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:

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

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  2. Pretty! She already has great fashion sense!

    Jenn @ JennsCraftyWorld

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

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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

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  7. 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,

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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

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  25. 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

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

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

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

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  29. 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.

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