To Infinity and Beyond

While we had the sewing machine out for the baby bedding, I figured I would work on a quick project that I have set aside since winter.

I have a handful of scarves that are an awkward length scarf-wise. I don’t get all fancy with my scarf tying, but the few ways I finagled these scarves they always looked awkward because they were too short.

So in the middle of this winter, I started using safety pins to make them infinity scarves. Doing so made them just perfect!

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Grace is an apathetic model.

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I had four scarves that I wanted to turn into infinity scarves. I just put the two ends together and sewed a straight line down the ends. It was a a little trickier than I had imagined to keep the fabric still for a straight line. I ended up having to use a lot of pins to keep them together so it wasn’t a complete zig-zag hem once I was done with it.

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So there you have it. An easy upcycle to transform normal scarves into infinity scarves. Now these four scarves that I hardly ever wore will probably see a lot more than the inside of my closet.

Have you been doing any fun projects lately? Any ways to turn around a piece of clothing that may have otherwise been dead to you?

Ruffle Crochet

While I was home for the holidays, my mom wanted me to make a specific scarf that she could wear to work. Apparently the church she works at is always cold, and she wanted something simple and warm.

So while I was introducing my brother to all the wonders of the show Castle (we watched half of the first season one night), I made this.

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I used a N crochet needle and left over yarn from a previous project.

Since I wanted to make it before I left Kansas City, I had to do something simple.

The main body is just double crochet stitches until I achieved my desired length.

To dress it up just a little I did decide to add the ruffle to the side. I am pretty impressed with myself that I made this ruffle up on the fly.

To make the ruffle: one single crochet, one double crochet, one triple crochet, one double crochet, one single crochet. Repeat to the ends.

Surprise! I then made it an infinity scarf by sewing the two ends together.

Not surprised?

Ok, I told you I had a sickness about infinity scarves this year.

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Yet Another Crochet Scarf

Are you done with these yet?

Sorry friends, this was the year that I crocheted my booty off. (I wish literally. That is my kind of exercise!)

Also, I had another post planned for today to space out the crochet madness. However, my computer is out of commission so the one I had planned did not get written as I had hoped. So this is my quick back up while I get that figured out. I sure do miss having computer engineers at hand!

I have two more scarves to show you after this one. Rest assured, my family is warm!

This one is probably my favorite new stitch. It is called the blanket stitch, and I am a rebel by doing it on a scarf.

Here is the pattern. Once you get a feel for it, it is really easy to do. It creates a really neat look, and I must say it is actually really nice on a scarf because it creates a little bulk. Take that blanket stitch!

I then used a needle to sew the ends together. (I’ve gotten really good at this.)

I realize now that I may have gotten the infinity fever and gone a little overboard. However, my mom requested another one, so I guess I did something right!

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a close up

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Doesn’t it look pretty?

 Hope you all have a great day!

Crochet Infinity Scarf: Back Post Stitch

As promised, here is the scarf that matches the boot cuffs I showed on Sunday.

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I did this more than 6 months ago, so I don’t have specifics of how many stitches it took and the like.

I do know that I learned how to do the back post stitch! A friend of mine showed it to me, but here is a pretty good video of how to do it.

The only thing I did different is that I did not do a regular double crochet stitch in between each back post. So every stitch across the row was a back post double crochet.

I really like the ripple effect that it gives.

Then I used a needle to sew the two ends together so it became an infinity scarf.

Fairly easy, and it was super warm too because the back post makes it pretty thick.

I am not sure how this stitch would look on a blanket, but on scarves and hats it looks great!