Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 5 and The Screen Door

Did you ever wonder how Grandma's crocheted afghan with all the many many holes in it still managed to keep you warm? WELL! All those holes are filled with air and all that air is being held near your body. Your body makes those little pockets of air warm, so really your own body heat is keeping you warm! Isn't that interesting?

This scarf is nothing but holes. Holes in a frame. Like a screen door!

1 ball Caron Simply Soft
Size H crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Chain 31.
Row 1: Dc in 7th chain from hook. Ch 2, Dc in 3rd Chain to the end of the row.
Row 2: Ch 5, turn. Dc in next Dc. *Ch 2, Dc in next Dc to the end of the row.* Ch 2, Dc in 3rd ch. Repeat Row 2 until you have the length you want.
Do 2 rows of Sc all the way around the edge of the grid (3 sts in corner stitches) for a tidy finish.
Sew in loose ends.

I have found that I chain very loosely. I recommended a chain 5 here since that is the standard for a double crochet filet pattern (I'm sure you recognized it immediately). I have found that personally, I must only chain 4 to get the proper spacing. You know your own crochet best, so by all means, make adjustment if you need to!

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