Smoke Ring in Crochet

You may remember I happened upon a great little yarn shop a while back. . .

See that skein in the center in back?

Presto-change-o! A new scarf. πŸ™‚

I like a long scarf but I also enjoy wearing a scarf that will drape softly at the neckline without a lot of bulk. This yarn was perfect for a style that I would call more of a “smoke ring” than a cowl. These days, cowl scarves are often quite large and can double as hoods. I may try one of those soon but will need more than just one skein of yarn.

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I wasn’t planning to match the smoke ring, but these earrings I made in the middle of my scarf project coordinate nicely.

I think they make a pretty set!

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Details: I couldn’t find a lacey crochet pattern that matched the vision I had in mind for this design, so I decided to wing it. I made up a pleasing pattern; stopped at a length I liked; and then gave the ends the moebius twist before sewing them together. I do recommend bamboo yarn. I have used it before, but this particular brand was new to me and it was beautifully soft and a pleasure to work with!

Hugs,

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Smoke Ring in Crochet — 12 Comments

  1. Wow, what a perfect match! I love making mobius twist cowls. I hate the ends of a scarf getting in the way and the cowl is perfect and the mobius twist adds a bit of interest.

    Make a chain 25 inches long and join being careful not to twist the chain. crochet around and when you get to the join go round again, but in the bottom of the chain. Now just keep going round till its the width you want. One skein is plenty. There are ways to add texture. Let me know if you want more info.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Boy, from a person that can’t sew a stitch, that scarf is gorgeous! My favorite colors – blue, green teal and purple – ahhhhhh. I love it.

  3. Thanks guys! πŸ™‚

    Carol, I will definitely need more than one skein of the yarn I’m planning to use – as it’s a dk weight, on the low yardage side, and I want to make quite a long cowl next time. I’m thinking it will be one of those very drapey ones that I can easily double or triple around and still have it look full and generous.

  4. Very very pretty. You are way too talented! Love the colours they look great together, speaking of things from the past, did you ever finish that circle pillow? I’m still waiting to see how that turned out!

  5. Thanks, AmandaSue!
    The round pillow is about 2/3 done. Part of the problem is that I am making a matching square pillow at the same time. When you add scarves (for gifts) and Christmas ornaments to the mix – there are always a few things “standing in line” – waiting for their turn to be worked on! LOL Once the holidays are over though, I will try and focus on the round pillow! Thank you for asking. πŸ™‚

  6. What a pretty set, I bet everyone just loves you handmade gift that are made with love. I don’t even know what a mobius twist is or how to sew or crochet either.
    I remember the cute little yarn shop and the helpful ladies that worked there.

  7. Goodness, you’ve been a busy bee! This is soooo gorgeous! What a perfect match Crystal…I think your subconscious was at work here, because they truly look like they belong together. Your work is just perfection!!! Oh, and I love those colors! xoxo Paulette πŸ™‚

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