Well, I'm back home and out of the land of sunshine. I do have to admit that we had a lot of rain while I was in Florida but the last 10 days or so were beautiful. My sisters are healthy and look wonderful, just like always. My mother and I spent several hours crocheting and talking and laughing. And the Scattergories game got used over and over. It was a great vacation and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Hopefully, I can do it again next summer.
Here's a quick and simple pattern for you to start using since the cold weather will be here sooner than we expect. A scarf using clusters and double crochets that works up fast and looks great!
- size H crochet hook
- Deborah Norville Serenity Garden yarn; color - Gems
- tapestry/embroidery needle for weaving in the ends
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Special Stitches: *Cluster
*YO, insert hook into stitch indicated, YO and draw up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops*; repeat from * to * 2 more times. You will have 4 loops on your hook, YO and pull through all 4 loops.
Feel free to use any yarn or color you wish. The weight of this yarn is a 2 if you want to use a different brand. It will still work up great and will definitely hold warmth.
Row 1: HDC in second chain from hook and in each stitch across. Chain 4 and turn. (ch 4 counts as 1DC + ch1 here and throughout)
Row 2: *Skip next stitch, cluster in next, ch 1, skip next stitch, DC in next stitch, ch 1. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3: HDC in same stitch and in each stitch across. Ch 4 and turn.
Rows 4-?: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until scarf reaches desired length. End with Row 3.
Tie off and weave in ends.
Enjoy the remaining warm weather and start working on cold weather projects. Search your area and see if there is a need you can fill with your passion for crochet. Many homeless shelters are filled to overflowing and your craft could bring hope to a soul that needs to know someone really does care.
Peace and blessings,