quick kerchief


This was a fun little project that took just a couple of hours to make.  I started with a basic triangle of double crochet in the Soft Violet color of Lily Sugar n’ Cream yarn, using this pattern, but I did not  make the sides, because I thought they would bother A being so thick behind her ears.  Instead, I made the triangle a couple of rows larger, and then I made chained ties on either side.  I chained 24, which is just enough to tie, but I think if I make this again, I’ll make them a little longer – maybe 34 or 36.  Instead of doing the slip-stitched edge in the pattern, I did a row of single crochet around the edge, with a finer (dk weight) pink yarn, and then I did a small scallop, which was sl in first sc, then 3sc in the next sc, around.  I left just the sc along the top edge, without the scallop, so it wouldn’t be so fussy around A’s face.  I added a small flower and leaf using dk weight yarn (a combo of Paton’s Grace and Tahki Cotton Classic) and an E hook.  Here’s the pattern for the flower and leaf:

Ch 4; join with a sl stitch to form a ring.
Ch 1; 11 sc in ring; join to first ch1 with a sl. Fasten off.
With second color, join to a sc.
Ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc, sc in the same stitch.  Sl in the next stitch.  In the next stitch, {sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc; sl in next sc} continue around until 6 petals are formed; sl into the first stitch.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sc in second ch from hook.
Hdc in next stitch.
Dc in next two stitches.
Sc in next stitch.
Sl in last stitch; fasten off and weave in ends.

Spring is still a long ways off here, but looking at A wearing this makes me feel like it really is coming!



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