12 August 2012

It's a Pencil, It's a Scarf...

I saw a scarf made from this pattern a looong time ago and it just made it to the top of the list for a quick crochet fix. I ended up winging it and not following the pattern. I wish that all patterns would tell you it the chain 3 did or did not count as first dc. I also made the "eraser" and the "metal band" different widths too. Overall, I'm pleased with how it turned out.

It's great here today. The weather is a bit cooler and we actually turned off the a/c and opened the windows and doors. The garden didn't do too well this year because of the heat. DH watered the heck out of it but it still seemed to "cook" most of the garden. I'm still getting some tomatoes but that's about all.

I've been delaying starting my wearable project. For one thing, I didn't realize how much yarn that a sweater took. I then started looking at vests and that's where I'm at now. I'll figure something out very soon.

Take care y'all...



  1. Hi Sharon - your scarf is really cute. I'm sure you will be getting lots of compliments when you wear it. :)

  2. Hey Sharon! In general I think a lot of crochet pattern designers assume that it's understood. The ch2 or ch3 at the beginning of the row counts as the first stitch unless specified otherwise. The ch1 when doing a sc does not.

    A great solution I've seen to that bump you (we) always get at the beginning of a row of dc is to ch1 instead of 3 and do your first stitch in the first stitch instead of the second.

    The scarf came out great!

    1. Thanks Laurie. Hopefully some of the beautiful patterns out there written by bloggers follow that rule.

  3. Thanks Debi. I think I'm going to give this to my friend's granddaughter. Might be a tad bit too youngish for me.;)


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