My friend posted some beautiful crochet neck wear yesterday morning on pinterest and asked if we could have a go making something like them. I'm on school holidays at the morning so my days are pretty much going to be filled with cuddling cocker spaniels and crocheting so I thought why not!
Here's what I came up with after a few hours of playing
I had a nice little bundle of twists, leaves. these were quite easy to make, the twists are just a length of about 30 chain stitches for foundation then the second row is three double stitches in each of the chains. the piece will naturally twist as you hook. The leaves start with a foundation chain (change the length for each one) slip stitch from the end up 10 stitch and then start tot he leaf shape, each side of the leaf is: 1sc, 2ds, 2ts in the next two stitches, 2ds 1sc turn and repeat on the other side of the chain. continue slip stitches to the top of the original chain.
and then the main scarf part. I made a chain that I could wrap around my neck twice with enough length left over, to look glam ;) 2nd row is just a case of repeating triple, chain, triple, chain all the way along the chain. this gives you a woolly ladder. then I hooked a chain in purple on a smaller hook (so it was tighter) and threaded this through the ladder.
I then made a flower added some beads some funky fibres and layered the whole lot together. The flower has a safety pin sewn to the back of it to attach to the other end of the scarf to help it stay in place.
I'm ever so happy with how this turned out although it's not a patch on the original ones for sale on etsy, they are AMAZING!!!! this one is for my friend, I'm going to make myself one in reds and blacks so I can wear it with my bloodstone outfit.