I have reached the first mile stone with Jenn’s Dr Who Scarf. I am one quarter of the way finished with the scarf. I’ve completed 208 rows. (actually as of this writing 214) It’s going pretty good and she says she really likes the scarf. Here is a picture of her with the scarf.
I have a friend, Jennifer, who loves the Dr. Who TV show. She expressed a desire to have the Dr. Who Scarf which is like a 10ft long knitted monstrosity. I guess he used it to measure things… In a moment of sheer “auntie” love madness (she is like a niece to me) I volunteered to make the scarf for her.
The original scarf was knitted but since I don’t knit I crochet we scoured the internet and found this pattern to go by:
I chose to use Vanna’s Choice yarns by Lion Brand. They have a wide variety of colors and the yarn is 100% acrylic – easy to care for, which is a plus for a college freshman. We went by this color chart:
Doctor Who Scarf – Season Twelve in Cascade 220 by Tara Wheeler
Ms. Wheeler has a number of patterns available. Her instructions can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/doctor-who-scarf—season-twelve-in-cascade-220
I used a size G crochet hook and although the patterns call for a single stitch, which closely resembles a knitted stitch I guess – remember, I crochet, I don’t knit. : ) I used a half double crochet stitch. It gave the scarf some texture and it made it a little lighter.
Colors and # of yarn skeins I used:
- P – Purple Color – 143 Skeins – 2
- C – Beige Color – 123 Skeins – 5
- B – Honey Color – 130 Skeins – 2
- M – Mustard Color – 158 Skeins – 2
- R – Cranberry Color – 180 Skeins – 3
- X – Olive Color – 174 Skeins – 3
- G – Gray Color – 149 Skeins – 1
So, now it’s time to get started on the project. I got goofy one night and figured out the number of days left until Christmas, the number of rows in the scarf and how many rows I will have to crochet on a daily basis to make sure I have the scarf completed by Christmas. There are 832 rows, 179 days (from the day I started the scarf) until Dec 23rd, my targeted completion date. I want enough time to wash it before I throw it in a gift bag and give it to her on Christmas morning. That averages out to just under 5 rows per day. Totally doable!
After a couple of false starts…I got the scarf way to wide the first time so I tore it out and started again. It’s still too wide I think, but we are going with it. If she ever goes up north in the wintertime, she’ll appreciate it being a little wider! I also had to tear out two rows and redo them because I discovered I had missed a couple of stitches. No biggie and actually I am about 4 days ahead of schedule, which is a good thing because I usually have 3 or 4 crochet projects going at once and rotate working on them. More about the other projects in a bit.
So, here are a couple of beginning pictures of my Dr. Who Scarf. I will post more pictures as the scarf, and days, progress.
Thanks for reading my blog. Happy crocheting!
I made this little Granny Square Baby Afghan for a friend of mine to give as a gift. Granny squares always work up quickly, the key to them is keeping the size consistent. Here is the pattern and materials I used. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L10274.html (I like Lion Brand yarns and patterns, so you will see a lot of them here on my blog. LOL)
I created this blog as a place to post pictures and things related to my own art’s & crafts work. I crochet and I enjoy making a variety of things, mostly baby blankets and scarves. I also do paper piecing for scrapbook pages and greeting cards. I have recently become disabled and want to get into the art’s & crafts work even more so to keep me busy. I would eventually like to be able to sell the things that I make.
I enjoy all types of music, except rap – and even at that, gasp! there are a few rap-like songs that I like. Not much though, mostly I listen to good old county and rock & roll.
I like to read, mostly mysteries, some romance and cookbooks. Yes, I read cookbooks, the ones that put history in with their recipes. It’s good to know where a recipe comes from or how it affected someone’s life. I find that interesting.
I also dabble in writing, novels mostly – I suck at writing poetry! : ) I will save my writings for a different blog to be set up some day in the future. Maybe. ; )
Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you found something to inspire you. Have a great day!