Another impulse buy from Wool Haven; this time Debbie Bliss Cotton DK Print.
100 % cotton available in 14 different colour mixes from rainbow bright to more subtle shading. I went for subtle this time with Storm.
As it was an impulse buy I originally restricted myself to one ball, which meant I only had 50 g / 84 m to play with (yes, I’m an idiot) This increased to three once I worked out what I was doing.
Which was a mid-weight summer scarf. Just in case we get one. I looked at a few patterns online and nothing really grabbed me, then I remembered the cotton jar covers from a few weeks back and that I wanted to try it as a flat piece rather than in the round. I got a few rows done and realised I didn’t like it, the reverse V-stitch was too chunky for what I wanted.
Next I tried fans – 3 trebles in each fan, nope, still felt too dense.
Then I thought do a cross of the two pattern. Instead of a set off 3 trebles in each group do a treble, chain, treble. And it worked!
Have to say this cotton is beautiful to work with; it’s smooth, doesn’t split, pulls down easily (good job) and crochets easily.
- 3 x 50 g DK cotton
- 4mm hook
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- tr = treble crochet
- V-st = 1tr, 1 ch, 1 tr
- Foundation chain – 27
- Starting in 2nd ch from hook, dc to end (26 sts)
- 3 ch, then tr into same st, *skip 2 sts, V-st into next st* repeat * * to end, finish with 1 tr in top turning chain of previous row (9 pairs of trebles)
- 2 ch, tr (between 1st & 2nd tr – as if crocheting a granny square), *skip next 2 sts, V-st between next 2 tr* repeat to end
- Continue repeating Row 4.
- Finish with a row of dc.
- Weave in ends.
Finished scarf measures 15 cm / 6 inches by 135 cm / 55 inches and took me two evenings.
You can add a border, I did a fan stitch with this. I had to juggle the stitch count slightly to squeeze 5 fans in but as I’ve said before crochet is very forgiving.