Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Georgie Girl Scarf Recipe

It's a bit slow coming, but here 'tis, the recipe for my Georgie Girl scarf.

I used:
8 ply yarn
5mm crochet hook

Make 29 chain.
1 dc into fourth chain (1 chain on your needle plus the 2 you have just done become part of your next row.)
1 dc into the next 4 chain.
3 dc into the next 1 chain (to create '^')
6 dc into the next 6 chain
skip 2 chain (to create 'v')
6 dc into the next 6 chain
3 dc into the next 1 chain
6 dc into the next 6 chain
chain 2, turn*
miss that chain right there at the 2 chain where you turned.
6 dc into the next 6 chain (or tops of the previous dc's - not sure what they are called, so I have called them chain. You need to go through the front and the back of the stitch so the work remains even and doesn't stretch)
3 dc into the next 1 chain
6 dc into the next 6 chain
skip 2 chain
6 dc into the next 6 chain
3 dc into the next 1 chain
6 dc into the next 6 chain
chain 2, turn**

Repeat from * to ** this is your pattern.

You will notice you have a 'ridge' along both sides, don't freak out like I did. You MUST keep your 6 dc into each of your 6 chain to keep pattern straight. When you do your first few rows, it does look wonky, but keep going, this ends up being quite a pretty edging all the way along your scarf to create the 'wave' effect. Check out my first photo down the left side.

Another way to ensure you are keeping on track is when you do your 3dc into the one chain, you will ALWAYS do your set of 3 into the middle dc of the set of three from the previous row. Oh gosh, I wish my words would come out the right way. I have tried to show this on the second photo where I have spread my crochet apart. I can draw a picture if this helps. Just let me know.

Also, when you are doing your 'v' by missing the two chain, pull your wool to keep your tension neat here, the more relaxed your tension, the more 'open' your 'v' will be. I pull mine a little tighter, as my tension is fairly relaxed anyways.

Please, please, please don't be shy if this doesn't make sense at all, just ask.

I know this is called Chevron pattern, however, I am not sure I have the correct technical number of dc's etc, as I was taught by my Grandma many years ago and have just fudged it from memory to get what I now call Georgie Girl.

I have an order of two Georgie Girls in cream, and then also will be making one in pale pink and one in a soft green for gifting as well. I also have other ideas for this pattern, and hope to share them soon. Thanks Grandma.

If you make this scarf, let me know how you go, would love to see photos of your creations, just link me to your blog in the comments. I would love to see Georgie Girl keeping necks warm around the world.


Crochet with Raymond said...

It's lovely and so nice that your grandma taught you this and now you get to share it with others! Warm fuzzies, and thanks so much for adding to my very long list tee hee

Cynthia L. said...

I like this! Looks life it is coming along well. Sometimes slow is better. Look forward to seeing the finished product.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Oh wow...if only I could 1. Speak crichet and 2. actually do it..I'd be using these instructions as I love this scarf. It is ace. One day I will learn. Peta

'Joyce' said...

Hi Alice, lol, you add to my list, I add to your list. lol.

Cynthia, thanks for your comments, it's coming together nicely, I have another pic of one that I have completed. It's lovely and soft.

Hi Peta, Thanks for stopping by, it's lovely to meet you. If you head over to Meet Me At Mike's and Pip has awesome tute's on crochet. There are a few others as well especially if you are the visual kinda girl like me, but I can't think of them right now.