Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 161 and Washington

These need to come back into fashion. I always see the gentlemen wearing these in 18th century oil paintings but in brighter colors and bigger ruffles they really become a ladies ascot.

This couldn't have been easier. With bulky yarn and a size M hook, I started with 20 double crochet stitches on the first row. Decreased for every stitch down to 10. On the third row I decreased again. Crochet even until it's just barely long enough to tie into an overhand knot around the wearer's neck and increase by double crocheting twice in each stitch for two rows and doing one row even for length. I know it's just a recipe, but I feel confident that even a beginner can follow this very very basic layout.


  1. One of my jobs as a teen was at a grocery store and we had to wear ascots like these as part of our uniform. Did I mention that already on another post? I just got deja vu. ; )


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