Collage

Collage
Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Friday, 3 April 2015

A quintet of scarves...





I had half a bag of real wool Aran yarn left over from a blanket I made last year. There wasn't enough to make another blanket and I really didn't want to buy any more.  I decided that crochet scarves would use this up quickly.  One of my favourite crochet scarf patterns is this one.  It really is a quick and easy pattern as every row is the same.  I can recommend it to beginners or anyone else who feels like some mindless crochet.

I managed to crochet five scarves in just under two weeks. I was completing one scarf every two days and I carried on with the rest of my life as well.  It would probably take me two weeks to knit just one scarf, so this is where crochet wins. 

The scarves are roughly 5 inches x 45 inches which is perfect for Operation Orphan who distribute clothes and blankets to children in need around the world. They have specifically requested smaller scarves for the younger children.  

I don't usually work on the same pattern five times in a row.  But I really enjoy this pattern, so it was a happy fortnight.  I must admit that the enthusiasm was starting to fail halfway through the fifth scarf!

I have some Aran yarn left and will start to make hats with it as soon as Easter is over.

Happy holidays everyone.

12 comments:

  1. Such lovely colours, I'm sure they will keep some children nice and warm :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great use of those scraps of yarn Una.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous colours, I'm sure they will be warmly received.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely warm cosy scarves Una Happy Easter! :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great to hear that these are so quick to make. I have quite a stash of Aran so I may give this pattern a try one day.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely colourful scarves.
    Happy Easter.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy Easter Una! Your knitting and crochet is always such an inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Una, Those are beautiful. Love the colours. Happy Easter!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What lovely scarves you made. Hope you had a nice Easter.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful-what a wonderful idea! I'm sure they will be loved xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. You have done a lovely job with these - they are pretty and practical too :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. You are a star.

Please note that new privacy rules in my country mean that I no longer receive automatic notification when someone leaves a comment. I find the comments when I log in. Don't worry if there is a delay in your comment appearing. I will read it!! Thanks.