Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Crochet Textured Scarf

Hi friends! I hope the week has begun wonderfully for you. We are enjoying a deliciously cold winter in Ahmedabad. I know that my friends who are actually experiencing snow and minus degrees may laugh at my idea of a "cold" winter as the temperatures here are in the range of 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. But for a Mumbai gal like me this is definitely cold. 

And I for one, am thrilled because it has given me a chance to crochet and, also knit, winter items. I just finished crocheting a lovely textured scarf in a gorgeous ivory yarn. Can you imagine I had this yarn in my stash for the past seven years!! I refused to touch the yarn till I found the right pattern. Well, I did find the Right pattern. This scarf is designed by the wonderful Kara of Petals to Picots. I think Kara as well as her Petals to Picots site need no introduction. I consider her site a treasure house of crochet with lots of patterns, tutorials and loads of related information. I especially love her Monday 'Pin'spirations and Friday Link Parties. 

Here is my Ivory Textured Scarf:



Isn't it looking lovely? I am sure you want to see the texture up close.




The pattern actually has a "keyhole" feature and a fringe. But as I was not sure I could manage hanging scarf tails I made a slight modification and added two pearl buttons. So now I can wear my scarf long or button it up and wrap it around twice to form a cowl. 




 Luckily I had these buttons in my stash. Do you think they match the scarf?



Here is my scarf cowl




The pattern also includes a nice spiral flower which I plan to make in metallic thread and use as a brooch. You can find the pattern for this wonderful scarf and many other beautiful items designed by Kara HERE.

When I popped in at Kara's to tell her that I finished making the scarf, imagine my delight to see that my Mustard doily has been featured in her "I  Fridays Link Party".
Isn't that peachy? This is the second time I am being featured, the first time around it was my Rainbow mandala
A big thanks to all of you for your best wishes in my last post. A very warm welcome to all my new followers. 

That is all for today. Off I go to tackle my next project. :-) What are you going to make this week?

Take care 
 


34 comments:

  1. hi Sangeetha
    Your crochet textured scarf is beautiful
    love
    Maria

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  2. Oh, Sangeetha! It came out so beautiful? I love that you added the buttons ... such a pretty touch. Thank you for sharing your pics with me :)

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    1. Yes Kara, I just love it and I am going to make one more. Glad you liked the buttons.

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  3. What a pretty scarf, the buttons look just right for it, very elegant :)

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    1. Hi Cheryl, Happy to have you here. Good to know you liked the buttons, I think they look elegant too.

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    1. Thank you, dear Cristina. Of course all credit for the lovely pattern goes to dear Kara.

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  5. It's a beautiful scarf Sangeetha - the buttons are perfect. :)

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  6. Lovely scarf! Very delicate..would look awesome in snow i think...THe buttons are a dream dear!

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    1. Yes Rajeswari, I love the buttons too. Maybe if I keep hinting long enough, hubby might take me to a place with snow!! ;) Hehe

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  7. Sigh :-) I lovvveeed the scarf !!

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    1. Hmmm...Pragti I can almost hear your squeal of delight!!

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  8. Sigh.. :-) I love the scarf, the buttons and your neat work !!!

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  9. Congratulations my friend. Awards and giveaways and fast lay growing popularity.
    The scarf is glorious and I happen to have buttons exactly like yours in my stash. As they say "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!" so I'm going to make one just like yours. So happy for you.
    Boocoos

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  10. The texture is indeed very nice, I'm sure this cowl cum scarf looks pretty on you :)
    The buttons make it romantic..:)hehe
    Kara, we all know her blog, and I also used her Pumpkin pattern for Halloween last year:)
    I'm working on few projects right now..really?how unusual! lol - a blanket, a toy and ... something else...and something else...

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    1. Romantic...eh? Must remind hubby about that vacation to a place with real snow! Looking forward to your new projects

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  11. Hi Sangeetha

    Lovely scarf. The pearlies are perfect. Better use the scarf as much. Before you know, summer is gonna land majestically. Oh! I shudder to think of the hot days just round the corner:)

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    1. Yes Aishwarya, not a pleasant thought... the fast approaching summer. I always joke that I can bake a cake on my counter top just by keeping the batter on it.:)

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  12. Could do with this scarf since I am presently in colder climes. In India anything below 18C is cool.
    PS - your Enid Blyton remark on my post - that is exactly what I told my daughter . I went and made a snowman too. Just to relive childhood. Will follow you on facebook - since your blog is getting lost on my reading list.

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  13. Your scarf has turned out nicely and the buttons are a proper match to it !:) the texture looks perfect on your soft yarn!

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  14. The scarf looks elegant and the pearl buttons are a perfect embellishments.
    Like the idea of dual use of scarf :)

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  15. Very "chic" !
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  16. wowwwwwwwww..so pretty !!
    finally you have completed..looks really terrific !!
    Mine is yet to !!

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  17. Thank you Radha, Preeti, Iniyaa, Anna and Mau

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  18. Its really lovely - those buttons are a great match!

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  19. Hy, honey, loved your blog.
    Your crafts are very tastefull and beautiful !!!!
    Xoxo, Ana

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  20. The scarf is looking wowwww !!!!

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  21. Your posts always make me smile and laugh. The scarf is beautiful. I think I need to make some nice big scarves with the yarn hubby brought me from Bangkok. Have a great evening. Tammy

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  22. Oh, that is so pretty! Turned out simply gorgeous!

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  23. Wowww... thats a really cool scarf.. I was searching for a nice pattern like this.. The buttons add charm to the scarf.. I wish i could make one soon for me!

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