Crocheted Into A Corner
How hard could it be to convert a crochet scarf into an infinity scarf? Brilliant idea for reducing yarn-ends to weave in, right? Until I find myself crocheted into a corner.
Have You Ever Been Crocheted Into A Corner?
I am terrible at games like chess and Go that require me to think ahead multiples steps. I would get so excited at what looked like a brilliant move in chess, only to hear the words “check mate” three moves later.
Designing with yarn is a similar experience for me.
You’ve all seen my Interlocking Crochet Scarf pattern.
Each one of those lengthwise color stripes has two yarn ends to weave in.
So, recently, I thought it would be a brilliant idea to re-design this garment as an infinity scarf, and just carry the unused yarns up through the mesh. Then I would only have two ends per color to weave in. Brilliant, right?
Not so much. This design requires the you do a very long string of chain stitches and weave them through the gaps in the prior stripe. Then, you lock them in place with four half double-crochets. And at the same time, you’re creating the gap for the next stripe to weave into.
Uh…Joe…you realize you can’t weave in a string of chains that is connected to the prior row of that color, right?
I still like the idea of a circular scarf in this stitch pattern. It just won’t be any easier to weave in the ends.
I’ll live with that.
I have three WsIP.
The Interlocking Crochet Scarf.
This one stalled a bit when I had to get myself out of the corner I painted myself into.
The Fight On Project Bag
This one I stalled on purpose so I could re-energize myself to work on it. After finishing the two sides, I needed a rest from it.
The Little Hearts Wrap
I put most of my efforts into this project over the weekend. I’m still loving this simple stitch pattern. The color is also still incredibly satisfying. I think I’ll like this garment when it’s finished.