Verdure leaf-patterned scarf = DONE!

FINALLY!! I have a completed project that looks great too! After so many failed projects and good ideas that really turned out not to be good ideas, this feels nice. The failures left me a little hesitant to start any new projects, worried about yet another fail and a lot of lost time.

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Using Solar Flair Fibre‘s, Where the Rainforest Meets the Reef Yarn Club‘s, Winter Rainforest colorway in the Zorya base, I crocheted 90cm (~36″) of a beautiful leaf pattern. The Verdure Pattern by Josephine Woo is available at www.littleprojectscrafts.com

The pattern is both written and charted, easy to follow. Made 2 changes to the pattern to accommodate my personal taste:

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1) Pattern Modification:
At the beginning of each row, the pattern calls for “ch 3″. Instead I chose to do the (CSDC) Chainless Starting Double Crochet found on Moogly’s Blog, for a much nicer edge.
Free Video Tutorial for CSDC:
http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/

2) Pattern Modification:
I didn’t like how the very tip of the end leaves finished off so I changed it to have a sturdier, more pointed finish.

After this success I am ready to jump into my next project! Wish me Luck!

Scarf Lost…Better Scarf Handmade

Last Spring I left my favorite scarf at a restaurant in the Omode-sando Station. The colors were perfect, it was super easy to crush into my bag and it always drew compliments despite it having been a random store bought item.

Shortly after, I was able to find a yummy, chunky yarn of 45% Silk, 40% Cotton & 15% Wool in an amazingly similar colorway but have started crocheting three different patterns before I found the right one.

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Thanks to Jennifer Dickerson’s Pavement Infinity Pattern, it is finally a better scarf than the one I left behind. It was an easy, peasy zippy pattern to complete and it really shows off the colors as they each blend into the next. Just in time as things are getting much cooler each day.

Pattern Modification: At the beginning of each row, the pattern calls for “ch 3”.  Instead I chose to do the (CSDC) Chainless Starting Double Crochet found on Moogly’s Blog, for a much nicer edge.

Yarn purchased from Yuzawaya in a Furisode colorway.