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Finished crocheting the second scarf in this month’s kit. I want to say that I really enjoyed crocheting the two Metallic Scarves. I found myself having a hard time walking away once I begin working on them.

The kit arrived with the pattern, which included two complete sets of instructions (one for knitting and one for crocheting), and a skein of topaz and raspberry colored fine sports weight yarn. I only crochet, but it is nice to have the option for people who enjoy both.

The pattern was composed of double crochet(Double Crochet)with a beautiful pattern worked in the middle. I have seen this design called snowflakes and spider stitch, and probably many others for it is a popular pattern. I have always enjoyed working this pattern and think the end result is elegant.

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I used a size H hook to crochet the scarves and the pattern was marked easy. So far, all my kits have been marked easy with the exception of one that was Intermediate. This works for me because I was looking for easy, quick projects to works with my more advanced ones.

I must caution in one area, when I was crocheting the yarn tangled easily. When I was pulling the end out of the skein, it would come out in huge knots several times. If I had to do it over I think I would take the time to roll the skeins into balls before I begin crocheting. If it was not for the fact I would have rated this kit a 10, but because of the yarn  get tangled so easily, I rated this kit a 9.

For those of you who are in the club with me, there is a tutorial below on the basic Spider Stitch. As you read through the tutorial keep in mind this is a tutorial to help you understand the stitch better and not the pattern for the scarf above.

Spider Stitch Tutorial

Crochet 16 chain stitches

Row 1: Crochet in the 4th chain from hook and double crochet in each stitch across. (13 double crochet) (pictured below)

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Row 2: Chain 3 and then double crochet in next 4 stitch, Chain 3; skip next double crochet, single crochet in the next stitch, skip one stitch, double crochet in last 4 stitch. (pictured below)

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Row 3: Chain 3 and then double crochet in next 3 stitch, chain 3, skip 2 chains, single crochet in the next three stitches, chain 3, double crochet in the last 4 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 4: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 2 stitch, chain 3, skip 2 chains, single crochet in the next 5 stitches, double crochet in the last 3 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 5: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the second stitch, chain 3, skip next two chains, single crochet in next 7 stitches , double crochet in the last 2 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 6: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 2 stitches, chain 3, skip one single crohcet, single crochet in the next 5 stitches, double crochet in the last chain, and next 2 double crochet. (pictured below)

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Row 7: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 3 stitches, chain 3, skip one single crohcet, single crochet in the next 3 stitches, double crochet in the last chain, and next 3 double crochet.  (pictured below)Image

Row 8: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 4 stitches, chain 3, skip one single crohcet, single crochet in the next stitches, double crochet in the last chain, and next 4 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 9: Chain 3 and then double crochet in the next 5 stitches, chain 1, double crochet in the last chain, double crochet in the last chain, and next 5 double crochet.  (pictured below)

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Row 10: Chain 3, Double crochet in each stitch across. (You will end with 13 double crochet)

If you have worked this pattern before tell me how you enjoyed working it. If you are in the Annie’s Hook & Needle Club I hope this tutorial helps finish it.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.