Say hello to The Incredible Shrinking Girl.
Since moving in with us in late April, Darling Daughter has lost about 50 pounds. It’s amazing what can happen when you simply cut junk out of your diet. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she has a pretty physically demanding job (which she loves)
Above is the photo she posted to Facebook last night to show off the infinity scarf I made for her. You have to admit, the girl knows how to take a selfie.
The photo I took is a little less flattering (it doesn’t help that ALL of her clothes are just hanging on her these days), but you get a better look at the yarn I used (black acrylic interwoven with shiny, metallic threads in different colors):
I haven’t had much time to crochet lately (and I’m not going to have a lot of time until the wedding cakes I’m doing in early October, to say nothing of canning season, have passed), but when Darling Daughter asked for an infinity scarf to wear this winter, how could I turn her down?
For the uninitiated, an infinity scarf is simply a winter scarf crocheted into a big loop – no beginning, no end. Since I wanted to do a braided scarf, I couldn’t crochet in a big loop; I had to crochet three separate panels, sew them together at one end, braid them, sew them together at the other end, then join the two ends before adding buttons at the seam.
I’d love to give you the pattern for it, but I sort of went off the cuff with this one and while I could write a recipe in my sleep, I have no earthly idea how to write a crochet pattern.
Which doesn’t mean I won’t try. Because you know how I am.
So… here goes.
– size H/5.0mm crochet hook
– 3 large, black buttons
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
Make 3 panels using the following directions:
Loosely ch 18
Row 1 – Dc in the 3rd st from hook; dc to the end of the chain (16 dc). Ch 1; turn.
Row 2 – Sc in 1st dc; sc to end of the chain (16 sc). * Ch 1; turn.
Row 3 – Repeat row 2 to *. Ch 3; turn.
Repeat rows (1 – 3) 23 more times for a total 24 rows of (1) dc and (2) sc. Fasten off yarn and cut. Weave in loose ends.
Line up the ends of the 3 panels. Using the tapestry needle and the same yarn the scarf is made of, sew together the panels on one end. Braid the panels; sew together the other end of the panels. Bring the ends together and join them, again using the tapestry needle and yarn.
Attach the buttons at the seam. Fasten off yarn and cut; weave in all loose ends.
Please, all of you serious hookers out there, let me know what I’ve done wrong here – it’s all a learning experience for me!