'll be wearing it lots soon.
    Lisa x

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  5. What a lovely cheerful scarf. Gorgeous!

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  6. Blooming lovely...and just completed at the right time, it's blooming freezing! :) xxx

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  7. Gorgeous ! Beautiful !! Great job !!!

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  8. Just perfect for the colder weather that's on its way :) Barbara x

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  9. Beautiful. The white in between really shows off the colour. x

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  10. Great bit of work Amy, sure you will be sing it over the next few weeks as winter arrives

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  11. I do like seeing it, Amy, it certainly sweeps the current grey gloom away. Well done. x

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  12. Love it! Now bring on that cold snap!

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  13. Wow it's wonderful! I love the mix of colours you've chosen and the white really makes them pop. Beautiful work, I hope you get some colder weather so you can take it for a test drive!

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  14. It's fabulous. It looks so soft and drapey. I've been wanting to crochet something similar, I shall get round to it one of these days when I find out how to magic more hours in the day.

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  15. Fear not Amy the temperatures are about to drop drastically, frost and in some areas snow is predicted. I think your beautiful scarf in all its lovely glory will get an outing real soon.

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  16. Fabulous scarf, just the thing to add a splash of jolliness to this miserable weather we've been having.

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  17. I remember you buying that mia mia yarn, well you have put it to great use it is gorgeous! I am learning to make good things out of good yarn rather than lots of things - it has taken some time but I have been rewarded too. Jo x

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  18. Brilliant. So bright and colourful!

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  19. What great colours ... I think you may be wearing it soon ... the weather will be getting cooler!

    Bring out the soups
    Bring out your scarf

    All the best Jan

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  20. It's fabulous Amy! lovely colours I'm sure you will be able to wear it soon I hear the weather is set to change. :) xx

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  21. This is absolutely gorgeous! And well done you on sewing in all those ends. I love it x

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  22. I adore it too! Well done my friend, it is so much fun!
    Meredith

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  23. It looks great! You've created a lovely souvenir from your souvenir.

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  24. Very pretty! Beautifully done, Amy!

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  25. A beautiful scarf indeed! Love the colors. Hope that you have some opportunities to wear it. =D

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  26. As well as being lovely the edges are so neat too!

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  27. What a beautiful scarf Amy, full of bright colour and happy memories! Hope you do get lots of occasions on which to wear it with pride!
    Ali x

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  28. I love buying yarn as a souvenir of a trip and your stripy scarf is fantastic. I've just seen the weather forecast and you may be needing it sooner than you think! Keep cosy. xx

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  29. it's so happy, Amy. i love all the colors. have you worn it yet? what fun!! i bet it really can jazz up an outfit. you could wear it with so many colors & it would work well together. ( :

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  30. Beautiful!
    What kind of stitch?
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  31. This scarf looks lovely Amy. I like v-stitch crochet a lot.

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  32. Beautiful job, Amy. And you certainly could wear it with just about anything. We have too little cold weather in Texas, but I could sure have used it in Illinois many years ago.

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  33. Envy, envy, envy, love the colors and the pattern, so well done.

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  34. Lovely Amy and so cheerful..perfect for this miserable January weather. They say it's going to get colder so you should habve the opportunity to wear it more.

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  35. Extremely neatly constructed! It will go with all those primary shades.
    Margaret P

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  36. What a lovely touch-stone to have created of a special day out. I heartily approve. Funny how if you allow things to settle and wait, rather than rush to use them up, something usually pops up that's just right for them. Hope all's well XX

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  37. Your scarf is very pretty, Amy and it will keep you warm when that winter weather finally comes along:)

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  38. I remember you buying those they're beautiful colours and the scarf looks fabulous. It was a fabulous day and I'm hoping we'll do it again this year. Hugs xxx

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  39. What a lovely scarf you have made as a reminder of a special day out. Looking forward to hearing about the wool you used too Amy.

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  40. It's absolutely lovely Amy, I love the cream colour in between the brights, it works perfectly. Long and wide is excellent for a scarf, I'm making a wide-ish one as well at the moment. I need to knit faster though, I think a chill is coming. CJ xx

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  41. Love it Amy, perfect for your yarn. Sorry not been around much, life took over! Back now and hoping to catch up. We must get together soon :) Jillxo

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  42. It's beautiful, Amy. Congratulations on getting it finished. :o)

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  43. Gorgeous! I love that v-stitch pattern, it looks fab! x

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  44. I like a scarf that I can wind around my neck. Yours looks a good length for that and it looks soft and comfy as well as cheery. It's certainly big scarf weather right now!

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    1. The way you have arranged the colors is stunning. And such a beautiful crochet stitch pattern, too. Very lovely. Pat xx

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  46. This is gorgeous, dear Amy! And the colors - oh my! I love it :) Happy hugs!

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  47. Hi Amy,

    Love the scarf with the multi, bright colours - you will be happy that the weather is warm there and you have not needed to wear it.
    Happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  48. I LOVE your scarf. So attractive. It's much colder here so maybe you will soon be able to wear it. Make a picture of yourself wearing it and share.

    Happy New Year!!!

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  49. What a funky scarf - just love it!

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  50. That is SO NEAT and will you teach me how to do that?!!

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  51. It's bright and cheery and lovely. But all the color changes must have meant lots of ends to weave in. That's what keeps me from doing certain projects. I'm a lazy crocheter. :)

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  52. Beautiful Amy! I love the zig-zaggy pattern and the bright happy colors. I'll bet it looks beautiful on you!!!

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  53. Stunning I love that stitch so soothing very rhymthic the colours are so cheery .Have a lovely day

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  54. What a lovely colourful scarf Amy. Joan Jepson

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  55. Oh what a lovely job Amy!! I love the bright colors. I would think it would just cheer your day to wear it. I'm getting more and more of the bug to want to truly learn to crochet and think I may need to dive in for 2016! ;)
    Blessings. xoxo

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  56. Those bold colors would cheer up anyone with the January Blues!! Love the colors you put together!! Stay warm!

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  57. It's gorgeous! Looks like the weather is going to get colder so you'll be able to wear it more.

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  58. Wow you made the most pretty scarf Amy. I hope you get to wear it this winter. Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

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  59. I love your scarf Amy it's absolutely gorgeous - so bright and happy.
    Marianne x

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  60. That is one happy looking scarf!!!

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