Thursday, March 24, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I'm joining some parties that show what crocheters and knitters are working on and not yet finished.  I've finally chosen a larger project that I can't finish in one evening.  lol  And I LOVE it.  So pretty.

It is called the Queen Anne's Lace Scarf.  

Isn't this gorgeous?

I know I've mentioned many times that since I taught myself to crochet last month via You Tube videos, I often struggle with written patterns.  I need PHOTOS!  lol

So starting this pattern was a BEAR.  Oh boy, did I start and stop many times.  I kept looking at the finished projects of others on Ravelry, and my creation just did not look like theirs.

Well, my dears, it wasn't supposed to. It is quite ugly as it starts out.  In desperation, I searched online and found a very dear blogger who took photos and explained step by step.  This angel blogs here:

Bless her!!  Thanks to her help, I got this rolling on our trip back from Dallas and I'm working on it a little each night.  Just LOVE it!

Here is the free pattern:

The photos no longer show, but scroll down to the directions OR go check out the above blogger for the photo tutorial.

If you want to see a zillion projects of this scarf by other crocheters, check out this link on Ravelry:

Queen Anne's Lace Scarf Project Photos on Ravelry

(I hope this works for those who aren't free members.  If you love crochet and knitting, you can join free!)

I can't wait until I get a little better, perhaps start writing my own patterns. I am going to remember those like me who learn just a little differently than every one else.  Pictures are key!!!  lol

I'm joining these parties:

WIP Wednesday's with Tami Ami's and Other Crochet


I hope to have this done by Friday!!  (Have to decide just how long I want it - so far I have 42 motifs....)



  1. Thanks for visiting me! Love your family pics. One of your boys looks like you and the other looks like your husband. I think that's so cool!

    And I am impressed! Just a month and you are attempting the Queen Anne's Lace??? Holy've got more guts than I do. It took me quite a while to figure that one out. I can't wait to see what you are doing a year into it! xoxoxo

  2. That's gorgeous! What a beautiful color choice. You taught yourself just last month and are already doing pieces like this? Awesome!

  3. It looks so good! I actually have something just like that in my Ravelry queue.

  4. I'm with Marie, you are doing so well!

  5. You are soooooo right!-- this is gorgeous. And the colors are amazing. Beautiful job, Cheri!

  6. This is beautiful Cheri! So happy to hear that you have joined those of us who like to get their hooks into yarn!

    Once you get going with written patterns, there is a lovely curly wurly scarf pattern on a blog called fruitfulfusion - you might like it.


  7. great WIP and thank you for your lovely comment on creJJtion!
    Love, Maaike

  8. This turned out beautiful! And the stitching is so uniform it looks like you've been crocheting forever! Nicely done :)


Thanks so much for your lovely comments!