Monday, December 11, 2006

Happy H'ker's One Skein Scarf

my one skein scarf - click to enlargeI believe for the first time ever, I made a project from a published pattern that I didn't change in some way, other than the color choice. I followed the instructions exactly, used the exact same yarn, the same hook, and got the same gauge. Of course, I HAD to add some sort of original signature, hence the violet hand-dyed yarn.

Here I'm wearing it wrapped around my neck twice. Wrapped once, it hits just above the knee. With all the yarn left over, I was thinking either I can make it 20 inches longer for a cool calf-length scarf, or make it 20 inches shorter, and crochet a matching hat from the leftovers.

Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker One Skein Scarf proved to be a quick and fun crochet project, that I finished last night through episodes of CSI and Alias. I wore it today, and my fiance immediately complimented, "That's a great color!"


  1. Great Color! Love the scarf. I have thought about trying out that pattern for some time but not sure if it would look good or not. I think your color choice sealed the deal for me. I gotta make one.


  2. ooh i've been dying to make one of these too since i just learned how to crochet! :) yours came out awesome!

  3. that's a great scarf!

    i'm pretty new to knitting, i'm addicted to my knifty knitter. i would love to learn to crochet, my mom has been itching to teach me, i even got her hooked on the knifty knitter by buying her a kit!

  4. Ooh! I'm so glad to see you're still cranking out such great projects. I've been away from knitting so long, but I'm starting back up again and reading all my fav blogs to get myself inspired.

  5. I stumbled on your blog, and then ambled over to to get me a copy of The Happy Hooker. Thanks for the inspiration, and I'll check back here for more ideas!



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