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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Matahari Mandala- A Free Tutorial



Whenever I don't feel like working on a current big project, and want something small and fast, I've developed a habit of making mandalas.

Or doilies.

Or Mandoilies.

I can't decide what to call them!

I just grab one or more balls of cotton yarn, a hook and start crocheting.
The trick is to increase evenly so you don't get the wibbly- wobblys, just a nice flat circle.

Here is one I whipped up a few weeks ago from a delicious variegated cotton yarn called Moda Vera Mornington 8ply.  It's a mercerized cotton, so a bit shinier and slimmer than the normal 8ply cotton. 



And the colours are psychedelic!!  I've named it 'Matahari' which is the Indonesian/ Malay word for 'sun'. When I stayed on the Indonesian island of Lombok a long time ago it was common for the locals to hold a newspaper over their head on a hot, sunny day and remark, "Astaga! Matahari itu panas sekali!" (Gee Willickers! The sun is very hot!)

I then went CRAZY and added little beads. I am still using it as a doily, but it's reminiscent of the old fashioned milk jug covers, don't ya think?

Would you like a tutorial? Woo Hoo!

As with many of my patterns, if you would like a printable PDF, you can purchase a digital download from my Etsy, or Ravelry Stores for the super low price of US$1. Admin costs baby!!

For this tutorial I have used normal 8 ply cotton with a different colour for each row so it's easy to see the stitches in each row.

What do ya need?
  • Yarn: 8ply cotton yarn. I have used the following colours for the tutorial:
Colour A: mid pink
Colour B: light pink
Colour C: apricot
Colour D: dark pink
Colour E: Ecru/ cream
Colour F: Orange

BUT YOU CAN JUST USE ONE BALL OF YARN LIKE THE FIRST MANDALA ABOVE IN ANY YARN YOU LIKE.
  • If you're using a normal 8 ply cotton, I recommend a 3.5mm hook. For mercerized 8ply cotton, I used a 3mm.
  • 12 pretty beads
  • thread for sewing on the beads
  • darning needle.

Let's get started!


Round 1:   Starting with Colour A, crochet a magic ring, chain 3 (counts as first dc). Then 11 x dc in MR. Join with a ss to top of beg Ch3. FO. [12dc]


Round 1

Round 2:   Join Colour B into the top of any dc. Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Then in the same st 1dc, then 2dc in each st around. Join with a ss to top of beg Ch3. FO. [24dc]


Round 2

Round 3:   Join Colour C in any space between 2 dc. Ch 3 (counts as first dc). In the same space 1dc, Ch1. Sk next 2dc, *(2dc in same sp, Ch1, sk next 2dc). Repeat from * 11 times. Join with a ss to top of beg Ch3. FO. [24dc, 12 x ch1 sp]


Round 3

Round 4:   Join Colour D in any Ch1 space.  Ch 4 (counts as first dc & Ch1). In the same space 1dc, Ch1. Working only in each Ch1 in the round *(Dc, ch1, dc, Ch1). Repeat from * 11 times. Join with a ss to the 3rd ch of beg Ch4. FO. [24dc, 24 x Ch1 sp]


Round 4

Round 5:   Join Colour A in a 'V' ch1 space.  Ch3 (counts as first dc). In the same space 1dc, dc in top of next dc, dc in next Ch1 sp, dc in top of next dc. *( 2dc in the Ch1 'V', dc in top of next dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc in top of next dc). Repeat from * 11 times. Join with a ss to top of beg Ch3. FO. [60 dc]


Round 6:   Join Colour B in between any 2 dc. Ch 6 (the 1st ch counts as a sc), sk 5dc, then sc between the 5th dc and the next dc. *(Ch 5, sk 5dc, sc in between the 5th dc and the next dc). Repeat from * 11 times. Join with a ss to 1st ch in the initial 6ch. FO. [12 sc, 60ch]


Round 6 close up

Round 6 not close up

Round 7:   Join Colour E in any Ch 5 space. Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc x 6 in the Ch5 space. Sk sc of previous row. *(Sc x 6 in next Ch 5 space, sk next sc of previous row.) Repeat from * 11 times. Join with a ss to 1st sc. FO. [72sc]



Round 7

Round 8:   Join Colour F to the 3rd sc of the 6sc's that you crocheted over the Ch 5 spaces. Ch 1(does not count as a stitch). Sc in same st, Ch 6, sk 5 st, *(sc in 6th st, Ch 6, sk 5 st). Repeat from * 11 times. Join with a ss to the 1st sc. FO. [72 ch, 12 sc]



Round 8

Round 9:   Join Colour C in any Ch 6 space. Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). Sc x 7 in the Ch 6 space, *( sc in the sc of the previous row, sc x 7 in the Ch 6 sp). Repeat from * 11 more times. Join with a ss to the 1st sc. FO. [96 sc]


Round 10:  Join Colour D to any sc stitch which is above a sc stitch from Round 8 (see photo below for clarification). Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). Starting from that first st: *(sc, sc, hdc, dc, tr, Ch3, then ss in the 1st ch, tr, dc, hdc). Repeat from * 12 times. Join with a ss to the 1st sc. FO. [96st, 12 x 3ch 'peaks']


Round 10
Round 11:  Join Colour E to the Ch3 'peak' bit of any triangle from Round 10. Ch 1(does not count as a stitch). Sc in same st, Ch 10, sk to the next Ch3 'peak', *(sc in Ch3 'peak', Ch 10, sk to the next Ch3 'p). Repeat from * 11 times. Join with a ss to the 1st sc. FO. [120 ch, 12 sc]



Round 11
Round 12:   Join Colour B to any crochet stitch. Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), then sc in the same stitch. SC x 11 in each Ch 10 sp and sc x 1 in each sc of the previous row around to the end. Join with a SS to the beginning SC. FO. [144sc]

Round 13:   Join Colour A to any single crochet stitch which is right above a Ch3 'peak' from Round 10.  Ch3 (counts as first dc), then dc in the same stitch. In each stitch across Dc x 11, *(2dc in next stitch, 11 x dc). Repeat from * 11 times. Join with a ss to the top of beg Ch 3. FO. [156 dc]



Round 13

Round 14:   In between the last dc of Round 12 and the beg Ch3 on R12, join Colour D, Ch 3, then dc in same space. Then *(sk 2 dc, 2 x dc in between next 2 dc). Repeat for the rest of the round. Join with a sl st to beginning Ch 3. FO. [156 dc]



Round 15:  With this last round we are simply going to slip stitch around.

To start insert hook into any dc, yarn over, pull through to the front, insert hook into next dc, pull through to the front, then slip through the loop leaving one loop on the hook. Continue to slip stitch all the way around in each dc of the previous round.

Follow the photo instructions below.


Insert hook into any dc...


Pull through a loop...


Insert hook into next dc, yarn over and pull through the loop...


Then slip through the previous loop on the hook.


This is what it looks like after 6 stitches.


This is what those 6 slip stitches look like from the back of the work.



Round 15 finished.

If you didn't sew in your thread ends as you finished each row, do so now.

And if you want to add beads, grab needle and thread and sew them on.

I used 12 beads and matched them roughly in line with the peaks of those rays from Round 10.


The next step is to block your work.


Your piece may look a little wibbly- wobbly, but this is easily fixed with a light blocking. I simply pin out the mandala on a piece of foam, then lightly spray with water and leave to dry.

This is sufficient as I use my mandalas ALOT! Especially on the dining table where they may get dirty.  So they get washed frequently. And if you use spray starch, you will need to restarch after every wash.

Here's a classic example of how I usually have an assortment of mandalas on my dining table. 



 
 Meet Violet...


After I took this photo, Violet pee'd AND crapped on one of my cotton mandalas. I was able to pop it in a laundry bag and into the washing machine on a gentle cycle. The mandala, not the guinea pig. Because we don't put our guinea pigs in the washing machine, do we boys & girls?

Did you make one? Good for you! I'd love to see it! Post your makes to my Spacey Facey page, or tag me on Instabrag!

And stay tuned because I have several more mandala patterns on the cook, so I look forward to posting those over the coming months.

xox
Louise


The Red Haired Amazona

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Winterlude Keyhole Scarflet- a free tutorial

Last October my BBB (best bloggy buddy) Vicki from Off The Hook in the UK sent me a lovely skein of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino.

She had dyed it herself in these beautiful Autumnal colours of greens, rusty oranges, blues.
You can view the process on her blog post here.
She created one skein for herself as well and set a challenge for us to each create a new thing from our 100gm skein.

 
And she gave us 1 week to do it. HA!
Now I know I'm awesome, but even I know my limitations. So I asked if maybe we could give ourselves 1 month instead. So we agreed on a 1 month time limit to create something each and share the pattern with you.
So now nearly 4 months later, we've finally finished!!

Vicki has designed some super warm mitts for you to try. You can find her free pattern on her blog here.

And I have designed a cosy scarflet.



I've actually written the pattern for a Scarflet using the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino with a 4.5mm hook AND for a Scarflet using a super chunky yarn with an 8mm hook.


The Scarflets are basically the same but with enough differences for me to give you 2 tutorials.
FREE! 
As with many of my patterns, if you would like a printable PDF, you can purchase a digital download from my Etsy, or Ravelry or LoveCrochet Stores for the super low price of US$1. Admin costs baby!!
There are two versions. I first created a delicious scarflet using the Debbie Bliss cashmerino which I've named 'Winterlude' Keyhole Scarf: Light & Warm.

The second version uses a thick chunky acrylic which I've named 'Winterlude Keyhole Scarf: Thick & Cosy

For 'Winterlude' Keyhole Scarf: Light & Warm:

Grab yer stuff:
  • 100gm of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. For substitute yarns, visit www.yarnsub.com
  • 4.5mm Crochet Hook
  • 2 faux fur or home made pompoms
  • darning needle & thread.

Abbreviations:  (US crochet terms used)

  • Beg: beginning
  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sk: skip
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • St: stitch
 
The beginning ‘increase rows’ require you to crochet in the 1st and last single SC stitches of the previous row, but in the middle of the rows, only work SC in the Chain 1 spaces. This creates the Moss Stitch effect.

Once the increase rows are complete and you are working on the body of the Scarflet, no crochet stitches are worked in the top of SC stitches of the previous rows. Only in the Ch1 and Ch2 spaces.

Chain 6.


Increase Rows.


Row 1:  SC in 2nd ch from the hook. Sc in remaining 4 chains across. Ch1, turn. [5sc]


Rw2:      SC in 1st st, ch1, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch, Ch1, skip next stitch, sc in last stitch. Ch1, turn.  [3sc, 2 x Ch1 spaces]


Rw3:      SC in 1st st, *(ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 2 times. Ch 1, sc in last st. Ch1, turn.  [4sc, 3 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw4:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 3 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [5sc, 4 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw5:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 4 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [6sc, 5 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw6:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 5 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [7sc, 6 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw7:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 6 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [8sc, 7 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw8:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 7 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row . Ch1, turn. [9sc, 8 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw9:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 8 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [10sc, 9 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw10:    SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 9 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [11sc, 10 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw11:    SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 10 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [12sc, 11 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw12:    SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 11 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [13sc, 12 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw13:    SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 12 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [14sc, 13 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw14:    SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 13 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [15sc, 14 x Ch1 spaces]
Rw15:    SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 14 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [16sc, 15 x Ch1 spaces]
The Main Body
*Handy tip: to keep track of rows, it is handy to place a stitch marker every 10 rows.  I also place a stitch marker at the end of the first of the ‘non increase rows’.
Please note the small change in Row 16 below (in bold).
Rw16:    SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 15 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch2, turn. [17sc, 16 x Ch1 spaces]


So work your first single crochet stitch into the first Ch1 space where the pin is!
For now until the end of the pattern, the Ch2 of the previous row will now count as the 1st stitch. You will crochet your first single crochet into the next available Ch1 space, which will be after the last single crochet stitch of the previous row.
Rw17:    Skip the 1st st, SC in the next Ch1 sp. *(Ch1, SC in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 15 times. Ch1, sc in the top of the last stitch of the previous row. Ch2, turn.

For now until the end of the pattern, the Ch2 of the previous row will also count as the last stitch. You will crochet your last single crochet into the last Ch2 space, before you are then instructed to “Ch2, turn”.
Rw18:    SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 16 times. Ch1, sc in last Ch2 sp. Ch2, turn. [17sc, 8 x Ch1 spaces]
This is what your scarflet should look like after Row 19.

Repeat Row 18 for 123 more rows. You may choose to crochet more or less if you want, but this is where we work the ‘keyhole’ and the last row must be an ‘odd’ numbered row.
The Keyhole
Rw142:Skip the 1st stitch, then *(Sc in next Ch1 sp, Ch1, skip next SC). Repeats from * 7 times. Sc in next Ch1 space, Ch2, turn. [8sc, 7 x Ch1 sp]
Rw143: Sk 1st stitch, *( Sc in next Ch 1 sp, Ch1, skip next sc). Repeat from * 7 times. Sc in last Ch2 space. Ch 2, turn. [8sc, 7 x Ch1 sp]. (Do not Ch2 at the end of Row 158).
Repeat Row 143 x 15, ending with Row 158. In the last row, DO NOT CH2. Finish off.
Now you have finished one half of ‘the split’, let’s work on the other half!
Join the yarn at the unworked end of Row 141 (which will be the beginning of this section of Row 142).
Repeat Row 142.

Repeat Row 143 x 15, ending with Row 158. Do not finish off this time. End Row 158 WITH the ‘Ch2, turn’.
Rw159: Skip 1st stitch and SC in the next Ch1 sp. *(Ch1, sc in the next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 8 times. Ch1, then join with an Sc in the next Ch2 sp other side of the split. *(Ch1, sc in the next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 6 times. Ch1, sc in the top of the last sc of the previous row. Ch2, turn.

In Row 159: don't you love it when both sides come together?

Rw160: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 16 times. Ch1, sc in last Ch2 sp. Ch2, turn. [17sc, 8 x Ch1 spaces]
Repeat Row 160 x 4. At the end of Rw 164, DO NOT CH2. Only Ch1, then turn.
The Decrease Rows
Rw165: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 15 times. Ch1, turn. [16sc]

Rw166: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 14 times. Ch1, turn. [15sc]
Rw167: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 13 times. Ch1, turn. [14sc]
Rw168: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 12 times. Ch1, turn. [13sc]
Rw169: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 11 times. Ch1, turn. [12sc]
Rw170: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 10 times. Ch1, turn. [11sc]
Rw171: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 9 times. Ch1, turn. [10sc]
Rw172: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 8 times. Ch1, turn. [9sc]
Rw173: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 7 times. Ch1, turn. [8sc]
Rw174: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 6 times. Ch1, turn. [7sc]
Rw175: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 5 times. Ch1, turn. [6sc]
Rw176: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 4 times. Ch1, turn. [5sc]
Rw177: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 3 times. Ch1, turn. [4sc]
Rw178: SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 2 times.  Finish off! [3sc]

All the wonderful decreases!
Finish Off. Sew in all thread ends.
Grab those two gorgeous fluffy pom poms, and sew one securely onto each end of the scarflet.

Winterlude Keyhole Scarflet: Thick & Cosy

I have used a delicious chunky yarn available in Australia called Moda Vera 'Shiver'. But if you can't get anything like that, type that name into the Yarn Substitute website www.yarnsub.com and it will give you a list of compatible yarns from around the world!

Grab yer stuff:

200gm Chunky Yarn

8mm crochet hook

2 faux fur pompoms

needle & thread



As with the previous pattern, the beginning ‘increase rows’ require you to crochet in the 1st and last single SC stitches of the previous row, but in the middle of the rows, only work SC in the Chain 1 spaces. This creates the Moss Stitch effect.

Once the increase rows are complete and you are working on the body of the Scarflet, no crochet stitches are worked in the top of SC stitches of the previous rows. Only in the Ch1 and Ch2 spaces.

Chain 4

Increase Rows:

Row 1:  SC in 2nd ch from the hook. Ch1, sc in next ch, ch1, sc in last ch. Ch1, turn. [3sc, 2 x Ch1 spaces]



Rw2:      SC in 1st st, ch1, sc in next Ch1 space (immediately after st from previous row), Ch1, sk next st, sc in next Ch1 sp of previous row. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [4sc, 3 x Ch1 spaces]



Rw3:      SC in 1st st, ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp, Ch1, sk next st, sc in next Ch1 sp, Ch1, sk st, sc in next Ch1 sp, Ch 1, sc in last st. Ch1, turn.  [5sc, 4 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw4:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 4 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [6sc, 5 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw5:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 5 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [7sc, 6 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw6:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 6 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch1, turn. [8sc, 7 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw7:      SC in 1st st, Ch1, *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 space) . Repeat from * 7 times. Ch1, sc in last st of previous row. Ch2, turn. [9sc, 8 x Ch1 spaces]

Main body

*Handy tip: to keep track of rows, it is handy to place a stitch marker every 10 rows.  I also place a stitch marker at the end of the first of the ‘non increase rows’.

For now until the end of the pattern, the Ch2 of the previous row will now count as the 1st stitch. You will crochet your first single crochet into the next available Ch1 space, which will be after a single crochet stitch.

Rw8:      SC in the 1st Ch1 space of the previous row.  *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 7 times. Ch1, sc in top of last sc of previous row. Ch2, turn. [9sc, 8 x Ch1 spaces]

For now until the end of the pattern, the Ch2 of the previous row will also count as the last stitch. You will crochet your last single crochet into the last Ch2 space, before you are then instructed to “Ch2, turn”.

Rw9:      SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 7 times. Ch1, sc in last Ch2 sp. Ch2, turn. [9sc, 8 x Ch1 spaces]

Repeat Row 9 x 59 times.

The Keyhole

Rw69:    SC in next Ch1 sp. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 3 times. Ch2, turn. [4 sc, 3 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw70:    SC in next Ch1 sp. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 2 times. Ch1, sc in last Ch2 sp. Ch2, turn. (Do not Ch2 at the end of Row 78).

Repeat Row 70 x 8. At the end of Row 78, finish off.

Now you have finished one half of ‘the split’, let’s work on the other half!

Join the yarn at the unworked end of Row 68 (which will be the beginning of this section of Row 69).

Repeat Row 69.

Repeat Row 70 x 9. Do not finish off this time. End Row 78 WITH the ‘Ch2, turn’.

Rw79:    SC in the next Ch1 sp. *(Ch1, sc in the next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 2 times. Ch1, then join with an Sc in the next Ch2 sp other side of the split. *(Ch1, sc in the next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 3 times. Ch1, sc in the top of the last sc of the previous row. Ch2, turn.


Rw80:    SC in the next Ch1 sp. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 6 times including across the Ch1 sp bridging across the split. Ch1, sc in last Ch2 sp. Ch2, turn.

Rw81:    SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 6 times. Ch1, sc in last Ch2 sp. Ch2, turn. [8sc, 7 x Ch1 spaces]

The Decrease Rows

Rw82:    SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 6 times. Ch1, turn. [7sc, 6 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw83:    SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 5 times. Ch1, turn. [6sc, 5 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw84:    SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 4 times. Ch1, turn. [5sc, 4 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw85:    SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 3 times. Ch1, turn. [4sc, 3 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw86:    SC in the 1st Ch1 space. *(Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp). Repeat from * 2 times. Ch1, turn. [3sc, 2 x Ch1 spaces]

Rw87:    SC in the 1st Ch1 space.  Ch1, sc in next Ch1 sp. Ch1, turn. [2sc, 1 x Ch1 spaces]

Finish Off. Sew in all thread ends.
Grab those two gorgeous fluffy pom poms, and sew one securely onto each end of the scarflet.



And you're done!




How did you go? Feeling much warmer now, aren't you?

I'm super snug and cosy!  In fact I'm absolutely sweltering. Do you want to know why?

Because right now, here in Kangarooland it's summer.

And on the day I took these photos, it was 37c outside. That's 99F!!!! F for certain words you use when you're wearing a winter scarf in the middle of summer!!!

I took these inside the house with no less than:

one dodgy airconditioner
two standing fans
and
three big boxy coolers

My house sounded like one of those wind tunnels they test race cars in.

So I am REALLY looking forward to winter this year when I can snuggle one of these scarflets around my neck!

Show me your makes!  Pop on over to my Spacey Facey page, or tag me on Instabrag.



xox

Louise

The Red Haired Amazona