Friday, June 13, 2014

Donations Update

I have had so many people donate to help support my scarf making efforts for the Handmade Especially for you organization it makes me so happy!

To keep up with the demand, and simplify the process a bit for me, I have uploaded the pdf file to Etsy, so now when you make a donation you get the PDF file INSTANTLY! Isn't that AWESOME!

Because of the fees associated with selling on Etsy, I have had to up the price for the PDF document, but rest assured that EVERY SINGLE PENNY of profit I receive from that listing goes to make comfort scarves. The listing is available for $1.99.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/192946934/living-the-craft-life-all-patterns-pdf

Keep on crocheting!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

**New** Pattern Tutorials

I have decided that in order to help support my family (rather than just my charity efforts), I will be producing a series of step-by-step photo tutorials for some of my more popular patterns. These patterns contain high resolution images and tips throughout the pattern to help you complete the project, available to you for a small fee, $1.99

Yes, I know. A fee. I have decided to keep all of my blog patterns for free. If you thoroughly enjoyed the availability of my awesome patterns, please consider purchasing the pattern tutorial as a token of appreciation.

If you genuinely need assistance completing one of my patterns, see if it has a photo tutorial available for you to purchase.

They are available for purchase at my etsy shop (LivingTheCraftLife.etsy.com) or through my etsy-mini located in the side bar

Thank you for your continued support. I continue to make comfort scarves and donate them to our local shelters here. That work will not cease.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chevron Arrow Skinny Scarf - Free Pattern

Isn't chevron so HOT right now?! So is the miniature version of chevron... the Arrow! I know there are many patterns for chevron scarves, but I was disappointed that so many of them were entirely single crochet. I also had a hard time finding one with sharp peak like mountains (versus small hills!). I put together this pattern so you can make chevron or arrow scarves FAST!





Materials:

Size K crochet hook
Soft yarn (medium weight)
Sewing needle

Gauge:
Not essential, but approximately 4"x60"

Special Stitches:
Dc2tog: (Double Crochet 2 together)- yarn over, insert hook into first chain, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook, insert hook into second chain, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook, at this point you should have 2 partial double crochet stitches completed, and you should have 3 loops on your hook), draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
Dc3tog: (Double Crochet 3 together)- yarn over, insert hook into first chain, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook, insert hook into second chain, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook, insert hook into third chain, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook (at this point you should have 3 partial double crochet stitches completed, and you should have 4 loops on your hook), draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook.

Notes:

Scarf is worked in rows. The turning chain counts as the first double crochet, therefore you do not work the in the very first stitch of each row. That first stitch counts as the space the turning chain is worked in.

You may attach new colors at the beginning of any row, and each chevron block can be as big as you desire. In the samples I photographed I did 3 rows for each color block. The first row is a beginning row that starts the chevron pattern, and after that you can do either the solid chevron or light chevron row patterns for the remainder of the scarf.

Pattern:
Ch 16
Row 1: dc2tog in 3rd and 4th ch from hk, 1 dc in next 4 ch, 5 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog in last 3 ch, turn.
Row 2(solid chevron): ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc2tog in next two stitches, 1 dc in next 4 ch, 5 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog in last 3 ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 to make solid pattern scarf. Alternate colors as desired. Finish off when you have reached your desired length and weave in ends.

Light chevron row pattern:  ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc2tog in next two stitches, sk 1, ch 1, 1 dc in next st, sk 1, ch 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in next, sk 1, ch 1, dc in next, sk 1, ch 1, dc3tog in last 3 ch, turn.


 
 

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