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The Virus Shawl

Hey everyone! Hope you are all enjoying summer and safe ! I might have mentioned once or twice, or a hundred times that I love winter – I am totally a winter person. I love being able to snuggle with soft, warm woolly things – so it is no surprise that I make a lot of winter projects.

Firstly, a little disclaimer about the title of this post and the name of this pattern i.e. “The Virus Shawl” – this name and pattern has been around for years and has nothing to do with COVID-19.

I have made a few shawls so far, but it’s always been a challenge to properly show-case these without a model. I have asked politely, then begged and even tried to bribe my lovely daughter into being my model – but with no luck . So, I now am a proud owner of a mannequin!

Here is one of the shawls that I made . There are several free patterns available online.  However, here is one you could refer to – it includes a written pattern in form of graph as well as YouTube videos for both right and left-handed crocheters. If you do try making this, I would love to see your creations! Please feel free to share in comments to this post : https://www.woolpedia.de/english/crochet-tutorials/shawl/

N.B. I used a variegated 4-ply yarn, and used a 4-mm hook.

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Infinity Scarf

I love winter, and it is slowly on it’s way in 🙂 One of the things I love about winter is the clothes – those warm, soft & fluffy woolies, in which you wrap up tight.  So, here is my first project in preparation for this season : the infinity scarf.

I love infinity scarves as they are so versatile and you can wear them in many ways.

For this one, I have used a variagated yarn by Katia which has a gold thread running through it, but you can use any yarn of your choice. As for stitch choice, I used the puff stitch because it forms double-sided bobbles that are both thick and fluffy – just what you want for your scarf.

This is a really easy project, and in case you have not made a puff stitch before, here is an explanation :

Step 1 : –  Start by making a chain ( it should be in multiples of 2 stitches plus 4) till it is as wide as you would like your scarf to be.

Step 2: – Once you have made the chain, yarn over hook and insert the hook into the 4th chain from hook. Yarn over again and draw up a loop. You should have three loops on your hook. ** Yarn over hook and insert the hook into the same 4th chain from hook. Yarn over again and draw up a loop. ** Repeat from. You should now have 7  loops on the hook. (N.B. some people will even make puff stitches with 9 or 11 loops – it’s totally upto you – but I opted for 7.)

Step 3 : – Yarn over and draw the yarn through all the loops. This is your Puff Stitch.

Step 4: – With the loop pulled through the puff stitch, make a single chain to secure your Puff stitch.

Step 5: – Skip 1 chain stitch and make your next puff stitch in the next chain stitch. Repeat till you get to the end of the chain. You should end the row with a puff stitch.

Step 6: – At the end of your row, flip your work and make 3 chain stitches.

Step 7:- For all subsequent rows, make your puff stitches in the chain-1 space from the previous row.

Repeat till the scarf is as long as you like. Once done, I joined the last row to the initial row with slip stiches – but you can sew this if you prefer.