I feel like the end is near and have developed a desire to crochet/knit all my good yarn before I die because I hate to see it being sold at a yard sale for fifty cents per skein.
Back in 2014 a group of friends and I ventured downtown on public transportation. We lunched at Philippe’s and then ambled over to Gather DTLA to visit another friend.
It was in Gather DTLA that I purchased the skein of Lucky Lamb Yarn (multicolored). Had I been more experienced, I would have purchased enough yarn to actually make something. I’ve treasured it over the years more than actually looked for patterns using a small amount (250 yards). Unable to design something on my own back then, I have finally evolved to a level where I can improvise something simple. I was fortunate to find the complimentary solid colors in my stash: Lana Gatto Feeling in rust and Universal XF Merino Superwash in grey.
Unfortunately, I caught a mistake while examining, but it was four rows down and I didn’t want to tink back – I only 🐸 on flat pieces and only when there is no other option. Doubling up, I noticed another mistake in the picture…grrr!
I still have some Bernat Baby Coordinates. As such, I want it gone from my stash, so I am crocheting another baby blanket.
I have tried this pattern before, but my afghan started to bow. I was so frustrated, I ended up just throwing it away. This time, I worked a bit more and I actually discovered where my design mistake was. I have still not perfected the beginning, but I am on the path to finishing this project, yarn, design once and for all.
I have not yet decided if this will be a gift or merchandise.
Dimensions: 56 (W) x 13 (D) inches Price:USD $100.00, 25% discount for family/friends
It’s a miracle I had enough yarn for this project and that it came out to a decent size because not until I finished did I realize the yarn I used was bulky, not worsted. I knitted the project on US 8 needles because I thought the yarn was worsted weight. I 💚 this project.
About The Project Name
The Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland by The B-52’s relates to the color of this shawl.
I posted the pattern for sale in my stores, but forgot to make an official announcement. Thrift Shop Scarf pattern is available as a stand alone pattern, both on AHW Patterns Page and my Ravelry Store.
Finally getting around to administrative duties, I realized I had not uploaded this pattern yet. This is an intermediate pattern, requiring knowledge of color changing, carrying unused colors, and crocheting in alternate rows.
Dimensions: approximately 60 (L) x 4.5 (W) inches Cost: USD $36.00* Fabric: 100% Acrylic Use & Care: Machine washable and dryable. Do not bleach, iron, or dry clean.
This is one more stitch pattern that will be included in my future eBook: Hounds-tooth & Beyond. Unfortunately, I thought I had crocheted all the different stitch patterns I wanted to include, but apparently not. Because they patterns bare many similarities, it was hard to identify my own work because I did not keep good track…live and learn. I then discovered from Ravelry that I need to create separate patterns before including them all in an eBook…aiyaa!
I must admit that I am so impressed how these two colors complemented each other so well and elevate the stitch pattern from thrift store to regal. This pattern is being created after I finish this post and will be available in a separate post. Stay tuned!
I always use worsted weight when I am testing. Because this is a stitch development project, yarn weight won’t matter much in the end.
About The Project Name
Originally, this pattern was going to be named Mediate by INXS because of the mindless crochet. As it developed the colors really reminded me of vintage clothing and I changed the name to Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz.
Craving to make a crescent shaped shawl, I found Terribly Simple pattern by Caitlin French and started May 6, 2017. The pattern is terribly simple and I did get a crescent-shaped shawl, but not exactly a crescent on July 23, 2017.
I used Netwon’s Yarn Country Softball Cotton (Fiber Content: 100% Cotton; Yarn Color: Mikonos; Yarn Weight: 2, Sport). I noticed earlier some puckering of the fabric, thinking it was yarn related as the cotton seems pretty stiff. I think laundering will soften the cotton which came on a cone and probably has some manufacturing chemical on it that removed softness for process and winding. Finally, I hope that laundering might increase the hue of the color, which are too muted for my tastes.
The name of this project is a play on the irony of my unequal desire to make a crescent shawl and the ease of the pattern. However, I have looked at the other shawls made with this pattern and none of them have the hump at the neck. This is the second time I have made a shawl by pattern and ended up with the hump when none of the pattern pictures had one. What the heck?
This shawl is for sale in the amount of USD $75.00, less 25% discount for friends/family.
Thanks to Kathy – one of my pattern purchasers – I have updated A Hooker’s World How Deep Is The Ocean Scarf Pattern with an error that has been there since 2014! Yikes. As such, a long-time error like this would not suffice with a simple strike-through correction.
A Hooker’s World How Deep Is The Ocean Crochet Scarf Pattern now includes: Advanced Instructions and better written Fundamental-To-Intermediate Instructions. Of course, I have updated my price for this pattern: USD $2.00.
I found this pattern to an excellent choice with any short- or long-pooling gradient yarn because the advanced simple crochet really breaks up the pattern/pooling into something unique, actually showing off the texture right through everything.
Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic Yarn Colors: 01040 Black & 01005 White Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted
My crochet hound’s tooth stitch development has been a regressive process from the beginning because I finally made a scarf in the recommended hound’s tooth stitch pattern – Griddle Stitch – and now I see it!
I will be presenting all four scarves to the recipient and let him choose which one he likes best; the three that are left will go into inventory.
The work up of this scarf was very quick as I only had to change color every row, alleviating additional yarn twisting.
And now…back to work on the eBook: Hound’s Tooth & Beyond.