I think this pattern marks the hump for my eBook research and development: Hound’s Tooth & Beyond. Hound Dog Scarf is now available as a stand-alone pattern and will also be included in my eBook.
Well, having gotten side-tracked once again, I woke this a.m. – 04:00 a.m. PDT – to write this pattern up for all the Labor Day Weekend Crocheters need a new mindless crochet project/stitch pattern.
This yet another scarf created out of my stitch development into hound’s tooth fabric patterns. I am hoping this is the last sample before I can publish my eBook: Hound’s Tooth & Beyond.
I must remark, once again, how well these two colors contrast each other for what I would consider a very regal design.
The pattern can be purchased from my patterns page or from my Ravelry store.
About Thrift Shop Scarf
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!
About The Yarn
Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable
Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Yarn Colors: 01011 Soft Taupe & 01532 Claret
Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted
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.
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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.
USD $36.00 *
About Hound Dog Scarf
Hound Dog Scarf is not a reversible pattern, as you’ll notice via quick jaunt through the small gallery for which Mergatroid gladly modeled.
Dimensions: 66 (L) x 5(‘W) inches
Fabric Content: 100% Acrylic
Use & Care: Machine washable and dryable. Do not bleach, iron, or dry clean.
Project Name: Hound Dog by Elvis Presley
The project name should be an obvious relation to this project which revolves around Hound’s Tooth crochet stitch patterns.
This is the pattern, from my original post, on which tahlenri commented,
I think your crocheted modified granite stitch was pretty convincing in yellow and violet.”
I’d have to agree with tahlenri, though I still might explore a little more. I have also crocheted some swatches with even different stitch pattern effects, but I digress.
The stitch pattern is a proprietary secret still, but I can tell you that it is based on a staggered griddle stitch. I like it because it is bigger, more staggered than the traditional griddle stitch suggestion.
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This is my second attempt at fine tuning the griddle stitch into a hound’s tooth pattern. Once again, I missed my original intention, but accidentally, and logically, crocheted out of pattern and came up with this stitch pattern, which, unlike Flock of Seagulls Scarf pattern, is not reversible. Still, I am determined to get a better hound’s tooth and through this iteration I have seen the error of my ways.
Again, this pattern is primarily a stitch pattern for advanced crocheters that are comfortable with carrying yarn and changing colors. I am indicating what I used to make my scarf, but please note this stitch pattern is flexible and may be used with any weight yarn and made to any size.
In this iteration, I have mirrored the stitch pattern, which has caused a different stitch pattern on each side: one side is Escher-esque in pattern and the other side resembles a hound’s tooth variation.
This scarf – measuring 60 (L) x 5 (W) inches – took four days to complete and is closer to my new default scarf size: 66 (L) x 4 (W) inches. I have purposefully blurred by detail shots to protect stitch definition – images are focused within the pattern. Again, I have used Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Colors: 01040 Black and 01005 White; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted).
The project name – I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Dinah Washington – comes from the fact that I still have hound’s tooth under my skin and hopefully, will not have any more brain farts before the next iteration.
Price: USD $36.00
After making a few adjustments and crocheting a swatch using the instructions, I am proud to announce that the Not The Doctor Scarf pattern, née Flock of Seagulls Scarf, will be available for FREE thru April 20, 2017 as my 4/20 gift to all.
The name was changed from Flock of Seagulls to Not The Doctor by Alanis Morissette because I just realized that Flock of Seagulls is a band name, not a song name…aiyaa!
Please note that I consider this pattern skill level is beginnner-advanced due to knowledge of basic crochet stitches and knowledge of carrying yarn in order to change colors. The pattern includes links to videos that will assist with Crocheting A Two-Color Foundation Chain and Crocheting A Seamless Color Change.
This is my first attempt at houndstooth. Not exact, but I am loving it! While a mid-range view can be visually disruptive (noticed by me at the bottom of the scarf), a view from afar reveals a pleasing vertical quasi-houndstooth pattern that zigzags. Even the close up view looks quite acceptable when it comes to the visibility of the carried yarn. My cousin likened the pattern to flying birds.
This is a modified griddle stitch. My mistake started from the very beginning, when I inadvertently crocheted the pattern in the reverse. Technically I crocheted the last row incorrectly as well, bit I don’t think most people’s focus will be drawn to that. 😀
I used 2 skeins of Michael’s Loops & Threads Impeccable (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Colors: 01040 Black and 01005 White; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted) with a I/9 – 5.5 mm hook. The scarf measures 70 (L) x 6.25 (W) inches. this project took my four days to complete, and that was with a braced finger.
The project name – Not The Doctor by Alanis Morissette – was the best choice as the recipient is not my doctor, but my case worker.
I will be writing up the pattern, but was eager to share another finished object.
On da Hook: March 6, 2017
Off da Hook: March 15, 2017
Pattern: Improvised by Hooker Leo
Needle: US 10.5
Yarn A: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan (Fiber Content: 60% Merino wool, 30% Microfibre, 10% Cashmere; Yarn Color: 31016; Yarn Weight: 4, Aran)
Yarn B: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan (Fiber Content: 60% Merino wool, 30% Microfibre, 10% Cashmere; Yarn Color: 31009; Yarn Weight: 4, Aran)
Dimensions: 60 (L) x 3 (W)
Price: USD $20.00
As I ran out of green yarn first, I decided to name this project in its honor: Green Onions by Booker T. & The MGs. This was made from my leftovers from Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most Cowl, which I am loving for its softness and warmth. Had I thought about it sooner, I could have made a matching scarf for Mojo, but it is too long now…add another project to my never-ending queue…ha ha ha ha ha!
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Cast On: December 20, 2016 | Bind Off: December 27, 2016
This is a gift for the pharmacist that assisted with my prothrombin time (PT) testing when I was on Warfarin. I’ll admit that I had a bad attitude when I finally met him, but his personality disarmed me of my attitude and I started liking him…more than I should. Solution: add him to my xmas list and make something for him, so he’ll never forget me. Ha ha ha ha ha!
I was initially going to do a huge cable bordered by another stitch, but could not find a border stitch that I liked. When I got started I totally screwed up the cable. Aiyaa! I started searching for a pattern that was interesting and masculine. I finally found this: Staggered Rib Scarf by Suzie Blackman. I like the pattern, but, as usual, I had to make some adjustments: the most important being:
- cast on should be even sets of multiples of 2; example: 28 (/2=14) versus 30 (/2=15).
- sl the first st of every row purl-wise and k the last st through the bl for a more even edge presentation
Recently I heard that a mans’ scarf should measure 5 feet, that men don’t like long scarves. This presented a dilemma for me, as the recipient is at least 6 feet tall – mmm, mmm, mmm! I like’m tall! – and I usually make scarves to a person’s height. Finished measurements: 62 (L) x 6.5 (W).
The yarn I used is Newton’s Yarn Country Worsted Acrylic on US 8 needles. The project name Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka – comes from the fact that I have bad blood…oh, and I just love that song!
Coincidentally, I just discovered this is the second Bad Blood project I have made. The last one was Bad Blood Cowl made during the hospital stay that reignited my whole bad blood situation.