Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Starbella Yarn Scarf

All the patterns online for Starbella Yarn is for knit projects, but you actually CAN crochet with this yarn.

This pattern is what I found from Primier, but modified a bit because I don't like the ruffles quite so big.

First, how to use the Starbella Yarn with a crochet hook -
1 - Stretch it out and untwist (a constant thing with Starbella yarn, but you get used to how to hold it if you mess around with fingering enough).
2 - You chain by inserting your hook in the first top loop, then loop the 2nd loop and pull through, then next loop and pull through, et al.
3 - You make a sc by inserting hook in st, pull next top loop through, then pick up the next top loop and pull through both.
(8 minute video on the starbella website here.  In fact, this video gives you a pattern to go by, but it's not the one I'm posting.)

If you don't want to watch the video, or it doesn't work for you, then here are some pictures I took of the process.

Step one: Pull from the ball and separate so you can see the netting.
 Step 2: Insert hook along the top loops/holes of the netting (this is what you crochet with) - first 1 and 2 loops
 Pull the 2nd loop through the 1st loop, creating the first ch st.  Repeat this to continue a chain


So, using the top loops, I simply...

ch 10, sc in the 1st ch
*ch 10, sc in las sc *
repeat from * to * until it's as long as you want it to be.

When finished, finish off by pulling the un-separated yarn through a final loop and pulling tight to make a knot.

This is my final in the color you see above.

Hope that makes sense and you enjoy it!

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty! How many skeins did you use?

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  2. I have looked at several ways to make this scarf and your instuctions are the best so far. Great job. I am making one now as I set on my front porch with a glass of red wine.

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  3. Thank you for posting this! I had only seen knit patterns for this scarf, I'm happy someone posted crochet. Thank you!

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  4. Did you use markers at the beginning and end of each row? The video I watched said to do this and it was a pain so I just knit them although I prefer to crochet.

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  5. I just finished my scarf using your pattern! Awesome! Thank you!

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  6. Do you use an entire skein of yarn for this pattern? I seem to have a very long scarf and haven't used the whole skein using a different pattern I found on Youtube. I'm going to make the next one using your instructions. It looks a bit fuller than the one I've just completed.

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  7. Are you crocheting the 10 sc into each row as you go up? Or just attaching at the first and last stitches, leaving it open in the middle?

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