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Crochet Beaded Crocodile Stitch Scarf

Hello all, how are you today?
I have  36 hours before packing my luggage. We are traveling home to Indonesia Insya Allah on Friday. I am happy but sad at the same time because this time for the first time all four of us will travel at the same time but with two different airlines. Me, my youngest and my hubby will be with Qatar Airways, but my oldest son will be with Emirat. What can I say, our travel allowance dictate our tickets…  

But the good news is I have a bit of time to start with a new project which is light enough to carry in my travel bag to the airplane. I have been wanting to do this crocodile stitch for long time now. I have now purchased the yarn I need. I choose Alpaca, wool, and acrylic mix in lilac by ICE yarns. The yarn is size 2 and My hook is size G/4mm. 

Here are the first few rows I made. I will continue this as I travel. I learned how to make triangle crocodile stitch from Bob Wilson’s tutorial on Youtube.  It is so much fun to do. To know the number of beads will be needed, I counted the number of petals I will be making first. Mine is going to be a 30 inches long scarf and my gauge is 2 petals = 1.5 inches. It means that I will have to make  30 : 1.5 = 20 rows of petals. I know that the petals is increased by 1 in every rows and the number of petals in next row is always n + 1 (n is the number of petal in previous row).  I made the table in Excel spreadsheet to calculate the total petals in a triangle scarf according to the number of rows you are making. Mine says I have to load 210 beads to the spool prior crocheting. I added more beads to the total just incase I made mistakes in counting it. I used Japanese Toho Magatama  from Bobby beads since it has larger holes and you can tread it easily. I don’t use any pattern, just as above and follow the tutorial above. 

I finished one ball of yarn while I was on vacation. The height match to my calculations and the amount of beads were perfect in fact I have to remove the extra beads I loaded. I will continue crocheting it and make it a bigger scarf. Will see how long that will take me since I still have 7 balls of yarns to go (sigh).  
Would love to read your comments.
Have a nice vacations. See you soon.xx

Lotus Motive Scarf and Hat (Fun Puff Hat)

Okay, here they are, both the sets, the hat and the scarf.  I need to tidy up the patterns now, testing it one more time then publish it. Free or pay? 
Note on this specific color way bamboo yarn: Don’t trust the label! The label says hand wash in max 30 degree C, dry flat, no iron. Guess what? The red color bled… ouch… yes! I still love it, it was not really bad, but when I think of how much time I have spent on writing the patterns for this and crocheting it, testing it… it does hurt a little. Not to mention, someone purchased the sets while I was still working on it (poor customer). Having said that I love the company still because  they have such a great customer service which is one of the reasons why I  decided to become a reseller. I have reported it to them (replied by Cumhur) they were asking “how can we compensate you for this?” Just reading that already made me happy. 
Stop the Press:
I did second test this morning using cold water and hand soap. The color still bleed but not as bad and the white doesn’t get affected.
Conclusion: Cold hand wash, gentle soap only.

As an FB friend suggested a flower added. 
The pattern is now available at Ravelry for US$3.00 only.
Day: (lost count)
Ok I admit it.  I haven’t finished the scarf. But It is almost, I need to stitch a few more rows than make the edging. What kind of edging shall I do for the scarf? I did Tunisian crochet to finish the hat to give the neat look and density to the edging. 

Day 2: Two days absent working on this so just got back to it again today. I am halfway to finish. This is my second ball of yarn. Sorry the picture is not as clear as the first one and was under different light.  This pic was taken with a cellphone camera.

Day1: Here is how I go so far.  I was a little confused with the pattern on the amount of the starting chains. It says multiple of 12 + 1 but when I did that I ended up having no space to hook my last stitch to form a pattern on the 3rd row. So I frogged it,  started all over and add one more chain on my foundation chains. It worked well after that.  

You may have seen this stitch pattern around, I think it is quite common. The one I am using is from Nihon Vogue 300 Crochet stitches. I do not read Japanese, but I am doing well reading the graph. I own The Harmony Guides 300 Crochet Stitches Volume 6 and this pattern is similar to one inside the book and it’s called Wavy Shell Stitch.  You will be amazed at the many variations of this beautiful stitches pattern on the web. There is also free pattern at Allfreecrochet.com  although the one I am making is more loose as I wanted it that way for a scarf.

The ICE yarn I am using is very soft and comfortable to work with. I am borrowing my friend Marilyn Smith said about the yarn that is soft “as soft as cloud.” I think it is the perfect word to describe the yarn. I am pleased with how the color and the texture turned out so far. 
I rewinded the yarn because bamboo yarn easily split. The threads don’t “hug” each other much like Pandas does. 
Read more info about bamboo yarns in Knitting About website.

I am designing a new scarf taking a break from strawberries 🙂  I have found the stitch pattern I am going to use, I have the material which is ICE Yarns Bamboo  in red and pink colorway. The design I have in mind is the combination of lacy motives and tapestry crochet. I have collected the info on the sizes for scarfs here below if you also need that info. 

I am very excited, I can’t wait to put my hook on it.  I will post here as my work progresses…

Scarf Sizes:

Amy Solovay of About.com Guide says:
Short: 55″ 
Medium: 70″
Long: 82″

Madelyn of  Interweave.com says: 
Light and Narrow: 8″ by 65″
Warm and bulky: 12″ by 70″

I am making a light and narrow scarf since the material I am using is fit for this category. Off to my crocheting now <3.