First Project with Denise Interchangable Crochet Hooks, Pattern & Review!

Hello friends! I’m back with my first project using my new Denise Interchangeable Crochet hook set. I had mentioned how much I loved my Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needle set that I got 12 years ago and the nice folks at Denise sent me the Crochet set to try!

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I am happy to say that I enjoy the crochet version as much as the knitting set and I really love the fact that the cords, extenders and stoppers can be used from set to set! The crochet set is great for Tunisian crochet and you can add cords to the hooks and work pieces as wide as you like without the weight on the end of a long hook. Here is a demonstration and review of the Denise Interchangeable Crochet set if you want more info. I filmed it the first time I took out the hooks and used them, yeah, they are that easy to work with.

In the video you see how I work a 3 color Tunisian scarf. Skip to 4:40 in the video if you need to see the technique. If you are unfamiliar with the Tunisian Crochet technique I have a video here.

For the scarf I made I used Lion Brand Homespun in grey, Funky Fir, and Incredible ribbon yarn. I had picked up the ribbon and fir yarn at the dollar tree a few years ago, I bought 3 balls of every color they had, for a buck I new I’d use them eventually:) Those colors are what you will use for the main body of the scarf. For the edging I used Sensations Thick and Thin wool/nylon blend yarn, it feels like crocheting with a cloud it is so soft!

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The pattern!

With a size 15mm (US19) hook chain 10 with Homespun.

Pick up the ribbon yarn and work the Tunisian stitch in the 2nd chain from the hook (see video at 5:40 if confused)and in every chain after that to end. You should have 9 stitches on your hook.

Pick up the Funky Fir and work the 3rd row of Tunisian crochet (working the yarn off the hook until 1 stitch remains)

Now you are back to the first color (homespun grey) and you will continue working in the Tunisian pattern switching colors at the end of each row until the scarf is as long as you like. End on a grey row.

*Note the colors are carried along the edge so you do not need to cut and rejoin the yarn. Feel free to substitute for any bulky novelty yarn you have on hand.

Edging:

Using the Sensations Thick And Thin yarn and a 12mm (US 17) hook start on one corner of the scarf and HDC all around the edge of the scarf. I like to chain one at the corners to help square it off. If you have a long stitch on the sides you might need to put 2 HDC in one stitch. Just make sure your edging is not making the scarf bunch or pucker and you will be OK, it is kind of like making a sculpture. Goodness, I really have no business trying to write a pattern now do I? Slip stitch at the end to join, I did not chain 1 on the end corner.

Here you can see both sides of the Tunisian crochet scarf, the left side is the back or wrong side and the right hand side is the right side.

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So you might be wondering why I put the edging on. Well, the sides were already straight and neat (you can always use an edging to neaten up wonky edges) but in this case I felt that the scarf was a bit to skinny and I thought it might have the tendency to stretch when worn so the firm edging would add some interest, width and reduce the amount the scarf would stretch. Also it was a way to use up another clearance ball of yarn I have been hoarding LOL! I have a feeling I am going to be crocheting through a lot of the horded yarn now! You can find out more about the Denise Knitting and Crochet sets at http://www.knitdenise.com/ Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Green Sneakers Template Winner!!!

Happy Monday! We have a warm rainy day up here in Maine, no point washing the floors with the muddy dog tracks that will abound today so that means a little more creative time for me! I’ll be back in a bit with a crochet project (perfect for a rainy day!) but first I wanted to share out Green Sneakers winner and her lovely comment:

Wow! This is such a great site. So much to send our imagination into orbit. I would chose the Portfolio Template and the Kreate-a-lope Envelope template. My 94 yr old mom would have a ball with these. Something we could do together, when she is not making cards.              ~Sharon Hannifin

Aww, I love that she makes cards with her mom. Sharon, check your email for prize details! Last Monday I asked me readers to choose what Green Sneakers Templates they wanted to win and I have to say it was an enabler-fest, I kept finding myself checking out the templates you guys were picking, I have quite a wish list myself now LOL! I guess I should take advantage of the 20% off coupon that Green Sneakers is offering: Lin20 but I better not wait (and neither should you) because it is only good til Thursday the 21st! Below is a pic of some of the envelopes you can make with the Kreate-a-lope rip and flip envelope templates. If you don’t have an easy way to make envelopes I cannot recommend these highly enough!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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