This houndstooth scarf was one of my big crochet projects last year. I used this free pattern from the ELK Studio blog. I used a much finer yarn, though, so I had to do more stitches per row to make the scarf the right width. It took me several months to make this scarf. Working with a fine yarn, and switching yarn colors often, took a lot of time, but the finished product was worth it!
Adelaide liked the scarf so much that she asked me to make one for her too. Of course, I was happy to do that! I also made a third houndstooth scarf for my sister, and I gave it to her for Christmas. She is an Alabama fan, so houndstooth is perfect for her.
I really like the houndstooth crochet stitch. It is pretty and classic. Making these scarves was the first time I had ever tried this particular crochet stitch. I ended up liking the stitch so much that I made a houndstooth walker bag too.
Adelaide and I love to wear our matching scarves! I made Adelaide's scarf a little on the big side so that she can wear it for several years before she outgrows it.
What have you been doing lately to keep your hands busy? Are you working on any fun projects?