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Archive for February 16th, 2009

Crochet On! Working with Two Strands Held Together

February 16th, 2009

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Thanks to everyone for your comments on my first crocheted scarf. After that project, my co-worker Mily introduced me to crocheting with 2 yarns. At her suggestion, I worked with our Lion Cashmere Blend yarns in navy and camel. My tendency right now is to make tight stitches. So I concentrated and used a large hook to crochet the scarf. I used a pattern that Mily and I deemed the “Vanna Pattern” because it is the pattern used in the give-a-ways on the Rachael Ray show. It is similar to the One-Skein Beginner Scarf with a slight modification. After ch row, I started the second row with dc and alternated with sc making sure to end with a dc. Then I would repeat, starting each row with a dc and ending each row with a dc and alternating in between with the sc.

After completing the scarf I saw Zontee’s post about a crochet hat pattern. I made the hat, and it was quite fun learning to crochet in circles. Once I finished it, though, I realized I am not a crochet hat person. I will save the yarn for something else. I can see now that I will develop a habit of modifying or creating my own patterns to fit my needs and abilities. Mily used the same pattern but with different yarns and a different hook size, which showed me how different yarns give a different look and feel depending on the size of the hook and the yarn.

I’ve started a third project and have many lined up. I will share them with you as I complete or discover something. My next project is a mat for my front door. Be sure to check out my profile under Meet the Bloggers.

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