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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Crocheted Woven Stitch Extra-wide Scarf

For Christmas this year, my sister the Sister (as my husband affectionately calls her) had asked for an extra wide crocheted scarf in black, of course! As you may recall, she's the nun for whom I made the tote bag last Christmas which was the star of my tote bag tutorial.

Well, this year, I was able to make her gift in the comfort of my cozy chair, working on it in the evenings for about 2 weeks. Here's how it came out...


Crocheted Woven Stitch Extra-wide ScarfMy husband who is 6 feet 2 inches tall was the only one in the house who could hold it up straight without too much of it puddling on the floor! So you have some idea of just how long this scarf is! It is approximately 19 inches wide and took 4 skeins of Bernat Boucle yarn to complete.


Crocheted Woven Stitch Extra-wide ScarfAs you can see in this picture, the boucle yarn is not a good choice if you want to show off your stitches. The stitches just disappear into each other and seem to form a solid fabric of soft cozy bumpy yarn. For this reason, working with boucle yarn can be very difficult if you are trying to use a pattern in either knit or crochet where you have to actually work into the stitches.

I chose the woven stitch in crochet to make this scarf because, after working the first row of single crochet and chain stitch, you only have to work into the holes created by the chain stitch instead of into the single crochet stitches themselves. I also used a hook one size larger than what the yarn called for, thus making my stitches a bit looser and the scarf somewhat softer.


Crocheted Woven Stitch Extra-wide ScarfFor such a large piece, this scarf folded up into a nice little bundle of warmth and coziness.

I'll let you know how she likes it!

Happy Stitching!


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4 Comments:

  • Lucky Sister! (Or maybe "luck" has nothing to do with it....)
    Beautifully done, lots of work. Just found your blog, by linking from "Four Wise Monkeys", and you must be nearly a neighbor, I see the reference to the Northeastern U.S. I am in Maine, where our sunshine just clouded over and we are expecting a dusting of snow. I look forward to perusing your archives.
    WendyBee

    By Blogger WendyBee, At December 28, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

  • Hello Mary Grace,
    I just found your blog by linking from "Four Wise Monkeys". I am excited to read my way through your archives. I think we are nearish neighbors (considering global scale), since I saw the North Eastern U.S.(etc.) button in your sidebar. I am in Maine, where we have blue sky for now, but expecting a dusting of snow later today.
    Beautiful scarf for your Sister sister.
    WendyBee
    (Sorry if this is a duplicate comment -- I'm not sure if I accidentally deleted the first one I wrote or if it actually went to you.)

    By Blogger WendyBee, At December 28, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

  • The official word from my sister is that she loves it! Success!

    I'm thinking about adding a video for the woven stitch since it really is my favorite and a wonderful stitch for beginners. Be on the lookout for that soon!

    MGM

    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At December 28, 2009 at 10:54 PM  

  • HELLO MARIA ,esa manta es hermoasa.ESPERO ,por el VIDEO,soy principiante,pero he APRENDIDO ,mucho de USTED.FELIZ AÑO

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At December 30, 2009 at 8:36 PM  

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