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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. 🙂  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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