CroCreations Infinity Scarf Pattern

I was searching around the interwebs this past week for another scarf pattern that would be perfect for some chunky yarn I have that I bought at a yarn show by James C Brett. I very much wish I had bought more but I only ended up getting a skein of his MC28 color:

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The pattern I ended up using was a variation of Caron.com’s Bellflower Infinity Scarf┬áby CroCreations. See the sample photo:

CroCreations Infinity Scarf

The only modification I made to the CroCreations version of this pattern was I added an extra set of Shells so it was a bit wider:

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CroCreations Scarf

I love the color blending and it seems to change equally between rows too which is really neat. I will post more photos once its longer!

Wishing all the Dads out there including mine a Happy Father’s Day!!

5/18/2013 – UPDATE

It is finished, here is a photo of the completed infinity scarf!

Finished CroCreations Scarf

Finished CroCreations Scarf

Recent Pattern Finds

I have been working on 3 new patterns I have found over the last week or so and wanted to share them.

Pattern 1 – Aquatic Blossom Infinity Scarf

The first is a pattern for an infinity scarf using a pattern called Aquatic Blossom and I followed this great tutorial on Crochet Geek.

The video was helpful, since I am mostly a visual learner I find that pairing written instructions with a quick help video to be the best way I learn new patterns. Here is the video if you are interested!

Here is a photo of my work so far, I have 2 rounds done and moving onto the 3rd, my blossoms seem to be a bit lopsided but I really like how its turning out either way!

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Aquatic Blossom

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Aquatic Blossom

Update 6/30/13:

Here is some photos of the completed scarf:

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Aquatic Blossom Scarf Finished

 

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Aquatic Blossom Scarf Finished 2

Pattern 2 – Crocodile Stitch

The second pattern uses a type of stitch that is being used for a pair of slippers I am making from a pattern I bought by Bonita Patterns, I just had to make a pair for myself and then I will make a few for the shop. The crocodile stitch that is used for the top of the slippers was a bit challenging to pick up at first so I searched out a basic video tutorial for that stitch. There are a few tutorials for this stitch out there but I found this one the most helpful by The Crochet Crowd. I enjoy his tutorials a bunch as he is very witty and makes fun jokes during his tutorials.

Here is a shot of one of the tops with the mini crocodile stitches that I made so far and of the slippers in the works.

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Slippers

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Slippers

Pattern 3 – Spring Petals

I found this pattern on Ravelry called Spring Petals and knew it would be the perfect pattern for a skein of the yarn I bought from a family friend who runs a yarn making shop called Western Sky Knits.

I think it turned out really great and will be available in my shop shortly!

SpringPetals

SpringPetals

Ok that is what I have for this week!

Afghan Stitch Scarf

I was watching a video about how to do an Afghan Stitch and thought I could make a skinny scarf with the pattern using only 10 stitches across.

Here is the video:

Here is a photo of my scarf so far:

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I am really liking the texture this pattern makes, will probably add some fringe to the ends once its done too!

Recent Fun Finds

I stumbled on this great tutorial for a Catherine Wheel stitch yesterday:

So I decided to try it on a hat:

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I made 2 more squares for my blanket too, so not real huge leap forward there yet but more yarn arrived today for that project so thats great!

Another cool tutorial about crochet cats!

Diamond Hats Pattern

One of the first patterns I fell in love with is this awesome diamond pattern. At first it was rather daunting to try and figure out how in the world this thing comes together, but once I got the hang of it I cranked out a whole bunch of them.

Here are a few that I started out with first:

Diamond Hat Single Color

Berry

Diamond Hat Single Color

Medium Blue

Diamond Hat Single Color

Leaf Green

I learned this pattern from a great tutorial I found here: Hodge Podge Crochet

I then played around with adding different colors:

Diamond Hat Triple Color

Diamond Hat Triple Color

I couldn’t stop there so I played around more with some different ways to do different colors too:

Diamond Hat Duo Color

Diamond Hat Duo Color

Diamond Hat Peacock Overlay

Diamond Hat Peacock Overlay

Diamond Hat Overlay

Diamond Hat Overlay

Diamond Hat Striped

Diamond Hat Striped

Diamond Hat Chunky Duo Color

Diamond Hat Chunky Duo Color

I love this pattern it is so versatile so I will be continuing to experiment with this pattern and post up more as I finish them. Hope you like them!