i was following a sirdar pattern kit for a crocheted ruffly scarf, but unraveled it and decided to make a few minor changes to the pattern. i used a smaller crochet hook as well as mohair yarn from my stash. i can’t seem to leave well-enough alone sometimes…
the pattern calls for adding stitches to each row, increasing linearly on itself. the main change i made was to adjust the positioning of the treble stitches (the longer chains, below) to create a more lacy look by introducing those larger circular loops along the arc.
as i held the scarf up, the edges curled in on itself, creating an interesting wavy shape.
it reminded me of seaweed, coral reefs and anemones. actually, there have been models of coral reefs made by crocheting mathematical equations. it’s fascinating. where math and science intersect with art is a happy place for me.
if you’re similarly inclined, you’ll enjoy reading about the hyperbolic crochet coral reef project here.
as for the scarf, i am not entirely happy with the length, and i will try again adding to it. and i’m not sure that the flouncy look of it is exactly “me” but i do like the drape and lacy look of it. and the colour!
the mohair yarn helps create the delicate and fuzzy effect. mohair yarn, made from the wool of the angora goat, is lovely to work with by the way. but a total pain to unravel. it tangles within itself easily.
the series of stitches used is fairly straightforward and would be a good first project for someone who is newer to crochet.
it is a paid pattern and not available online but the pattern details can be found on my ravelry profile.
here are some free patterns i found that are similar:
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