Helloo!! How’s it going? I feel like everything is a bit crazy here at the minute, it’s definitely that busy time of year! I seem to have lots of lists with ‘things to do’ sitting about everywhere but I’m going to tick off one of those right now! And it’s one I’m rather excited about!
In this month’s Inside Crochet (issue 152) there’s a pattern of mine called the Winter Rambles Scarf. It’s a lovely textured colour block stripe kind of scarf that was a really enjoyable, mindful project to work on.
I’ve had the idea for this scarf for awhile actually; I am quite keen to explore some more unisex / neutral or men’s designs and this is a design that I think could work well for anyone.
The scarf is made up of different sized colour blocks both with different textures – I’m on a real textured stitch kick at the moment with my crochet, I can’t seem to get enough of it!
I would suggest that a crochet scarf is a great beginner crochet project especially when you are first learning how to crochet, though with the different stitches I would suggest this is still an interesting design for a more accomplished crocheter.
I made my scarf nice and long so that you can wrap it round your neck a few times, though it would be fairly easy to adjust this pattern to a different size by taking out some rows (each side mirrors each other so you’d just need to take out the same number on each side.
I created my scarf with a 4.5mm hook (US size 7) and Drops Soft Tweed (25% viscose / 50% wool/25% alpaca) which comes in 50g balls (130m / 142yds).
It’s a new yarn to me and I loved the ‘tweediness’ of it – I used 4 balls of Denim (10) and 3 balls of Cookie Dough (04) for the scarf which was more than enough to make it nice and long.
The only other things you will need to make the scarf are maybe some stitch markers to help mark the beginning and end of each row and a tapestry needle. I finished off my scarf with a twisted fridge or you could leave it plain, I think both options would look great!
Also can I just say that being published in Inside Crochet is a tick off the crochet bucket list for me. It’s rather special because when I first started crocheting Inside Crochet was one of the first magazine’s that I ever subscribed to – and now I’ve got a pattern inside!!
And look my scarf made one of the little squares on the front cover! Excuse me for getting rather excited, but it really is one of those warm feeling yay moments for me!
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So go wrap up warm in this stylish striped block scarf. With fabulous textured stitches make in your favourite neutral shades or go brighter as an effective way to introduce colour to a dark outfit. this classic look scarf is guaranteed to complement any staples your friends or family winter wardrobe.
If you make up the Winter Rambles Scarf I hope you’ll share any finished photos with me on social media (facebook, twitter or instagram) or as a project on Ravelry – I love to see what you make! And finally you may wish to make sure you are signed up to blog (below) and / or my mailing list to get a reminder when new blog posts, discounts or new pattern releases are available.
Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx
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