So it seemed right that while I crochet this scarf, I put all my thoughts and prayers for my grandmother into it. There is something about making things with your hands... for me it's always seemed that part of the woven structure is made out of my thoughts and concentrations when I put my heart into something. So I think of my gramma while I crochet... And I've been home from the trip for a few days now and I admit it did not get done on time. It's hard for me to only crochet and give all my attention to it for a length of time. I get restless and I turn on Star Trek or I plug in a video game. But those distractions feel like they make the quality of the scarf less sacred. I have to find a time to set aside and only meditate on the stitches, on my gramma, and on Grace.
Lucky Möbius ScarfThe scarf is named "Lucky" after my gramma; her name, Fortunata, means "blessed and good fortune."
Ravelry. Disclaimer: I'm not the best at following patterns or writing them... actually I rarely use patterns at all, so I'm sorry for the awkwardness that follows.
- Hook: 5.5 mm (I) crochet (I like the bamboo handle ones, just FYI); also get yo self a darning needle.
- Gauge: derp. I guess I didn't really think about this (lies, I NEVER think about guage), I just eyeball what seems right to me.
- Stitches (plus wonderful tutorial videos from The Knit Witch on YouTube!):
- Skill Level: nOOb, it's pretty much the same thing over and over again, so turn on an episode of Star Trek or meditate on your elderly relatives. If you figure out a way to read paperbacks while crocheting, please tell me how you do it!
Row 2: Double crochet in the very next stitch. Add one single chain to the end of this double crochet. Skip one stitch and double crochet in the next stitch. Continue to the end of the row. The last double crochet in this pattern will leave one empty stitch at the end. Double crochet into this stitch, then chain 4. Turn your work.
Row 3: Skip one stitch, double crochet in the next stitch. Continue the double crochet and skipping stitch to the end of the row, the last double crochet in this row should be in the very last stitch. By now you are probably noticing the overall pattern. With all this skipping deal, you're making an alternating woven stitch in the fabric, like a checkerboard with empty squares. Continue the Rows 1 and 2 alternating which rows include two double stitches side by side on both ends.