Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 9 – Metallic Scarves Review

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Finished crocheting the second scarf in this month’s kit. I want to say that I really enjoyed crocheting the two Metallic Scarves. I found myself having a hard time walking away once I begin working on them.

The kit arrived with the pattern, which included two complete sets of instructions (one for knitting and one for crocheting), and a skein of topaz and raspberry colored fine sports weight yarn. I only crochet, but it is nice to have the option for people who enjoy both.

The pattern was composed of double crochet(Double Crochet)with a beautiful pattern worked in the middle. I have seen this design called snowflakes and spider stitch, and probably many others for it is a popular pattern. I have always enjoyed working this pattern and think the end result is elegant.

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I used a size H hook to crochet the scarves and the pattern was marked easy. So far, all my kits have been marked easy with the exception of one that was Intermediate. This works for me because I was looking for easy, quick projects to works with my more advanced ones.

I must caution in one area, when I was crocheting the yarn tangled easily. When I was pulling the end out of the skein, it would come out in huge knots several times. If I had to do it over I think I would take the time to roll the skeins into balls before I begin crocheting. If it was not for the fact I would have rated this kit a 10, but because of the yarn  get tangled so easily, I rated this kit a 9.

For those of you who are in the club with me, there is a tutorial below on the basic Spider Stitch. As you read through the tutorial keep in mind this is a tutorial to help you understand the stitch better and not the pattern for the scarf above.

Spider Stitch Tutorial

Crochet 16 chain stitches

Row 1: Crochet in the 4th chain from hook and double crochet in each stitch across. (13 double crochet) (pictured below)

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Row 2: Chain 3 and then double crochet in next 4 stitch, Chain 3; skip next double crochet, single crochet in the next stitch, skip one stitch, double crochet in last 4 stitch. (pictured below)

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Row 3: Chain 3 and then double crochet in next 3 stitch, chain 3, skip 2 chains, single crochet in the next three stitches, chain 3, double crochet in the last 4 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 4: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 2 stitch, chain 3, skip 2 chains, single crochet in the next 5 stitches, double crochet in the last 3 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 5: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the second stitch, chain 3, skip next two chains, single crochet in next 7 stitches , double crochet in the last 2 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 6: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 2 stitches, chain 3, skip one single crohcet, single crochet in the next 5 stitches, double crochet in the last chain, and next 2 double crochet. (pictured below)

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Row 7: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 3 stitches, chain 3, skip one single crohcet, single crochet in the next 3 stitches, double crochet in the last chain, and next 3 double crochet.  (pictured below)Image

Row 8: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 4 stitches, chain 3, skip one single crohcet, single crochet in the next stitches, double crochet in the last chain, and next 4 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 9: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 5 stitches, chain 1, double crochet in the last chain, double crochet in the last chain, and next 5 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 10: Chain 3, Double crochet in each stitch across. (You will end with 13 double crochet)

If you have worked this pattern before tell me how you enjoyed working it. If you are in the Annie’s Hook & Needle Club I hope this tutorial helps finish it.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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One Response to Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 9 – Metallic Scarves Review

  1. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your comments and photos to match each step for this project! For some reason, I was stuck on Rows 2 and 3 until I saw the photos and then “TaDa!” it all made sense and I was on the way to completing another great kit project!

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