Friday, 9 November 2012

My Rainy Day Scarf


Well hello! I have a little project to show you today - a very colourful crocheted granny square scarf.

This project was born of my need (and yes it was a need!) for a really super-bright scarf to wear with my black raincoat, bought on a cold and wet day in July in the summer sales. It was supposed to be ready for autumn as it's not really a snuggly cold weather scarf, but I don't appear to crochet fast enough. I chose cotton yarn (so that you don't get that wet wool smell) and made it very long. I really like crocheting in a limited colour palate - I think it shows off the simplicity of the stitches better. This scarf is made up of black, white, grey and hot pink yarn. The pink looks salmon in some shots and orange in others (I blame that November light, not my lack of photography skills), but trust me, it is the most glorious hot, hot pink.

This is my second foray into the world of crocheted scarves, inspired by this one I mad over the summer for a friend. I changed a few details - I added another square and gave the whole scarf a border, and sewed on a fringe instead of tassels - so much quicker and easier! I am converted. I see many more fringed scarves in my future...

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For anyone interested, I used Arnell Cotton yarn and a number 3 hook. I made 13 squares (each square was 8 rounds) and sewed them together, then added a border in triple stitch, then fringe at the bottom of each chain stitch.

29 comments:

Anna @ green tea n toast said...

LOVE this. I am such a sucker for big scarves and absolutely hate my neck being cold. This one looks fab. x

Morten and Me said...

I absolutely love the colours. Think I might need a project like this.... Xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Matches perfectly! Have a great weekend! :)

Jen Walshaw said...

That is lovely. You are very clever

emma said...

Perfect for this chilly autumn weather! Gillian, you are clever! Is Angus better? x

Julia said...

So gorgeous and I love the hot pink with the black! This scarf is sure to brighten up a cold, rainy day! Have a great weekend!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Ooer missus ... they'll see you coming in that these dark mornings! Love it Gillian ... it's stylish and fun!

sustainablemum said...

That is a cheery scarf for this dull weather we are having at the moment. I hope it gets lots of wear and keeps you warm.

June said...

Oh, how I wish I could crochet! Love the scarf and the colours.
Have a great weekend.
June

Suzie Williams said...

That's a beautiful scarf - crocheting looks terribly complicated though, you're v clever!

Col | Hello Olive said...

Your scarf is gorgeous! Such pretty colours too. x

Cheryl said...

Pretty, pretty scarf. Loving the colours, they make quite a wow against your black coat - brilliant you. xx

Reginas Cottage said...

lovely scarf and wonderful colours,perfect for this weather.
have a great weekend,
love regina

Andrea @ little buckles said...

Ooh lovely! I made one last year. Bright and cheery! Love the colours and tassles. Splendid!

Squiggling About said...

Your scarf looks great, nice colours choice too sarah x

mags said...

Your crochet is lovely. You must be really pleased, I would be. Might have a go at one of these myself.

Kate B said...

Gillian! Is there no end to your talents? I LOVE this - Missoni eat your heart out.... Just gorgeous :-) Kate x

Trudy said...

Perfect rainy day scarf : -)

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

Your scarf is absolutely beautiful! I agree - limiting the colour palette is very effective indeed. I always end up using too many colours somehow - must try to be more disciplined! I love the fringe finish too - works so well with the mixed colours from the scarf all together. It's a perfect accessory for your raincoat too - very stylish as well as cosy! E x

Julie said...

The scarf is gorgeous and I love the colour combination! When you said you'd made a granny square scarf, I thought it was the Mollie Makes one but this is much much nicer.

Caroline South said...

It's brilliant Gillian, I love the colours. x

thelinencloud said...

Very pretty ... just right for the dreary winter days ... cheerful and bright ... love the colours ... Bee xx

galant said...

I never thought I'd live to see the day when crochet, yes crochet, was fashionable! This is gor-geous!!!
Margaret P

Sopa Azul said...

I love the color combination that you have used. Very elegant.

Karen said...

Wow that's amazing, love your colours xxx

Tammy Chrzan said...

Your rainy day scarf is gorgeous!

Gillian said...

Thank you all, so much - I did enjoy reading your comments! :-) xx

Jenny said...

I love this scarf. The colors are perfect together. I've just started making granny squares again after 30 years of not remembering that I knew how. A friend re-taught me so I'm back in grannyville. You've inspired me to make a scarf as my next project. I may steal your color scheme.

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