Sunday, 28 August 2016

Herringbone Crochet Infinity Scarf

There's a certain joy in having a sister who spins.  A visit usually involves looking at recent skeins, fleece and rolags and if I'm lucky I get to take a little treat home with me to play with, and that's exactly what happened last time Louise and I got together.  My souvenir from this visit was a gorgeous skein of yarn in beautiful muted tones of greens and pinks which had been spun end to end and Navajo plied.

I always find coming up with a pattern for gorgeous yarn more challenging than with plain wool.  I like the pattern to take a step back so that the yarn is the star of the show, and it can take a while to find just the right stitch for the yarn.  In this case I stumbled across the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch for another project and immediately new it would be perfect to show of the lovely muted hues of Louise's skein.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet
ch: chain
hdc: herringbone half double crochet:

Step 1: Yarn over.
Step 2: Insert hook in next stitch.
Step 3: Yarn over and draw through stitch and first loop on hook.
Step 4: Yarn over, draw through remaining loops.

For video instructions of this stitch go to New Stitch A Day

Chain 15
Row 1: hdc into second chain from hook, turn
Row 2: ch 2 (forms first hdc), hdc into next stitch and continue to end of row
Row 2 forms pattern

Continue to end of Skein, slip stitch to join and sew in ends.

The Herringbone pattern is very subtle, but is a great textural stitch for showing off what is a particularly lovely yarn.  The project only uses one skein and is a quick and simple weekend project.

Happy Crocheting


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