Huge news!!! I’m quite proud to share today on the blog that I’ve completed my first crochet piece of the new year: a red scarf. I finished it a few weeks ago and have just decided that it’s worth sharing on the internet. I think it’s the best scarf that I’ve ever made (and I’ve made 3 scarves before this one). I found this crochet pattern for a set of 4 scarves for $8 CAD on Etsy, I’ll link it here if you’re interested. They’re all beautiful but the one I chose, White Mountain, has this amazing texture to it that I absolutely love. Doesn’t it kind of look like a cable knit? I’m not as good at knitting as I am at crocheting so when I can achieve the look of a knit by crocheting, I’m all in.
At first, it took unraveling a few rows over and over again. Like watching a YouTube video in the past, I had to read the instructions a few times before I got the hang of it. I’d say that this is probably a beginner-intermediate pattern. If you know basic crochet stitches, I think it’s pretty straight-forward. If I have the time next year, I’ll make one of the other three patterns for sure.
Why did I choose to make a red scarf? I’ve always wanted one! I think it’s kind of French? I don’t know why or how it reminds me of a chic Parisian girl, but it just does. I love the statement a red scarf makes against a neutral outfit, especially if it’s cream, black, or white (or even black and white stripes?). I think in a way, a red scarf could be a staple for when you want that little “je ne sais quoi“. Also, I hate to say it, it gives Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” vibes, and I know there are more Swifties out there that aren’t as willing to admit it.
Now there are many things that I like about this scarf that should encourage you to want to make one yourself. However, most of all, it’s actually practical. To be honest, I’m pretty shocked that I was able to finish this scarf before Spring (ha-ha). But it’s been keeping me warm! It’s chilly outside and I keep hearing about this polar vortex or something coming to Ontario at the beginning of February, so guess who’s prepared for that – me! It’s a thick scarf and blocks the wind really well. I’m 100% polar-vortex-ready.
What I don’t like about the pattern is that the scarf doesn’t look the same on both sides. With this design/texture, I guess it’s understandable that it’d be a little hard to create on both sides but it’s definitely something I would change if I could. When putting it on I have to make sure the right side is facing up. I’m used to scarves being identical on both sides that I don’t even have to think twice when putting it on. It’s honestly not that big of a deal but if I have to say something negative, this would be it. Am I just lazy? Yup.
My boyfriend and I were talking about wanting to keep this scarf forever. We’re sentimental fools, but wouldn’t it be cute if we’re still wearing this scarf when we’re old-old? Who knows if it will even last that long but the thought warms my heart.
I feel like that’s all I really have to say about my scarf. I’m shocked that I’ve said as much as I have. One other thing that I have to share before I go is that there will be 100% more crochet projects coming to the blog because… I’M GOING TO MEXICO IN TWO WEEKS!!! I’m so excited, like unbelievably excited. I’m so lucky. I haven’t gone on a proper vacation since 2019. This is my first vacation alone with my boyfriend. I’m looking forward to making all the memories with him. But I’m also looking forward to crocheting a few pieces for the trip! I have a crochet bikini in mind, as well as a crochet tube or tank top. Hopefully I can get these done in two weeks *fingers crossed* Wish me luck!
I hope you’re all having a great start to your week!
Until next time,
– Tiny ❤