Monday, April 9, 2012

Lacy Scarf -- My First Time to Use Crochet Thread





I've been itching to try something using crochet thread for a while now.  After getting my hands on some thread I decided to make a scarf.

It took a little while for my fingers to adjust to the difference--both to the size and weight of the thread and of the hook.  Once I got the hang of it I made progress--slow progress.  Like I said before, it felt like it took forever!  I used my (current) favorite stitch pattern--the same one I used when making my Shades of Green Belt.    This pattern really looks different on these projects, doesn't it!? I just kept going until my ball of thread ran out.

I think it turned out pretty well.  This Lacy Crochet Thread Scarf has a sort of Victorian elegance to it.  It is so light an airy it could be worn anytime--the dead of winter with a sweater or the hottest day of summer with a sundress and pretty much everything in between.  The off-white color can compliment a huge assortment of colors.  It could be worn to a dressy event or everyday with jeans and a top.  (All this is my humble opinion, of course!)

I see more crochet thread projects in my future!









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29 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty scarf. Amazing work :).

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  2. Very pretty! I bought white crochet thread for a project that fizzled out and I've been wondering what to do with it since then! I think some pretty beads added to this will look fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Oooh, I like the idea of adding beads. I've yet to do that on a crochet project. If you take pictures of your project I'd love to see them!

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  3. cute! this looks like it took a A TON of time to make!

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  4. Super cute! Your scarf looks so delicate and feminine. I'd love for you to link up with Crafty Cousins.

    http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/04/what-i-wore-sunday-week-11.html

    See you soon!
    ~Natalie @ Crafty Cousins

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

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  5. What a lovely scarf! Great job!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. It's so beautiful! I love it. I really need to figure out how to crochet. I know one stich, which my sister taught me but can't for the life of me figure out how to start a project or how to read a crochet pattern.. . I may be hopless.

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    1. Thank you! I doubt you're hopeless. :-) There are some awesome tutorials on youtube, and a lot of other bloggers do a great job of photographing every step.

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  7. Very pretty! It looks so much more delicate than a wintery scarf.

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  8. This looks really nice. I like the stitch. I shy away from crocheting long projects with thread, because it takes so long. Maybe I could try, if I had another project going at the same time.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I try to only have one project going at a time. (Most of the time this doesn't work!) But this time I NEEDED "side" projects!

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  9. What a beautiful scarf! I'm also itching to try crocheting with crochet thread, but I'd like to make a doily

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  10. This is so very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow, really lovely and elegant. The square-ish design makes it not to fussy or feminine, too.

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  12. this is so pretty. i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  13. This is such a beautiful scarf, I just love the airiness of it! Thanks for linking up to Tip toe thru Tuesday, we hope to see you next week!

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  14. Very cute scarf! I love the lacy look :-)

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  15. Beautiful! Looks so intricate! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  16. This is so beautiful! I really must learn how to crochet! The result is so elegant and looks like it would go with so many outfits!
    heronscrafts.blogspot.com

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  17. So pretty!! It really does have an elegant Victorian feel to it. I love it! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

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  18. Hi,
    Great scarf! Very pretty and, you're right, very versatile!
    Did you do a chain to start with? I can't tell from the pictures. To me it looks like (my eyes aren't what they used to be! :-D) as if you possibly made the chain and then when the scarf was as wide as you wanted it, turned back/forward and shelled on the other side of the chain. Am I close or am I so far offf I may never find my way back?
    Thanks,
    Cathy

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    1. Hi, Cathy! Well, I started with a short chain--just the width of the scarf--and then worked the length basically until I ran out of thread. I prefer working my scarves this way. I link to the stitch pattern up above, that might give you some visual help. (2nd paragraph "stitch pattern")Does that help?

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    2. Hi Rachel,
      Thanks for answering my comment. Sorry for the delay!
      Yes, it does help!

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  19. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize last week! I love your project so much that I'm featuring it at tonight's party. It's just so pretty! I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button and link up again~

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  20. I've wanted to try crochet thread. I love how yours came out. I'd love for you to link up to my Swing into Spring party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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  21. This is beautiful, Rachel! I could see how this would take forever. It's so intricate and detailed. But, man, it has great results! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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