I recently participated in the Fall Pacific Northwest (PNW) yarn crawl. I only went to three of the 7 or 8 shops that participate since I have three small children to cart around with me, but that’s probably good, because otherwise I would have bought entirely too much yarn! I just love love love local yarn stores. Sometimes I dream of opening one myself and then I remember just how much work that would be and the fact that I would have to work a regular schedule (something I’m not at all good at).
Anyway, I picked up some Liberty Wool Light yarn from Rainy Day Yarns in Gig Harbor in two different colors. I let my kids choose and am making them scarves. I took the opportunity to do some experimenting with Tunisian crochet, which I’ve been wanting to do for a while. After plenty of trial and error I came up with this nifty diamond pattern for my son’s scarf
Since I made this for my almost-3 year old, I finished it off at 51″, though with 100g of yarn (2 skeins) you can make it up to 73″ long. This scarf is narrow enough that you don’t need a special Tunisian crochet hook, but can use a standard crochet hook size F.
I’m also currently working on a scarf for my daughter, also in Tunisian crochet. When I finish that one, I will post a little more about the design process as well.
This diamond tunisian scarf pattern is now available in my shop!