Friday, January 25, 2013

Crochet Heart Scarf

Last year CRAFT Magazine commissioned me to design a Valentine's Day crochet pattern.  I designed the Crochet Heart Scarf for them.  If you want the free pattern, click on over.

What I didn't have a chance to show you last year, were all the rejected crochet heart scarf designs.  I shot these photos as I was designing on the couch, so the photos are sort of crap, but I think they prove that I put everything I have into making sure the scarf was everything I wanted it to be ... soft, light-weight, supple (not stiff), and with a recognizable heart motif.

Some of these are sort of cute, but too bulky or stiff.  Some just suck.  All of them were a part of the path for getting to my final design.  I couldn't have skipped any of them.  Not even when I almost gave up and thought, "Hey, why not just surface crochet the damn hearts on single crochet."  Ha!  

In the last photo, you can see in the swatch on the right that at the end I was messing around with the connector thread placement to get them exactly where I wanted them.

16 Comments (comments are disabled)

Hannah said ...
I love it! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!
1/25/2013 8:22 AM

renee said ...
Hi like your heart scarf have not e-mailed in a long time so hope this is not the same one i tried sending so glad too see crochet , not into kniting but i always read ya thanx renee
1/25/2013 9:14 AM

futuregirl replied ...
renee ... Glad you're still reading now that I'm knitting a lot. :) Are you thinking of making a heart scarf? If you do, I'd love to see it.
1/26/2013 3:37 PM

Gwen Flanagan said ...
So patient.
1/25/2013 9:16 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Gwen Flanagan ... When I read your comment I was confused. Mostly because I was so angry and frustrated while I was making those swatches. Perhaps I'm patient, though I think there's a dash of stubbornness and obstinateness in there. ;)
1/26/2013 3:41 PM

D said ...
Love seeing your creative process, very interesting. And love the finished scarf
1/27/2013 9:58 AM

Bethany Brady said ...
i just discovered your blog and i absolutely love it! i haven't found many blogs yet from crafters who make clothes yet, and thats one of my crafting goals. also, i am excited that you knit and crochet and are very good at both. how exciting to have designed a pattern for a magazine! keep up the good work, i am totally and completely staying tuned!
1/27/2013 2:04 PM

Debbie Bojko said ...
love seeing your creative process. Can't wait to make the hearts scarf. Thank you for sharing your pattern.
1/27/2013 7:24 PM

Judi said ...
I remember some of those before you perfected it :)
The final version looks great... maybe I'll pick up that crochet hook someday.
1/31/2013 11:02 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Judi ... I'd totally forgotten that I brought them to craft night. :) Seems like 100 years ago. ;)
2/3/2013 11:42 PM

artitrapo said ...
Lovely scarf. I'll add it to my to-do-list :)
2/7/2013 3:57 AM

Tracy said ...
Oh to be talented
2/8/2013 3:04 AM

Seanna Lea said ...
That is quite a process and while some of the in between stages look like the were pretty cool and could even be used in another project some of them so obviously are not your style.
2/11/2013 1:25 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Seanna Lea ... It tickles me that you think of me having a style. Sometimes I feel like my crafting is totally random and non-cohesive. :) Good to know I'm wrong and some sort of style shines through.
2/16/2013 2:22 PM

Silvia said ...
This is so cute! I love it! :)
2/22/2013 12:45 AM
Twigwoman~ said ...
Loved making this scarf for a beloved daughter a few years back I used Lion Brand Yarn's Amazing in the Aurora color way!! It was divine to make, give and receive!!!
2/4/2014 10:15 AM