Sunday, August 7, 2011
Day 220 and Glamourpuss
AHH! So fluffy and big! And yet the actual creation is so ridiculously easy!
This was a nice easy double crochet and one chain mesh (filet). I think everyone needs one of these to feel like the fun one at the party.
Deborah Norville collection Premier yarns Serenity Chunky Sequins.... what a mouthful, geez.
Size m or n hook, which ever you feel most comfy with.
about 20 yards of 6 inch tulle ribbon (comes on a spool) for every 4 tulle rows.
What we're going to do here is make a nice basic mesh, but at each end, there will be a couple rows of single crochet which will catch loops of the tulle for a big fluffy fringe.
Abbrev: SCTul: Bring the tulle from front to back over the work, pull up a loop in the first stitch, bring the tulle forward again, yarn over and pull through both loops. If done properly, the tulle will be caught inside the single crochet with both ends at the front of the work.
Beginning row: Chain 12. Double crochet into the 5th chain from the hook. *Chain 1, skip 1 chain, DC in the next chain*3 times. 4 mesh squares made.
Tulle row: Chain 1, SCTul *SC in next stitch, SCTul in next stitch* repeat three more times. Cut the tulle at the end of the row.
Filet row following filet row: Chain 4, skip the first DC, DC into the next DC *Chain 1, DC into the next DC* 3 more times.
Filet row following tulle row: Chain 4, skip the first 2 SC *Chain 1, DC into the second SC* 3 more times.
Repeat the Tulle row and the Filet row in any combination that you wish. For the pictured scarf, I did one row filet, one row tulle, one row filet, one row tulle. Then I did filet for the bulk of the scarf and did the same sequence at the other end of the scarf. Since every row is basically compatible with every other row, you can add tulle anywhere you like. Add a few in the center of the scarf. If you have a ridiculous amount of tulle ribbon, you could do the entire length of the scarf if you wanted.