Sunday, 10 September 2017

PAWZ SCARF

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PAWZ SCARF


This project is a really cute one for any animal lover .. imagine cute paw prints spattered through the scarf.. how cool is this, right?

 Materials used : Today I’ve used unbranded 6/8 ply DK black acrylic yarn with a 5.5 mm crochet hook
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Skill level : Easy  

Size : 7.5” wide x 84” long with tassels

Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

fdc : Foundation Double Crochet : This is a unique way of starting a project directly with a row of double crochet stitches.  This makes your whole project neat and even.. in a way that you need to do once, to agree!  If you are familiar with fsc, you’ll wonder why you never used this start before !

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.


Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                                 sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet                                     ch : Chain
sp : Space                                                         sl-st : Slip stitch
hk : Hook                                                        yo : Yarn Over 
st(s) : Stitch(es)     
fsc : Foundation Single crochet           
fdc : Foundation Double crochet


free crochet paws scarf pattern




Amy gives several pattern ideas using the paw print, so do check this out.. 
My write up here is only for the little differences I've made.  Check out my slightly different tassels too. 

I am using a DK ply yarn with a 5.5 mm crochet hook – same requirement as designer.  I however found the paw print too large (and holey), so I have worked with hdc, instead of dc.  
For all the rows after creating the paw “hole” pattern, designer has a row of dc, and I worked an all-dc row too, just to space the paw prints out nicely.



One really important thing that you must remember is to count your stiches especially in the all-dc rows (Rows 5, 9, 13, 17.. you get what I mean). 
In this pattern we create holes, and in the following row work stiches in those ch-sps, but at the end of each row, you must have the same number of stitches you started with. 
And you’ll soon see how the wonderful pattern works!  Go for it!

Before you add in the tassels from the pattern sheet, read about my edging finish.

Just for kicks, I did a “saree-pallu- like” ending to the tassels..
“Saree-pallu-like”.. what’s that? ;)



The saree is the Indian beautiful dress that I am sure you know about.. the “pallu” is that section that is thrown over the left shoulder at the very end and has a lot of drama, art n craft work on display.  At the end of the pallu, one sometimes has tassels, and sometimes these are woven macramé-like... and if you can't really see what I mean, I guess you just gotta make it ;)

So here’s what I did :
I did what Amy suggested and made the usual looped in tassels, (and you have tassels from each stitch).  For this basic macramé tie-up, we will split these 4 tassels into 2 x 2, and tie up 2 from two adjoining tassels.

Row 1 : Skip 2 strands of Tassel # 1 ;
knot up the remaining 2 strands of Tassel # 1 + 2 strands of Tassel #2 ;
*knot up the remaining 2 strands of Tassel #2 with 2 strands Tassel #3* ;
rep *to* knotting 2 strands of two adjoining tassels till you reach the end ; leave the last 2 strands of the last Tassel.  Turn.

Row 2 : knot up 2 strands of Tassel # 1 + 2 strands of Tassel #2 ;
*knot up the remaining 2 strands of Tassel #2 with 2 strands Tassel #3* ;
rep *to* knotting 2 strands of two adjoining tassels till you reach the end.  Turn.

This is all I have done.   You can rep both rows 1 & 2 one more, if you want more of a ‘patterned eding”, but that also means you have less of a falling tassel.

Just so you can decide how much of this patterned effect you’d like and how much falling tassel, you would need to try this on a bit of yarn first.. and then decide how long you need to cut your tassel.



Thank you Amy for such a lovely pattern J

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