Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quick and Easy Sprial Ruffled Scarf Pattern

Thought I'd share one of my favorite patterns with everyone.  These are great sellers in all my craft sites.  And they make cute gifts as well.  

You will need 6 to 8 ounces of bulky yarn.  Look for the ones with a number 5 or 6 on the label.  A size N crochet hook.

Start with a fsc of 90 (this is my favorite link for explaining how to do the foundationn single chain),  chain one, turn. 
Row 2 work 2 half double crochets in each stitch across. Chain one, turn. (180 hdc)
Row 3 work 2 half double crochets in each stitch across. Chain one, turn. (360 hdc)
Row 4 work 2 half double crochets in each stitch across.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends.  (720 hdc)

Depending upon the yarn use, and how tight or loose your stitches are this will measure approximately 2.75 inches to 3.25 inches across, and  56 inches and 62 inches long.  The increases in each stitch across helps it to spiral, and gives it a ruffled look when worn.

The scarf pictured was made with a nylon/acrylic blend boucle type yarn.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hello, and a brief introduction

Let me introduce myself.  I am a 40 something female who loves to crochet, read, write, spend time watching my cats terrorize my dog, and spend time with my family and friends.  I hope to find the time in a very busy schedule to bring you interesting tidbits about the crafting world, as well as cute crafts and craft related items I stumble across when searching the web. 

I am a self described fiber artist / antiques dealer.  I sell the items I create on etsy, bonanzle, and artfire.  I also have a bonanzle booth for my antiques and collectibles.  Do to some family issues I have not been able to spend as much time stocking my booths as I would have liked for the upcoming holiday season.  But then what is life, without a few unexpected twists and turns in it.

I hope all of you will take the time to check back weekly to see what else is new in my little corner of the world.