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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Filet Crochet Dresser Scarf -- Finished!

The Pretty Pink Dresser Scarf that I began about six weeks ago is finally finished and has been given the stamp of approval by my little girly girl who loves All Things Pink!

It had been a little while since I had worked a piece in Filet Crochet, and I had forgotten how much fun it is to follow the chart row by row and see the design take shape as the work progresses. It was fun to pick it up again and get that feeling of satisfaction from stitching a piece that will hopefully become a treasure for many little girls.

Filet Crochet Dresser ScarfThis is the dresser scarf freshly finished and spread out on the top of my sewing machine cabinet. You can see how the edges are not quite straight and the open mesh squares in some parts of the piece are not quite square. This is because the piece needs to be blocked to the proper size and shape. Here's the very simple method I used to block the scarf:

Filet Crochet Dresser ScarfI discovered that the design on my padded ironing board cover was just right to use as a guide for pinning this piece into shape. I lined up all four sides with the straight lines of the pad and pinned the piece, starting from the corners, then the middle of each side, then pinning halfway between pins alternating sides all the way around until the whole piece was securely pinned, stretched just a bit and straight.

Filet Crochet Dresser ScarfThis is what it looked like from the side. You can see how the design lines up neatly after a little stretching and pinning.

Filet Crochet Dresser ScarfHere is one of the corners. You can see the nice right angle at the corner and the neatly square open mesh blocks.

Filet Crochet Dresser ScarfIsn't this a pretty border? It's just one single crochet, three chain, one single crochet into the same stitch, then skip a stitch and do the same again in the next stitch all the way around. Simple and dainty.

Filet Crochet Dresser ScarfAfter pinning all the way around, I covered the piece with a pressing cloth and spritzed it with plain water. I used my iron on the cotton setting and pressed over the cloth until it was dry and had stopped steaming. I uncovered the piece and left it for a few hours to finish drying. After removing the pins and putting it in its proper place, this is what it looked like:

Filet Crochet Dresser ScarfSweet, don't you think?

Filet Crochet Dresser ScarfAnd this is the yard sale bargain all dressed up and looking pretty for my little girly girl.

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  • This is a lovely piece. It looks really pretty in pink.
    I have just started on fillet crochet. I am making a heart blanket for a baby.
    thank you for sharing this lovely piece :)

    By Blogger Unknown, At June 6, 2014 at 4:45 AM  

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