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My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed ...
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your life, and are geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast, easy, but still pretty item.
I'm a 30 something adult living in MA. Iâ€™m married, have a wonderful cat named Wedgie, & I work full time. I also teach knitting & crocheting at my local Michael's & squeeze in designing as many hours as I can a week.
I do love to hear from everyone, but please remember that I am busy, just like you, & will reply as soon as I can.
All of my patterns use USA terms & abbreviations.
I try to layout my patterns as simply as possible to save money for people printing at home. My patterns are as short as possible, usually with only one photo on the first page, which you can easily skip printing to save ink.
This unique crochet design is called "Slip Stitch Crazy Scarf", and is the latest pattern in my Slip Stitch crochet collection (with more patterns to come). It's a scarf that begins at the tip with only a few stitches, & increases are made every four rows, & also uses short rows for shaping.
There are also optional directions for working "even" once you've reached your desired width, for added flexibility.
It is made entirely of slip stitch crochet, & is rated intermediate - the pattern itself is quite easy, but the difficulty lays with keeping your tension nice & steady & loose. It is not recommended for beginner crocheters.
Never done slip stitch crochet before, or a project using nothing but slip stitches? Try my free scarf pattern, which is also a great stash buster:
You can use any weight or any type of yarn, but I do recommend a worsted, aran, or bulky weight yarn for best results. Use a larger than normal size crochet hook.
Thank you to my testers, pixie56, debspugs, Jerofitana, Elle76, & nlidano! And thanks to Tracie Barrett (http://traciebarrett.com) for her tech editing skills. You guys make me look good.
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please do not sell finished items online. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (http://anastaciaknits.net). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!
3 slip stitches - 1 inch. Exact gauge doesn't matter
450 yards of Worsted weight