A couple of months ago I posted about a blue scarf that I had made. Unfortunately I was never really happy with it….too wide, not long enough etc. So, I “frogged” it. I couldn’t help buy Google this term to see where it came from and Wiki had this to say:
Frog can be used as a verb. In this sense, “to frog” means “to rip out stitches.”
When used this way, the word is slang, and it is also a play on words. It pays tribute to our amphibious friends, the frogs, and their choruses of “ribbit, ribbit, ribbit”. When you discover a mistake in your crochet work, you rip it, rip it, rip it – hence, you frog it.
Now that I’d made one scarf, I had more of an idea about what I wanted….you know, narrower, longer…. In the end, I mixed two patterns that I found on the internet. The body of the scarf uses this wonderfully easy pattern. I used 4 ply merino yarn, with a 4mm hook because my tension tends to be a little tight. I also went for the narrower version of 44 stitches. Maureen Scarf
The beautifully detailed ends use this pattern. Since one of the ends of my scarf was scalloped, I first did a row of ch 6, sc, ch 6, dc across. Richelieu Scarf
I finished the sides off by single crocheting along both edges. I looks more ‘finished’ this way. And you definitely need to press the scarf, as mentioned in the Richelieu pattern.
And I can happily report that my new scarf had it’s first outing today, and performed wonderfully! 🙂