The Vanilla Bean Scarf is a chunky,
lofty, and easy to crochet scarf. It uses a variation of the cluster
stitch called the “cluster v” stitch (from the "Crochet Geek") Chunky yarn
and a simple stitch pattern yield beautiful results. A perfect scarf
for gifting, and suitable for beginner and seasoned crocheters alike!
6.0 mm (J) hook
2 Skeins Bernat Alpaca Natural
Width-5 inches wide
Length-as long as you like
dc: Double Crochet
1: In the 5th chain from the hook, work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the same
space. Skip two chains and work 2 dc, ch2, 2dc in the same space,
skip the next two chains and work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the same space,
then one dc in the last chain.
2: Ch 3, turn and work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in each of the chain 2 spaces
from the previous row (center of each cluster). At the end of the
row, finish with a dc (the chain 3 from the previous row)
The people who owned the farm were nice and super knowledgeable and answered all kinds of questions. They had been shorn recently and looked so cute! They sell roving and yarn undyed so when they all stood together you could get a good idea of the spectrum of natural colors...deep browns, chestnut, cream, black, and shades of beige.
Here's a beautiful cream colored alpaca, and here's another color I thought was lovely...a warm chocolatey brown.
They had two llamas too and passed by the fence to say hello to us. I didn't realize it before then how much bigger they are in comparison to the alpacas.
Hands down this guy was my favorite...shaggy and look at those teeth! He definitely had some personality,
he stuck his cute little face through the fence to say hello too...
quite the charmer!
A fun little field trip for a yarnie, a good time was had by all!
Fresh from the needles, I was feeling a little experimental...here is a variation on the Baby Bear Hat. I love this pattern because it is so fast and easy and the cotton yarn for this particular hat is perfect for warm weather babies! In case you missed it, here's the pattern: