Sunday, 8 November 2015

Sometimes you just don't have the time and an easy peasy scarf pattern.


I'm getting so lazy with my blogging just lately, gone are the days when I used to blog three times a week those days may come back of course but at the moment I am far too busy with my yarny pursuits.

At this time of the year there is so much need with the onset of cooler weather and so many charity organisations asking for contributions, it's times like this when I wish that I had at least four pairs of hands to that I could get more done more quickly.

Knit for Nowt is one of the charities I am crafting for at the moment it's a Charity based in Yorkshire here in the UK you can read about them here they need warm knitted items for children and adults too especially hat, scarves gloves/mittens. This year they will be holding a christmas party and would love to hand out hat, mitt/glove/scarf sets to children aged 2 to 5 years , the deadline is the end of November.



This is the first one I've made it was really quick and easy using Aran weight yarn from my stash, sometimes I can't  remember where I got the yarn but in this case each ball of yarn tells a story so I'm reflecting back to the lovely people that donated it to me while I work with it.

I can highly recommend the hat and mitten pattern, it's one of Marianna's and you can find it here.

The scarf is not knitted because it would take me too long, added to which for some strange reason knitting seems to hurt my thumb joints more than crocheting does.  Here is how I made it for those who want to make a super quick scarf, it took me 2 hours.




Age 3 to 5 years
Length approximately 4ft 2 inches
Aran or worsted weight yarn 100 grams but much less if you aren't adding pom poms mine weighed in at 20 grams each.
5.5mm hook
English Terms (US Terms below)
Using colour A
chain 144
htr in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end change to colour B with a 1ch turn
*dc in all sts to end change to colour A and 2ch turn
htr to end change to colour B and 1 ch turn
dc to end  change to colour A 2 ch turn*
work three rows htr with A (or more if you want it wider but make sure its an uneven number so that the contrasting stripes start on the same side.)
repeat from * to *
work one row htr and then ss along the length of the scarf on final row only.

Add tassels or a pompom or just leave plain.




I just love pom poms

US Terms
chain 144
hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end change to colour B with a 1ch turn
*sc in all sts to end change to colour A and 2ch turn
hdc to end change to colour B and 1 ch turn
sc to end  change to colour A 2 ch turn*
work three rows hdc with A (or more if you want it wider but make sure its an uneven number so that the contrasting stripes start on the same side.)
repeat from * to *
work one row hdc and then ss along the length of the scarf on final row only.

Add tassels or a pompom or just leave plain.


Something else I have just managed to squeeze in are these snowflakes, Clare from Summerhouse by the sea blogged about them last week. These are for the snowflake appeal you can read about it here and the deadline for these is the 16th November so not much time at all really..




I wish that I'd heard about this before but every little snowflake helps I think.

Now I'm off to start on a little girls hat, scarf and mitten set in pink of course. :) 





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14 comments:

  1. I have been crocheting snowflakes too for Homestart.I don't blog much now and only tend to post if I have done something crafty like the snowflakes.I,too, wished I had known about it earlier.I am up to 35 so far!

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    1. wow that's a lot of snowflakes they can become addictive. :)

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  2. Hello Linda, I've been missing your cheerful posts but life is very busy sometimes. Thanks for the pattern and charity links. They will be useful.

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    1. Aw thank you Una, you are very welcome. :)

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  3. A lovely set! So much easier for you to find charities wanting donations. I'm trying to find ways here that the groups I'm with can crochet for charity but mailing anything from this country is a pain and finding local organizations in need isn't easy. You would think it would be in this day and age. I had seen the snowflake appeal on IG and thought it a lovely idea.

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  4. Lovely scarf and hat set, a welcome gift this time of the year. Blogging does seem to take more of a back seat this time of the year. It's hard not to feel guilty about not blogging enough but sometimes real life gets in the way. It's lovely to hear from you whenever you can but don't feel stressed when you can't. Have a good week.

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  5. A beautiful set ! The colors are perfect !
    Love your little snowflakes !
    Have a lovely week !
    Anna

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  6. So neat! I always love your ideas!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. Great makes for very good causes! As long as you are happy I don't think that it matters how you blog - but I would hate it if you were to disappear altogether! xx

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  8. I'm glad you're not posting blogs too often Linda because then I wouldn't be able to keep up with you!! I love this set you made up, and I love pom poms too! They look so cute on the ends of the scarf like that. You sure know how to fill your spare time in charitable pursuits. Enjoy your knitty week!
    Wendy

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  9. Hi Linda,
    That is so wonderful to be making these useful items to donate to different charities! I really love those snowflakes.
    Thanks for joining and sharing your talent at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Julie xo

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  10. The hat, mits and scarf are lovely. I really like the way the scarf is made. So simple but effective.

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  11. I am so amazed how much charity work you do for your community. Your such a special person to find the time with your busy schedule to do such a wonderful thing. Everything you make, I am sure, is stitched with love.
    The snowflakes are also so pretty!
    xx

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  12. Love your Hat, Mittens & Scarf set - Linda - great colour combination - and what a great charity to donate to! x

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