I didn’t exactly plan to but yesterday I ended up wandering somewhere I hadn’t been for quite a while, after tootling along in my little car glancing at lush green fields and daffodils opening on the roadside verges. When I got to a quaint market town about 15 miles from here I made a beeline for the posh yarn shop, but got distracted by a kind of ‘everything you could want and plenty you don’t need’ shop. This is where lots of items are priced at £1-1.99 and you get lured in by the cheap, cheap prices then end up spending at least £10.00.
That might have been me….
BUT in my defence I have been wanting to make this scarf from the Cute and Easy Crochet book (see link in the sidebar) and it’s rapidly becoming Spring. So obviously I need to crochet it quickly, and for that I need yarn. (Still surpressing a shudder, but again I can’t in all honesty call it wool. It’s 100% man/woman made…)
I think it will be lovely in pink. Debbie Bliss Como isn’t made anymore and this pink marble chunky is 200g for £4.99. Of course I didn’t plan to end up in the market town or the ‘everything you could want and plenty you don’t need’ shop or buying yarn. So wasn’t sure how much the pattern called for. I bought two just in case, you understand?
Umm and also a ball of this….
…for an Easter thingy or two I’m planning to make.
Last night when I tried to start the scarf I found that Como is/was obviously even chunkier than chunky; so had to work out doubling the initial chain and pattern as it should have been about 10″ wide and mine was 5″!
The next pit-fall was dtr, what’s hard about trebles?
Nothing. I can confidently say.
But double trebles are a nightmare!
I had thought I’d progressed to intermediate, rather than a beginner crocheter – but oh my goodness those double trebly things have finished me off!
The 2yo thingy ended up all twirly around the hook; that’s when I could get 2 yos without one slipping off altogether!
I have asked about this dtr thingy on Ravelry and see I’ve helpfully been given some links to online videos.
Watch this space for progress…..
Aren’t these violas lovely? Such happy little faces when I return home. There are tulips coming up in amongst them and they were a complete surprise. I’m waiting to see what colour they are, when they open.
Have a nice evening/day/ now I’m off to see The Woman in Black at the cinema with friends. The book scared me, the play scared me, maybe I’ll be brave for the film?!
This says to YO 3 times though, so I’m wondering if there’s a difference b/t UK/US?? You can conquer it though!
UK and USA crochet terms are different, and dtr here is yo2. I’ll have a look at the Ravelry links, assuming they are the UK terms.
Thanks though, this vid might be helpful for someone else who stops by…. :-)
You are ahead of me again, you crochet trendsetter!! ;) I haven’t made anything requiring dtr’s yet so I can’t really offer any help, sorry. But let us know how you get on – always happy to hear hints and tips.
Ooo err not need to do dtr’s as yet :-(…. Did laugh at you being lured into the shop that would have been me too! :-) That scarf is prettttttyyyy might have to attempt that one (obviously once you have worked out the dtr thing and explained to us all how to do it!) Nikki x
Oh dear, no pressure!!!!
I’ll watch and learn soon and get back to you…. :-)
I made this scarf a year or so ago, it is easy honest! Hope you get your head around DTR X
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