Friday, 24 November 2017

Christmas Scarves

You may have noticed that I have been absent from blogging for some time now.  There are various reasons for this, but one of them is that I have been very busy crocheting scarves and cowls as Christmas presents.  I have decided that there are many people that I would like to give a small something to this Christmas and this seemed like a good way to thank them - as well, dare I say it, as clearing some of the yarn that I have stored up!

There are 6 groups of people that I am giving scarves to, some families, some friendship groups, and so I have decided to break them down and show them to you in these groups - lest the sight of 17 scarves, or possibly 18 if I get that far, all in one post prove too much for you!  As I just alluded to, I am aiming for 17 scarves, with possibly one more to follow if I have time, and so far I have made 15 of them, another should be finished very shortly and then the last one that I have to do - ironically the first one I started - should be done in a couple of weeks time.  It is rather larger than the others, more of a shawl.  So I will spread out these posts so as not to bore you and also to allow me time to finish the last two or three!

I haven't kept details of any of them and have mostly just made up stitch patterns and kept going so there aren't any patterns to share with you, but I have made a few notes of yarn and the odd stich note for my own reference as much as anything.  A competent crocheter would be able to take these notes and make a version of their own if they wished to.

Today I have just two to share with and I can tell you that these are for two people who work together, so I thought it would be good to make something different but similar for them.

These can be worn either as a sort of infinity scarf - a scarf that is joined to make a long loop - or wrapped twice around the neck to form a cowl.  Both are made using Deramores Studio DK yarn in the Pearl and Citrine colours.  These are of course in effect doubled up, so are longer than they perhaps appear.

First is this one - in Citrine.


Worked 3DTR, ch1, 3DTR repeat


This is the other.


Worked 2DTR, ch1, 2DTR, DTR repeat


I hope that the recipients will like them and that you are enjoying your own Christmas crafting endeavours!

Amy

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Amy. I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled with them. Who doesn't want a warm scarf/cowl at this time of year.
    I love how the stitches work (possibly some new ones to try myself). I've just been working up a V stitch blanket and added fringing thanks to your tutorial. Have a lovely day. X

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  2. I'm sure your friends will love their scarves, they are so pretty. Isn't it amazing how only a few repeated stitches make such a nice pattern. 😊

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  3. Both are lovely Amy, I like the lacy look on them. It seems many blogs are quiet of late. Always nice to catch up with you and see your craft projects. Enjoy the weekend. Cathy x

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  4. Lovely Amy & I'm sure all will be well received. Have a great weekend & take care.

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  5. Lovely scarves Amy I'm sure they will be loved by their recipients. :) xx

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  6. So pretty, Amy! I hope your little crocheting hands are holding out! You've been so busy!

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  7. They will be loved Amy because you put so much love into your work. Well done getting so many completed. I wish you the best weekend.

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  8. My dear Amy, your scarves are a work of art! You create such beautiful things and I have an idea the recipients will LOVE them :)

    Thinking of you! Hugs!

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  9. Beautiful. Homemade presents are so lovely. Love the colours too x

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  10. Beautiful Amy! You've been so busy. I love gifts like these as they are made with thought and love.

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  11. They are both lovely Amy! I’m sure your friends will love them!
    Have a great weekend!
    Barbara xx

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  12. Your work is so pretty. The recipients are sure to appreciate the time and effort and love you've put into them.

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  13. Lovely scarves with a very attractive pattern.

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  14. That is a pretty stitch. It looks strong but fancy at the same time.

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  15. Good for you to get all those handmade gifts done! I just finished a baby blanket and matching hat for my son's friend's baby soon to arrive.

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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  16. Such a great gift! I love the mustard colour x

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