Start with this, add that and finish up with… and presto, a beautiful doily is what you end up with. Well it’s almost like a blog hop and design improv at the same time. And what fun, what beautiful results…
Design Improv is not new; in fact, a few of us designers got together back in October and created a pouch/bag where each designer contributed a row – without first having a clear idea of where the design was headed. Talk about fun!
Well we’re at it again; only bigger, better, and even more exciting! So come on board, jump in and lets have fun in working this CAL scarf!
Instead of putting the pattern together by ourselves, we’re going to make it a mystery CAL blog hop! Pia Thadani, owner of Stitches ‘n’ Scraps will kick things off with a post on April 1st (no joke), with the first few rows of a scarf pattern. After that, another designer will post a new section every 2 days as indicated in the image above.
The pattern has not been written ahead of time, so it will be brand new to us as we’re creating it. Since the sections will build off each other, each designer will have 2 days to design and post their section. When we run out of sections, the pattern can be repeated as needed for the length of a scarf, if you should choose to accept this assignment; A-hem, I mean if you should choose to crochet-a-long with us.
Each row will be 40 stitches wide, and that is the only rule. We are not specifying a gauge, yarn weight, hook, color(s), or number of pattern repeats. This means that you get to add your twist to the design too! Will you make it thick, bulky, and warm for next winter? Or will you make it light and airy for warmer weather? Will you change colors or do it all in one color? Long, or short? We can’t wait to see all the different results!
There are lots of ways to join in, share pictures, and chat about your progress. We’ll be using the tag #DIW2 for all social media, so you can post, pin, tweet, or all of the above! You can join us in this Ravelry group and this Google+ Community.
We also have a group Pinterest board set up. You can follow without doing anything, but if you want to post to the board, please enter your Pinterest username or email address here and hit submit, so I can add you. Please be patient as it may take me time to get to everyone!
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Here is a list of all the designers who are participating in this project, and the dates on which they will be posting their sections. Right now, these links will take you to the designers website. As new sections are posted, I will update the links to take you to the actual post.
- (1st) Stitches’N’Scraps (Section 1 through Row 5 – complete)
- (3rd) American Crochet (Section 2 through Row 10 – complete)
- (5th) Underground Crafter (Section 3 through Row 15 – complete)
- (7th) Busting Stitches (Section 4 through Row 20 – complete)
- (9th) The Crochet Lounge (Section 5 through Row 25 – complete)
- (11th) Knot your Nana’s Crochet (Section 6 through Row 30 – complete)
- (13th) Crochet Chiq (Section 7 through Row 35 – underway)
- (15th) Crochet Memories (me) 😉 or use this jump to menu! Jump to the instructions now
- (17th) TBD / Catch up day
- (19th) Kati D Creations
- (21st) Crochet for you
With a few days to catch up at the end, be sure to check back here on the 30th for a wrap up post. I can’t wait to get started! And now for my turn, please note the materials below are what I’m using, but you’re free to use the type, colors, and hook sizes you prefer – just have fun and go with what you like!
DIW#2 Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL
|Medium:||1 Skein Caron Simply Soft yarn (blue mint)|
|Hook:||Aluminum size F (3.75 mm)||Finished Size:||8″ W|
|Gauge:||Not important to over all size|
- Cross Fan Stitch/cr-fan-st: work (3 dc) in indicated st, dc in previous unworked st crossing in front of the previous 3 dc.
- V-Stitch/V-st: work (dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st.
- Puff Stitch/Puff st: (yo, insert hook in indicated sp, pull up a lp to the height of current st on hook) 3 times, (7 lps on hook), yo, draw through all lps on hook.
Row 36) Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), turn work; dc in next st, ch 2, (sk next 3 sts, cr-fan-st in next st) 4 times (see special sts), sk next 4 sts, (cr-fan-st in next st, sk next 3 sts) 4 times, ch 2, dc in last 2 sts: 8 cr-fan-sts with 4 dc ea/2 ch 2-sps/4 end dc/40 sts total.
Row 37) Ch 3, turn work; dc in next dc, ch 2; * V-st bet center 2 sts of next cr fan st (see special sts); rep from * across, ch 2, dc in last 2 dc: 8 V-sts/2 ch 2-sps/4 end dc/40 sts total.
Row 38) Ch 3, turn work; dc in next dc, ch 2; * (sc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next V-st sp; rep from * across, ch 2, dc in last 2 dc: 16 dc/8 ch 3-sps/8 sc/2 ch 2-sps/2 end dc/40 sts total.
Row 39) Ch 3, turn work; dc in next dc, ch 2; * (puff st, ch 3, puff st) in next ch 3 sp (see special sts); rep from * across, ch 2, dc in last 2 dc: 16 puff sts/8 ch 3-sps/2 ch 2-sps/2 end dc/48 sts total.
Row 40) Ch 1, turn work; sc in first st, sc in next dc, (2 sc) in next ch 2 sp; * (4 sc) in next ch 3 sp; rep from * across, (2 sc) in last ch 2 sp, sc in last 2 dc: 40 sc.
I hope you enjoyed this segment of the scarf and look forward to pictures! Don’t forget to post to Ravelry!