Black or White Scarf

My crochet houndstooth stitch development has been a regressive process from the beginning…

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Name

The project name should be obvious: Black or White by Michael Jackson.

Black Or White Scarf

Dimensions: 66-inch Length x 5-inch Width

The work up of this scarf was very quick as I only had to change color every row, alleviating additional yarn twisting. I used

Yarn

Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable

Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Yarn Colors: 01040 Black and 01005 White
Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted

Designer Notes

My crochet hound’s tooth stitch development has been a regressive process from the beginning because I finally made a scarf in the recommended hound’s tooth stitch pattern – Griddle Stitch – and now I see it!

I will be presenting all four scarves to the recipient and let him choose which one he likes best; the three that are left will go into inventory.

And now…back to work on the eBook: Hound’s Tooth & Beyond.

Black or White Scarf

Hound Dog Scarf: Gift

This is the one, from my original post, on which tahlenri commented…

The Name

Hound Dog by Elvis Presley

As I investigate crochet hound’s tooth stitching, I definitely had to give nod to the dog.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 5-inch Width x 66-inch Length

This is the scarf, from my original post, on which tahlenri commented, “I think your crocheted modified granite stitch was pretty convincing in yellow and violet.”

I’d have to agree with tahlenri, though I still might explore a little more. I have also crocheted some swatches with even different stitch pattern effects, but I digress.

Hound Dog is not a reversible pattern, as you’ll notice via quick jaunt through the small gallery for which Mergatroid gladly modeled.

Click and image to begin slide show and for enlargement of image.

 

Yarn

I am still using Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable

Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Yarn Colors: 1005 White and 1040 Black
Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted

I may have to switch to brown and rust, or brown and white, or white and brown, or white and rust… :D

Back to the scarf: the stitch pattern is a proprietary secret still, but I can tell you that it is based on a staggered griddle stitch. I like it because it is bigger, more staggered than the traditional griddle stitch suggestion, though the more testing I do, the simple suggestions work also, it’s just I can’t see it from that orientation. I used a US I/9 hook, and a foundation chain of 16+1 for a scarf width of approximately 5 inches; I crocheted until the scarf measured 66 inches in length.

I’ve Got You Under My Skin Scarf

I’ve Got You Under My Skin Scarf | USD $40.00

This is my second attempt at fine tuning the griddle stitch into a houndstooth pattern. Once again, I missed my original intention, but accidentally, and logically, crocheted out of pattern and came up with this stitch pattern, which, unlike Flock of Seagulls Scarf pattern, is not reversible. Still, I am determined to get a better houndstooth and through this iteration I have seen the error of my ways.

Again, this pattern is primarily a stitch pattern for advanced crocheters that are comfortable with carrying yarn and changing colors. I am indicating what I used to make my scarf, but please note this stitch pattern is flexible and may be used with any weight yarn and made to any size.

In this iteration, I have mirrored the stitch pattern, which has caused a different stitch pattern on each side: one side is Escher-esque in pattern and the other side resembles a houndstooth variation.

This scarf – measuring 60 (L) x 5 (W) inches – took four days to complete and is closer to my new default scarf size: 66 (L) x 4 (W) inches. I have purposefully blurred by detail shots to protect stitch definition – images are focused within the pattern. Again, I have used Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Colors: 01040 Black and 01005 White; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted).

The project name – I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Dinah Washington – comes from the fact that I still have houndstooth under my skin and hopefully, will not have any more brain farts before the next iteration.

Price: USD $40.00 2018-08-14: removed from inventory; donated to charity

Holiday In Cambodia Shawl

I started this project back on March 28, 2017 and just finished today, May 6, 2017. I knew I wanted to make a rectangular shawl and decided to keep it simple using single crochets in combination with treble crochets in a pattern. I also knew I would want to add fringe at either end.

The yarn is was from a cone whose origins are forgotten. Per a burn test the yarn turned out to be a natural fiber. At the time, and based on the texture of the yarn, I was leaning towards cotton/linen in maybe a thread or fingering weight. Now that I have washed it – which I do not recommend for future care – I noticed that my fringe began to felt together despite placing the item in a laundry bag. This plus the texture of the washed yarn, leads me to believe it might be wool now. The yarn bloomed into about a sport/dk weight and is so soft.

The project name – Holiday In Cambodia by The Dead Kennedys – is representative of the colors in the yarn. The measurements of the shawl are 59 (L) x 23 (W); 70 (L), including the fringe. I would like to sell this piece for USD $75.00.

Holiday In Cambodia Shawl
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