Thursday, 26 September 2013

A Crochet Scarf For A Girl Who Is Six


This whole thing started on holiday in France when my niece, Alicia, was watching me crochet squares for my blanket. She started playing around with them, arranging them into patterns and rows, and then said "Auntie Gilly, could you make me a scarf like this for my birthday?" I couldn't really say no, nor did I want to. Alicia wanted pink, purple and yellow one day, pink and purple the next, purple and red the day after that. 

I made eleven squares and crocheted them together adding a border of treble stitch clusters, then a row of double crochet in pink. It's the same pattern I'm using for my blanket, a circle within a square motif*, and I just used what I had left in my stash of cashmerino yarn. You may notice that the cream border is a paler colour than the cream in the squares, despite being made from exactly the same brand and colour of yarn. There's a lesson in batch numbers there! But it doesn't really matter and I like the resulting colour combination very much. I think it's girly enough to make a six year old happy but the bold floral shape and splashes of red stop it becoming too sickly sweet. I'd love to make one with yellow and green centres, like a daisy chain. Wouldn't that be pretty? 

Happy birthday Alicia. 




*It's the Double Bed or Sofa Blanket pattern from Susan Pinner's Granny Sqaures.

35 comments:

Chrissie said...

It's a beauty, Gillian! You are a clever auntie! Chrissie x

Jenn M said...

Pretty! She already has great fashion sense!

Jenn @ JennsCraftyWorld

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

This one is super Lovely,
and Yay! from me for the Daisy one next!!!
bestest
Daisy j x

Deborah Hamilton said...

It's beautiful, and perfect for a little girl.

amanda peters said...

The scarf looks really good, and I like your photograph of your work,going to get some wool at Yardale this weekend to make a new scarf for winter.

Юлия said...

Very cute!

Penny said...

What a lovely auntie you are, I am sure she will cherish this for many years to come...who grows out of granny squares? :o) x Penny

Heldasland said...

Lovely aunt, I have been making the same granny square as you , but I 'm not as kind as you it's a wrap all for me. It is very pretty,

Jen Walshaw said...

It is beautiful and what a lovely gift, but more than that what a lovely neice to want something you had made

rachel said...

Lucky girl! Its beautiful xx

mylittlecorner said...

Lovely ... I am sure she is very happy ...

Jo said...

It's perfect for A Girl Who Is Six, such pretty colours.

Jennifer said...

It's very pretty and I am sure she will be very happy with it. :)

sustainablemum said...

It's gorgeous hope she loves it!

Kimberly said...

What a great crochet pattern! Very pretty! Absolutely love the addition of red and purple - it gives it just the right amount of interest. :)

Always,
Kimberly

Jo said...

I love the look of it when it is hanging up and you can see the light through those little holes. I love the phrase weekending, your weekends are very much mirroring mine at the moment. Only 2 more buckets - yes I said buckets - of apples to go! Jo x

Col | Hello Olive said...

It's fab! She's going to be very happy :-) x

Colette said...

It's adorable, she's going to love it!

Helen - sittinginthekitchensink said...

What a lucky girl - a bespoke scarf from her clever Auntie! Love her colour choices - your idea of the green and yellow sounds lovely too. x

love those cupcakes said...

How lovely that your niece wanted you to make her a scarf and how lovely that you did.

CJ said...

Lucky girl, it's lovely, clever you. It's a shame boys don't like such things. Sigh.

Julia said...

Gillian, it's so lovely! I love the color combination. Your niece is going to love it!

emma said...

Oh you are the bestest auntie! and yes, the daisy chain idea sounds beautiful!

A little bit Country said...

What a lucky girl to have a clever aunty like you! xo

Grayseasailor said...

My 5 year old Grand just came by the laptop screen, saw the scarf and said, "Oh! It is beautiful!"
My thought, exactly, Gillian :) I love your color combination.
Gracie xx

Tammy Chrzan said...

I absolutely adore that scarf!! When I first read that it was for a little girl, I thought to myself "That's perfect for any woman too!!" It's lovely!
Have a great weekend,
Tammy

DreamBig LiveFull said...

Beautiful!! What a lucky little girl!

Jacqui Galloway said...

What a lovely present. Jacqui x

mags said...

Clever you! This is a super scarf, does that make you a designer! Xx

Julie said...

That's so gorgeous I want one for myself! I'll be keeping a closer eye on those batch numbers in future - I never realised there could be so much difference. x

Ladybird Diaries said...

Oh it's lovely!
Marianne x

the linen cloud said...

Just lovely ... it will be cherished I think ... Bee xx

my little red suitcase said...

it's very sweet, love the raspberries and cream colour, it would make a nice cushion too! Heather x

Sol said...

that's lovely. You will have to post what she says when she gets it!

Amy at love made my home said...

You are a lovely aunty. The different colours are because it is a border - surely!! I am sure that your gift will be much loved and appreciated.