Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crochet Chronicles (2): The Ruffle Neck (or- Where I Continue To Digitally Dote)

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We were somewhere. Textile, I think. And Isabela saw a scarf that was ruffled around all edges. I remember it to be a knitted scarf, but I felt confident that we could crochet it. She picked out a wooly yarn with teal, navy, black and with some accents of rust spun along.

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As it is such a thick yarn, I used a really large hook beginning by just making a couple rows of single crochet along the length. I included some baubles in the next row, then repeated another few rows of single crochet.

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So after about 5 rows of sc, I began to double crochet. Every few stitches I included 3 or 4 dc's into a single stitch to begin creating the ruffle. Then it seems it was the very next row that I began to scallop by hooking about 7 treble crochets into one stitch, then skipping 2 or 3 stitches, slip stitching through the next, skipping a few again then trebling several into one again. And so on. Got it?

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I just thought I would tell ya in case you wanted to wing one. The above pose was her idea. My little stylist.

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We decided after a scalloped ruffle was along one side of the scarf that we didn't want the other side to have a ruffle. It had nothing to do with her anxiousness to put it on. Or my aching fingers after speed crocheting it in one evening.

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Or that she wanted to poke her fingers into the baubles.

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And to commence being an utterly adorable 9 year old in the wintertime with golden hair and a ruffley, warm neck.

Bravo Bela.

(and yay mom)

modestly, mom

39 comments:

  1. So lovely! Kudos for being the mom that says "I can make that for you" and then DOES. It looks wonderful on her.

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  2. I really like that scarf and thinking about starting with my hook ;)

    Greetings from rainy Germany

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  3. Darling girl, in her darling scarf. I love how easy it is to improvise when crocheting. I still don't know how to read crochet patterns... it may be lack of patience, but I have managed to come up with a fair number of hats and scarves. This ruffled scarf is tempting as a new project. Come see my crocheted ripple! It's a body scarf!!

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  4. It is lovely, lucky girl and all in 1 night - awesome!

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  5. It has a little bit of everything special--her choice of yarn, your uniquely winged (and gorgeous) pattern, warmth and love. All that's needed for comfort and winter adventures.

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  6. I think you might be able to single-handedly bring back crocheting! I love the look of knitting, but your crocheting has me wanting to give the craft another look.
    Lovely!

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  7. Lovely scarf, and of course the model as well!

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  8. Beautiful! I just love that you crochet!

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  9. *swoon* LOVE! Too bad: 1. I don't have any girls 2. I don't know how to crochet! Maybe by the time I figure out how to make baby girls I'll learn how to crochet ;)

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  10. You were speaking the foreign language of crochet beautiful. But the beautiful part is definitely there.

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  11. it's darling!! you are just full of talents!

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  12. Very lucky girl, very lucky Mom;)

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  13. Its lovely! Way to go on a) winging it and having it turn out 'just right' and b) finishing it in one night!

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  14. I can't believe that you whipped that up in one evening! I'm a knitter and as much as I love knitting, the speed of crochet calls me. I'm sure I'll learn one of these days.

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  15. OK, what is a bauble? At first I thought you meant beads or something like that, but then you said Isabella was putting her fingers through the baubles, so does that mean it's some kind of stitch?

    You are so amazingly COMPETENT at everything!

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  16. WOW do you have any description about how to do ;) ?
    greetings from germany ;) tanja

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  17. Hmmmm...it seems like just yesterday I read your post about learning to crochet (with your daughter being the teacher I believe). Look at you now, diving right in and creating your own patterns too. I'm impressed. The scarf is beautiful and that little pillow? Adorable.

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  18. Beautiful! You are such an amazing mom, I do admire you! I love the colors on her, and as another golden haired girl, I myself have been loving those blues lately... xo

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  19. Umm . . . L.O.V.E love this. So darn cute. I bought some yarn on a whim last week (I can knit and crochet but normally do not). I'm totally inspired. Leave it to you to make that happen!

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  20. beautiful! and so is the scarf!

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  21. you crack me up! And yes, she is beautiful!

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  22. Love, love, love it!! Yes, Yay Mom!

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  23. She's a lucky girl to have such a talented mom who still finds time to be a mom. Too many young girls will never know this joy. All your creations are beautiful, including your children!

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  24. Lisa Landry12:04 PM

    Anna,
    You are truly amazing. How do you even sleep at night with the ideas that wiggle around in that head of yours? You inspire me every day!!!

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  25. it really is beautiful. beautiful little girl to go with it!

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  26. Wow - first you were learning to crochet, and now you are designing your own patterns - way to go! Your patterns are beautiful. I'm impressed.

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  27. Kristi10:50 PM

    Isabela, your styling is luminous.
    You are a lovely young lady.
    Kristi

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  28. Lovely scarf! I love the look of crochet, although I do not crochet or knit...but my daughter, Molly, does. This may be a request for her :)

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  29. Your lovely daughter knows what she wants and it has turned out to be beautiful!

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  30. Lucky Girl! Its a fantastic memory to have, I can remember giving very clear directions to my Mum on lots of hand made projects - I always loved them and still have most of them now as an adult.
    Lucky you have the stamina ! my mum only had one daughter. Great work

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  31. Anonymous7:54 AM

    I love the crochet scarf...but I know you could knit one of those too:)I have always crochet and this past year I taught myself to knit only two stitches... not the many ones I learned to crochet....

    I really think you would love knitting:)

    Renee

    gardendesk.com

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  32. That is awesome! I love that you just winged it and it turned out perfect, isn't it the best when that happens?!

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  33. What a gorgeous scarf! I would start on one right away if it weren't the middle of summer here.

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  34. You are truly amazing. How do you even sleep at night with the ideas that wiggle around in that head of yours? You inspire me every day!!!

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  37. would you be able to do a slouchy beanie? One that is not tight up against your head?

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