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14 October 2015 @ 07:51 pm
Crocodile Shawl  
I had a sudden urge to take up crochet again and, since I'd acquired a book which called itself Geek Chic Crochet* by one Nicki Trench, I thought I would make something from there. I picked a shawl thing that looked like fun and, once I'd figured out how "crocodile stitch" was actually supposed to work, it was pretty easy. B. has started making envious comments about how nice a crocodile stitch cardigan would be (attempts to find a nice crocodile stitch cardigan pattern on Ravelry so far have failed). I decided it would be a good project for "using up" odds and ends of yarn I had about the place. As a result of this I think there is nearly four times as much yarn in the house as when I started. The result is somewhere on the Tom Baker's scarf -> Colin Baker's coat spectrum. I personally think it is closer to the scarf end in terms of sartorial taste, but mileage may vary.

* I will confess to being fairly clueless about fashion, but I think this was more Hipster Chic Crochet than Geek Chic Crochet. I don't know many geeks who would be that impressed by a crocheted tie.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/174460.html.
louisedennislouisedennis on October 14th, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
The one in the book is a very restrained off-white colour and rather smaller than mine, I think, though that may just be randomness introduced by the fact I was using random balls of wool.
fredbassettfredbassett on October 14th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
I've just been having a look at the book. Apart from your shawl, there's not much that I fancy. Would you be able to copy your pattern for me at some point? It would be great for my old wool.
louisedennislouisedennis on October 14th, 2015 08:00 pm (UTC)
It's pretty simple once you figure the stitch out. I'll email you instructions (probably over the weekend).
fredbassettfredbassett on October 14th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I used to knit a lot, but my crochet skills are rusty.
the little creep: snufkinnyarbaggytep on October 14th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC)
Could I ask for an add too? I doubt I will ever figure out how to do it, but I might!
louisedennislouisedennis on October 15th, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
No problem. Can you PM me an email addy, I don't think I have one?