Nautical Chevron Scarf

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Summer is coming up and I know knitted (or crocheted) scarves are really not that practical, but I couldn’t help it. I live for crocheted things. Here, we get chilly evenings and sometimes, like today, we get chilly cloudy days. I’m totally picturing this nautical color scheme scarf with a simple white tank, cropped jeans, and flip-flops.

I used this pattern and used Red Heart yarn. My scarf measures 86”. With this length, I’m able to use it in different ways. I can even put the ends together and make it look like an infinity scarf.

I couldn’t wait to wear it so I just threw it on to what I was wearing this day. A good little accessory, don’t you think?

nautical scarf

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Cheerful Afghan Challenge

This month’s Crochet Crowd Challenge is called the Cheerful Afghan Challenge and we are only two days away from the submission deadline. I finally finished it last night. Here’s a little about it.

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The starting date was on April 15, but since I was working on the Mystery Challenge, I didn’t really start this one until May 1st.

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The pattern and video tutorial was simple to follow and like always, Mikey did an excellent job at giving us pointers on how to go about repeating the pattern, instead of re-reading it over and over again. That night I managed to get a lot of the blanket completed.

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I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Aran, Honeydew, Watercolor, and Orchid but Medium Purple would also work.

cheerful afghan

As you can see. I worked a different border than the one on the original pattern. This was a tough one because the pattern itself is busy, but you can never go wrong with a shell. This border I got from a book I got a year ago.

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This book has AMAZING borders. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do all of them, but just going through all 150 makes you want to do 150 afghans just to use all of them. For this blanket I used border #121.

Let me show you in pictures how the border started to form.

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And now I’m left with an emptiness, because that’s the feeling you get when you tackle and finish a blanket. It looks like I’ll have to start another afghan project 🙂