As you many of you know, I have a list of “things I want to do” every year. It isn’t a list that involves goals, rather, it’s just stuff that if I don’t write it down I’ll forget it and not make an effort to do it. I marked five things down on the list, one of them was enter a crochet contest. I’ve crocheted for 36 years and never entered anything! So this year I decided to change that.
Of course, as the months of 2010 ran on, I realized I still hadn’t looked up any contests. When I did, I found that I was too late to enter many of them. I’ve since set up a google alert so I can catch them a little bit earlier. One of the alerts pointed me to the “Purple Scarf of Hope” contest, which also benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. When I saw that this was for a scarf (one of my favorite things to make) and that I had the time to get it done and that it benefited a great cause, well, I really couldn’t pass it up.
I made this purple crocheted scarf using a pattern from a free ebook over at Crochet Me.com.
The pattern is delicate, but very simple. I actually think I will make a few more of these, but in a lighter color next time. For the purple scarf, I used Caron rhapsody yarn, with an 80% acrylic/20% polyester blend. The scarf took just over 2 oz of yarn (and I mean JUST over – I only used a few strands from the second skein.) I used a Size G hook.
In keeping with my frugal ways, I got the yarn from the dollar store. And it’s good quality yarn, not that stiff stuff but is very soft and feels nice in a pattern like this. Sometimes yarn can be so darn expensive. I used just over one 2 oz skein, which means I probably spent about $1.25 in yarn. (And how often can you say that!)