Lettuce Edges

I tried an experiment this summer with planter boxes using actual cardboard boxes with fulfilling results.  Although I may have over seeded the area, I have been able to enjoy lettuce all season and it looked so lovely in its confined space that I was inspired to recreate those frilled edges on my new scarf design.

 

Box lettuce

As I have said, I have rediscovered Tunisian crochet and the new stitches I am learning have given me a wider range with which to create.  I wanted a scarf for fall reminiscent of the colors of the changing leaves but with a hint of playful ruffle; not a full spiral twist.  I didn’t want anything that was going to overpower my neck – just give a little added warmth without all the mass.

Just a little frill around the edges

My first choice of yarn was Lion Brand Homespun due to its soft nature and the color I opted for was Fiesta.   I needed a little more strength in the thread so I added my own hand dyed mercerized crochet cotton and then for a little extra sizzle, I blended in a carry thread: Sulky gold, sliver metallic thread.  The result was stunning and exactly what I wanted.  Just 45 inches long.  Adjust the length according to your need (make your foundation chain longer).If you would like to purchase the pattern for this design please click the add to cart button below:

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