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!