Many, many, many moons ago, when my girls where little, they used to love crocheting with me on winter weekends.
would decide what we were going to make on a Thursday evening -a bag, a
pillow, a scarf - always something quick and easy. I would stop at
Checkers (supermarket) on my way home from the office on Friday evening
and pick up a few balls of yarn in the colours they had chosen.
(Checkers still stocks this yarn today - it is called Chick and is
probably the equivalent of the Red Heart Super Saver in price and
I would make up the patterns as we went, often
sharing the pattern with friends whose daughters also liked the
crochet-along mom and daughter routine! (Most of these "patterns"
were never more than hurried scribbles on scrap paper)
a few days ago I was chatting on Whatsapp to my friend who now lives in
Cape Town, and she sent me a photo of herself wearing a scarf. "Kyk
wat kry ek in die stoorkamer" (look what I found in the storeroom) she
said! One of my little patterns she had made with her girls about 16
years ago! "Ek wil weer so een maak" (I want to make another) she
said! "Kan jy onthou hoe?" (can you remember how?). Hhmm -
Picked up my hook and some variegated and an hour and a half later ......... ta-dah
So much fun!
Made another so that I could write the pattern - of course I had to add a bit of extra flair to this one!!
At less than 100g for an adult scarf (probably about 50g for a little girl's scarf) this is a perfect project to keep little hands busy on cold or rainy afternoons!
The scarf takes very little time to crochet, making it a great "rescue" when you need a gift in a hurry!
Busy tidying the pattern up (my friend in Cape Town is doing a quick test for me) so that I can share it with you in time for next weekend!