Many moons ago, I bought the most gorgeous double gauze fabric from The Drapery, a boutique fabric shop in Adelaide that is well worth the visit. I wanted to turn it into a scarf, but wasn’t sure how, or what to do with it.
Suddenly winter was approaching and I was still without my scarf – but no longer! I bit the bullet and simply turned it into a basic, narrow Infinity Scarf… however that felt a little plain to me. Enter Anna Maria Horner and her class on Creativebug which teaches you how to very simply add a crochet edging to a scarf.
A ball or two of perle cotton later and…
It’s lovely and long – I don’t like to be strangled by my scarves, and the narrow width is perfect to reduce the bulk. I wore it yesterday under my denim jacket and it was the ideal weight!
The simple crochet edging is enough to jazz it up without being over the top – no ruffles here please. As a bonus, now I know how to make it, I can add a border to just about anything – towels, embroidery, mini quilts even!
I just adore the little owls and hedgehogs all over my scarf. I can tell that I will be getting a LOT of wear out of it over the coming months.
Now I just want to crochet everything! It’s the perfect occupation for my hands (apart from English Paper Piecing of course) over the snuggly winter time ahead.
Where could you see me adding this trim? Help me out with some ideas in the comments.
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