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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Crochet Mystery Challenge: Reveal

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Ta Da!!!

Louie is complete! and he’s a giraffe!

Doesn’t he look adorable? Here’s a whole gallery  full of them, made by different participants. The creativity is breathtaking.

I had so much fun and I can’t wait to be part of another mystery challenge.

Crochet Circle Pillow

I had a circle pillow that just wasn’t doing it for me or my living room. I recently added greens and blues to my living room to give it a little lift, but I still had a red decorative pillow. I didn’t want to get rid of it and I didn’t want to go buy fabric to refashion it, so I crocheted a cover.

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I worked dc increasing as I needed to to make it flat. To make the ribbing effect, I worked on back posts only.

I worked different yarns but I managed to make it work. I continued until it was the right size and made another identical circle for the back. I then sc both together. You can also make a border if you’d like. I decided to keep mine like that.

And that was it, another crocheting solution.

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Crochet: Scarecrow Hat

Crochet Scarecrow Hat

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This post might seem a little late since Halloween seems like ages ago, but with having a baby and all, I got a bit behind.

The hat, however, was easy to put together. I finished it in one evening when I realized I wasn’t going to go into labor and I needed a costume.

I didn’t have the time or the energy to go out to the stores and fight with people for the last halloween items, so what do I do? I look at my yarn stash and decide on a scarecrow hat.

I was originally thinking of doing a witch hat, but I didn’t want to bother with black yarn. For those that may not know, black yarn is difficult to see when there’s poor lighting. On my Christmas list I have added the coolest crochet hooks that light up to solve that problem 😉

Back to the scarecrow hat…

It’s not my pattern and I used a witch hat pattern from Amy’s Crochet

I made some adjustments toward the end. I added one more set of rows and for the brim I made it more floppy by increasing every other row, until I was happy with it.

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I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in warm brown to give it a burlap effect and for the “hair” I used Red Heart Super Saver in cornmeal.

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For the hair I took a textbook and wrapped the yarn around several times and cut one end to make quick  strands.

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I then took 4 strands and tied them inside the hat on the inside post.

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After I was finished with the hat I added some fall leaves that were on sale at my nearest craft store. I added some straw type of ribbon I had in my craft stash and the scarecrow hat was complete.

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For the outfit itself I went with jeans and tall brown boots. The shirt I found at a thrift store. For the apron, I added some patches and some yarn at the bottom.

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scarecrow apron

To attach the yarn on the bottom I crocheted a long chain the length of the apron and attached the strands to each chain. I then sewed the completed chain to the bottom.

It’s amazing how well it came out once I had the makeup on.

Halloween 2013 Scarecrow