My dad’s present was a Granny Stripe scarf. And I wanted to do a scarf from the long side, not short as I had done with Teagan’s and Stu’s. I had never done a Granny Square, so figured starting with a stripe, something with very few corners might not be a bad idea.
I modified the pattern from Attic 24, I didn’t want an afghan, but liked the idea of learning the stitch, and thought it would be easy to adapt into a scarf. What do I know? :D
I counted out a chain using the required multiplier for the stitch. First row on the chain was a single crochet. Easy. I love how the chain and single crochet curl up. Both girls hats have ties that were curled, when I made them… but they’ve long been tugged out.
It was moving to the first row of the Granny Stripe motif that was a problem… Or rather, I found the problem. I can’t count.
Oops! Off by two stitches. My chain was two stitches short. And with a single crochet in each stitch, I didn’t realize until I started doing the clusters. Oh well. At least it wasn’t too long of a scarf.
By the time I got to the second color, I was enjoying myself. Very much. A quick stitch that isn’t too complicated, but still fun.
Third color, middle. I decided to have the color pattern reverse, work from the center.
I used the three colors of the scarf in each knot of the fringe. Unfortunately, I can’t find a picture of the scarf completely finished… Maybe I’ll get a picture one of the times I go home. I think my dad liked it… if he doesn’t, Stu did :D