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I’ve Got the Blues Fingerless Gloves

I’ve Got the Blues Fingerless Gloves

Every so often, we get a teaser of what Spring will look like in the earlier months of the year. The sun comes out and warms the air just enough to justify pulling out the short sleeve shirts, shorts and sandals. This time it lasted for three […]

I’ve Got the Blues Newsboy Hat

I’ve Got the Blues Newsboy Hat

I often wonder what to post in my blog. Do I talk about my pattern? Do I share random thoughts that pop in my head? Do people actually take the time to read what I say or, like me, just jump to the bottom of the page where […]

I’ve Got the Blues Scoodie (scarf + hood)

I’ve Got the Blues Scoodie (scarf + hood)

Coming soon………..

Transplanting Blueberry Bushes

Transplanting Blueberry Bushes

Being one of those rare March days where it’s not raining and the temperature is above 50 degrees, I decided today was a perfect day to finally move the blueberry bushes. This will be the third time I’ve replanted them. Hopefully, this is the last time […]

Winter’s Desert Fingerless Gloves

Winter’s Desert Fingerless Gloves

ABOUT THIS PATTERN I love making fingerless gloves. I wear them every day with every outfit. They are just fun accessories for me.   MATERIALS FINISHED SIZE Yarn ·        1 skein Lion Brand Landscapes in Desert Spring, or approx. 100 yards of another category 4 […]

Winter’s Desert Infinity Scarf

Winter’s Desert Infinity Scarf

I love the colors of this yarn. When I bought this yarn, I probably spent a good half-hour trying to decide which color combination I wanted. It was the teal blue mixed into this combo that ultimately made my decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the photo shoot for this collection, one of our cats, Squeakers, decided to come say hi. My grandmother had a cat named Squeaky Joe when I was a kid. Squeaky Joe was a calico and squeaked every time you touched her. Squeakers was originally named Kiki. But she squeaks every time we touch her so I renamed her Squeakers in honor of Squeaky Joe.

 

 

ABOUT THIS PATTERN

They only had two skeins of this yarn in stock. So of course, I bought both having no idea what I was going to do with it. I just loved the colors. I decided on an infinity scarf. As you can see from my other posts, I used the second skein to make the matching Winter’s Desert Fingerless Gloves and Winter’s Desert Headband.

 

 

MATERIALS FINISHED SIZE
Yarn ·        1 skein Lion Brand Landscapes in Desert Spring, or approx. 140 yards of another category 4 yarn 8.5” W x 4” H
Hook ·        Size US 10 / 6.0mm crochet hook GAUGE
Other ·        Large eye blunt needle

·        Stitch markers

4” x 4” = 6 DCVS x 5 rows
  SKILL LEVEL
Easy / Beginner

STITCHES USED

CH Chain SC Single Crochet
DC Double Crochet Sl St Slip Stitch
Sts stitches DCVS Double Crochet V-Stitch
tch Turning chain

 

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Double Crochet V-Stitch (DCVS) – (1 DC, Ch 1, 1 DC) in the indicated stitch.

 

 

PATTERN NOTES

  • Scarf is worked in rows and then stitched together at the end.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch.

 

 

PATTERN

Start:                Chain 26.

Row 1:              1 DC in 4th Ch from hook, Ch 1, 1 DC in next Ch (first DC V-stitch made). *skip 1 Ch, 1 DC in next Ch, Ch 1, 1 DC in next Ch*. * repeat 5 more times. 1 DC in last Ch. 7 V-stitches made.

Row 2:             Ch 3, skip the first stitch. 1 DCVS in each Ch 1 space across. 1 DC in the tch.

Row 3 – 102:    Repeat Row 2. It is important to check your gauge. I tend to have a tight gauge. My scarf ended up being 102 rows long for 1 skein of yarn. You can make your scarf longer or shorter by adding to or subtracting yarn. Be sure to save enough yarn to stitch the two ends together.

FINISHING: Line up the two ends together. Be careful not to twist the yarn (unless you want a twisted look). Stitch the two ends together. Make sure your lined up stitch for stitch on each side to avoid one end finishing before the other. Stitch markers can be helpful here.

Weave in all ends.

 

 

 

 

And that’s it. Hope you enjoy!!!

 

Feel free to share this post and post what you made.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jen

Winter’s Desert Headband

Winter’s Desert Headband

ABOUT THIS PATTERN This is a simple repeat pattern. Headband is made in rows. The two ends are stitched together at the end   MATERIALS FINISHED SIZE Yarn ·        1 skein Lion Brand Landscapes in Desert Spring, or approx. 100 yards of another category 4 […]