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Queen Anne's Lace Scarf

Project: Queen Anne's Lace Scarf
Yarn: Premier Yarns' Serenity Garden Yarn, Colorway 4
Fiber Content: 100% Microfiber
Hook: F (3.75mm)

Time to kick off the spring projects with something fun, lacy and easy to make. Ms. Z has been getting into all things girly lately: twirly skirts and dresses, delicate little shoes, almost anything pink, butterflies and jewelry, particularly necklaces.   After finding the Serenity Garden Yarn on sale at JoAnn's I set about looking for a scarf pattern that would appeal to a little girl and be entertaining for me as well.  I'd been itchy to break out my crochet hooks again, so Khebin Gibbons' Queen Anne's Lace Scarf seemed like a perfect match.

I love the colors in this yarn.  They really say spring to me and remind me of the spring bulbs that my mom and I used to plan in the front yard when I was a kid.  Red and orange and yellow tulips, purple hyacinths and crocus.  I wish we got more sun in our yard so that I could continue the tradition with Ms. Z now that growing things are of much more interest to her.

20110411_QALScarfUnroll.jpgThe mottled quality of the yarn gives it almost a hand painted quality.  The fact that it is all microfiber means that it is soft and child-friendly and can go in the wash after it goes out to play.

The crochet pattern is one of those that looks complicated, and does take a little attention when you are first starting, but is easily memorized and easily done.  It requires no more complicated stitch element than a double crochet.  One skein of this yarn made a scarf that was more than sufficient length for a small girl -- and would probably be suitable length for a big girl as well.  This is also one of those patterns that would probably look lovely in almost any yarn you had and with a wide combination of needle sizes.  For Z, I wanted this to be relatively compact and a bit more dense than lacy to minimize the chance it would get caught on things. 

20110411_QALScarfZ2.jpgIt wasn't hard to get her to smile for the camera and pose in her new scarf.  She let me know many times how much she liked the yarn and the colors and insisted on heading off to t he park wearing it.  Such a treat to make things for her right now.  I have a second skein of the yarn and have been thinking of making one for myself so we can have a shared Mama/Daughter accessory...


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