Saturday, October 30, 2010

Looks like knitting but it's NOT ...

Tunisian Crochet.

If you're a Senior crocheter like I am you know this Tunisian Crochet is based on the old Afghan Stitch. So it's not as new as it sounds. But something different is being done with it. Turning it into wearable fabric is one. And even the stitch can be altered to look different as this Tunisian Lace Scarf is ... the pattern is:

Tunisian Crochet Lace Scarf

Looks like knitted lace don't you think? Once you get the rhythm going it's relaxing to do this one needle project. It's small so you don't even need a special needle other than a crochet hook without a finger rest on it.

Tunisian Crochet Lace Scarf

Only one modification and that is one extra stitch. I chained 15 instead of 14 and put one extra plain stitch at the end so that the left side matched the right side better.
I also made this scarf long enough to wrap around my neck twice to give it more of a Cowl effect.

Came out really nice using Misti Alpaca Cotton Silk yarn. The cotton makes it soft and the silk gives it some warmth. Best of all .... the colors will go with everything!

Tunisian Crochet Lace Scarf

Now what more can you ask out of a little scarf, huh?


Anonymous said...

Scarves are AWESOME! Now I really want to get the Accessories mag. Very useful.

Shelley said...

That is a pretty scarf! And, it's an interesting stitch, too.

KellieBelle said...

I <3 tunisian! I only know a couple of stiches but it's really fun, especially colorwork with simple stitch!