River Scarf

This was my first crochet project ever, and for some reason it’s been tough to get a good photograph of the finished scarf.

closeup_riverThis is a simple design for a beginning crochet project, but I did not completely understand how gauge works or how to change crochet hooks and tension, even though I’d read about it. It took making this scarf to truly understand.

About half way through this project, I realized my dimensions were not going to be anything like the pattern. It was about half the size! No worries, I had plenty of yarn to make a second one just like the first and stitch the two together, which was closer to the pattern’s finished size.

The green/blue colors reminded me of a river, and I was inspired to add some beads that I had on hand to give it that shimmer of light reflecting off the water.

riverscarfIt’s a very stiff fabric! After I’d tried a couple other projects, I came back to this pattern and made another version in neutral colors. This time I got the gauge right, and the results were a lighter, softer version that looks more like the picture in the pattern. Unfortunately, I gifted it away before I thought to snap a photo of it. Someday I’ll get back around to making another one of these in the looser gauge for myself.

Pattern: Mollie Infinity Scarf on Craftsy by KristinaOlsonDesigns

Materials: Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease, 2 balls of each color
Forest Green Heather & Blue Mist (pictured)
Mushroom & Wheat

I’m pretty sure I used the J/10 6.0mm hook that the pattern suggested, but I cranked down on the yarn so tightly…