Sunday, January 30, 2011

What do you do when...

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.

Until then,

Only By His Grace,



  1. Very pretty Billie! It looks wonderful and you are talented.

    Enjoy your Sunday! ~Melissa :)

  2. You are so talented! The scarf is so pretty and delicate and I also admired your doilies you handmade.How wonderful!Have a great evening, Emelia.

  3. And she crochets too??? This is one skill I have never learned. My needle art is limited to cross stitch! It's going to be a beautiful scarf. Lower price tag AND stress relief! The perfect combination.