What do you do when your body is tired, your mind is consumed and you just need some stress relief? I create...
Sometimes I just dig through my craft bin and create a book mark. Sometimes I put together a list of ideas I'd like to do "someday." Sometimes I knit. Today I decided to crochet.
My sweet baby girl and I went on a little overnight shopping trip this weekend... While she was in Claire's I saw the most precious scarf. It was pastel pink with white crochet trim. It was $14.99, not a bad deal, but I don't usually wear pastels near my face. So I didn't buy it.
However, I did decide that I could crochet a similar scarf - for a much cheaper price tag - and make it suit my needs.
I decided on a small gauge thread and hook - the finished project will be very delicate. The pattern is a basic shell pattern.
My base chain was 28. I did 5 rows of single crochet. On row 6 I began my shell pattern: in the 4th chain from the hook I did a basic shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc). Then continued that pattern across. In the last single crochet, chain 3 and turn... It's the same pattern across each row, ending in a chain 3 and turn.
Here are the pictures so far:
Once the I reach the desired length, I will single crochet down the long edges on each side, and probably add some picots or a dangling floral trim... I'll have to see what inspires me when I reach that point.
All I know at this point is that I want it to be delicate and feminine. I want to be able to wear it with my t-shirts and jeans, and my business suits alike. One thing is for sure... I have to show you the finished project when I'm done.
Only By His Grace,