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Dr Who Scarf Project

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.

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The original scarf was knitted but since I don’t knit I crochet we scoured the internet and found this pattern to go by:

http://www.dustbunnies.com/Crochet/DrWhoScarf.htm

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:

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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!

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Hello world! My name is Susan.

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!