Yup! I’ve FINALLY completed my Halloween Candy Corn Scarf crochet pattern!!! It’s a PDF file, around 815 KB because of the photo added to the pattern. Do excuse the bullet points. Upon conversion of the file, they magically appeared! Give it a try, and please leave some feedback below! 😉 I’d love to hear from you all.
Always, ALWAYS gauge your gauge! It’s extremely critical as we all know, or should know. I’m guilty for not checking my gauge with my crochet projects. I know; give me a failing grade. “F!” But, I do know that I should always use two crochet hook sizes smaller than the one mentioned in the pattern. Well… I didn’t do that this time around…
Remember the Fall Poncho I posted about a few days ago? Embarrassingly, it came out slightly off in size (with respect to the front of it). The front of the poncho is about three inches longer than the back. *Sigh.* If you ask why, I can give you one major reason: lack of focus. Should have followed rule number four on my Zen List!
Anyhoo, don’t be a Debra Lee! Check your gauge before starting your crochet project, and even pay attention to how it’s coming to together. If your baby booty looks abnormally huge, unravel, go down a hook size, and try again.
Howdy! My name is Debra Lee, and I’d like to welcome you to Handmade Crochet Boutique. I’ve been crocheting for five years, and absolutely LOVE it! It would be an honor to share my crochet patterns, tips, and finished products with YOU!
A bit about myself…
I’m a born and raised Texan (“Yee-haw!”) who migrated my way over to Florida (pure sunshine indeed!). I’m a Professional Household Manager, Mother of two sweethearts, and Wife-to-Be of the GREATEST man on Earth. 🙂 Crocheting is my FAVORITE hobby, and has become the perfect platform for earning extra income for my family. Somewhere along my migration to The Sunshine State, I learned how to crochet from a family member. Basics were taught, such as creating a chain, single crochet, double crochet, and making swatches.
Let’s face it – starting to crochet feels absolutely awkward at first! Agreed? Yes! Your dominant hand has the crochet hook, and the inferior hand has this thin piece of yarn weaving through it. Your fingers begin to tense up, and there’s much frustration to come. Chain 20, single crochet in second chain from hook and in the remaining chains. An “Oh crap, I messed up” pops up along the way, so you unravel the ENTIRE thing. “Here we go again!” you say to yourself while holding the crochet hook tighter with anger and unspeakable frustration. Then suddenly, all the chains you created and constant unraveling of yarn becomes a thing of the past, and you createan ACTUAL work of art! All your time and hard work finally paid off. Your new swatch is PERFECT.