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It’s the middle of summer and all I want to do is crochet hats and scarves.¬† Don’t ask me to explain. ūüôā¬† I’m using recycled sweater yarn for most of my projects, though I do have a few unused skeins that were thrift store finds, years ago, and I’m itching to start working with those as well.

Lately, I’ve been drawn to simple, chunky, textured patterns.¬† To get the chunky feel I’m going for, I crochet with two or more strands held together.

Today’s project is a scarf, crocheted from yellow yarn salvaged from two thrift store sweaters.¬† One sweater was the color of butter; the other a little paler.¬† I love the way the two colors blend together to create the perfect shade of yellow.¬† I think that using two very slightly different colors enhances the texture of the scarf.

Buttercream ScarfThe cotton yarn is soooo soft.¬† I love cotton.¬† And I love yellow.¬† I can’t actually wear yellow–it doesn’t suit me at all, sadly.¬† I guess this one will be going into my Etsy shop, which I’m hoping to open back up soon.


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