I've been making jewelry for years, but I'm a beginner at crochet. I have made several scarves recently, using a simple basic stitch, called the single crochet stitch. Above are three scarves I made using this technique.
I'm adding interest by combining two yarns that compliment each other. It becomes even more interesting when one of those yarns is variegated color already. A metallic yarn adds sparkle, but the combination of a non-metallic keeps the tone from being too flashy.
Here are two skiens that are waiting for my next project. These are the same yarns I used for the green and the purple examples. Red Heart Soft and Patns Metallic. The crochet hook is a large plastic - I believe it is size 10mm.
The blue scarf above is created with wonderful yarns from a local yarn shop called Moore Yarns in Hazlet New Jersey. One is a dyed cotton blue and the other is a variegated wool.
So, if you are like me and just beginning to crochet, my tip to you is choose two yarns that you would love to work with, choose a big hook and have fun, practicing the single crochet stitch.
This post is not about jewelry - but it reflects one of my creative outlets. My inspirations for making jewelry often come from unexpected sources. From time to time, I will blog about these too, in the hopes that you will enjoy.
Mary Lu Wason
is a studio jeweler. Here she shares the inspirations, discoveries and process of creating her art jewelry collections.
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