Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An Infinity scarf...and a poncho?


Joining in with ChrissieNicoleTamiCrochetaddictuk and Ginny for their link-ups. 
So much inspiration out there.  Every week my "to-do" list grows!

My niece asked me to make her an infinity scarf...why have I not made these before?
So simple!!  I think it took MAYBE 2 hours.

Just simple DC, chain 1, round and round and round!


 (The only problem I had was joining my starting chain without twisting the stitches. 
I finally wrapped the starting chain around my rocking chair and joined it from there.)


The pattern for the flower was found here.   I am soo impatient with patterns!  
I got frustrated and just improvised.   


 Easy to make, easy to wear, pretty hanging on a coat hook.  
What more could I ask for?

The yarn is Red Heart Boutique in Tidal. 
 It is a surprisingly soft yarn and drapes perfectly!



I can see MANY, like way too many of these in the near future! 

Just like the book “If you give a moose a muffin“: If a crocheter makes a scarf, 
she will want a shawl to go with it and probably some wrist warmers and maybe a hat.  
Definitely a shawl!


I love the "openness" the pattern created.  
Wrapped around twice it is so thick and nice and soft and warm.  
Wrapped around once, it hangs down to my waist and I forget I even have it on.


All the sudden I have turned into a poncho wearin' person! 
I don't know when it happened, but how did I ever NOT wear them?  
My first poncho is of course inspired totally by Lucy  I always love her finished projects.  

Choosing colors and stitches completely random on mine.
I like being able to wear it on cold mornings, even though it is not anywhere near done. 
Something about slipping something handmade on, it just seems to keep you warmer.

Sideways view of the stitches...I love crochet! 


Chloe decided she liked it and asked for one.  So of course, I quit working on mine, 
 I let her pick all her favorite colors and got to work. 


I love that she loves the things I make her.  I know that wont always be the case...
but for now, I couldn't be happier!


I hope to have her's finished for their weekend visit.  






10 comments:

  1. Love the colour, happiness in a poncho!

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  2. I love them both! Great happy colors. Ponchos are such fun.

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  3. You chose such great colors for both these projects, Robbie! Love them! And thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello today. I'm glad I found your blog, too. :-)

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  4. Loved the scarf, the colours and the flower trim were stunning.

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  5. Wow your crochet is so delicate and pretty looking fab x

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  6. Your scarf is gorgeous - the yarn you have used is just perfect for that "open" pattern!

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful crochet! The scarf is GORGEOUS! The yarn is amazing - I must get me some! And ponchos...well yours just look so happy! The stripes, the colours, happy rainbows! Chrissie x

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  8. I love the open texture of the cowl. I made a scarf using that stitch and surprising it is very warm. I think your poncho will be fab. Wonderful colour choice and randomly picked??? that's great I struggle to crochet randomly .I cant wait to see the finished garment

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  9. What a sweet infinity scarf. So fluffy and cuddly! And your flower came out so well.

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