I was so excited about the embossed leaves that I didn't give much thought to the edges of my scarf. When I did, I realised that a Back Post Double Crochet shortens the stitch, so of course doing a double crochet (treble, in English crochet terms) next to it will result in a wobbly edge. I'm going to have to start again. That's fine. I'm happy with how the leaves look, and I accept that learning by trial and error rather than following a pattern is bound to require unraveling.
I just had to have a go at this and so last night I found a bit of yarn and did a little bit. I haven't made the leaves yet but have done the ribbing, great fun and I'll remember this when I make another scrumble, a few beads along the lines would look lovely in the right colour. I'm sure you'll work our something for the edges.ReplyDelete
Oh good, really glad you’re inspired by the technique, coming up with new ideas for using it!Delete
Wow, the leaves look wonderful with the squares. I have every confidence that you will sort out the scallops and the shortening.ReplyDelete
Wow i would so take this even with a wobbly edge💜😄💜ReplyDelete
I LOVE these !! And to think they are crochet, not knitting - boggles the mind.ReplyDelete
Worth doing over till you are satisfied.
That is going to be a totally awesome scarf!!! :)ReplyDelete
It will be awesome with a straight edge: it looks good already! I like the motif very much. I've never tried leaves but I do a lot of cables. Each crocheter is different of course but to reach the height of a front- or back- post double crochet (US terms) with my gauge, I find that half-double crochets work well with most yarns (though sometimes extended hdc work better). I definitely need to try this motif, I love leaves :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much - I forget hdc, I’ll try that. Happy to get advice, quicker than trial and error!Delete
So glad to help :D If the hdc is still too high, there's the extended single crochet. I even have a pattern in which the designer uses single crochets, but this really doesn't work for me, so I worked with hdc instead.Delete
Hdc is a huge improvement, thanks.Delete
The leaves look terrific and I sort of like the ruffly edge however I can see how you would prefer it to be straight and let the leaves really stand out. <3ReplyDelete
The leaves are a good combination, you will soon work something out for the edges and then the scarf will look fantastic!ReplyDelete