Ratification by Katherine Durack


May 2016
Light Fingering ?
Gauge is not crucial for this project
3.5 mm (E)
5.0 mm (H)
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To mark the 100th anniversary of its founding, proceeds from sales of this pattern during June 2016 will be donated to the Historic National Woman’s Party (NWP) at the newly designated Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.

After Congress passed the 19th amendment to the US Constitution, suffragist Alice Paul devised a clever marketing plan to persuade male voters that women would still be women even if they got the right to vote. The campaign featured photos of Paul and other NWP members sewing stars to the NWP flag, 1 star for each state that ratified the amendment. This muffler, Ratification, celebrates the work of Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party in gaining suffrage for American women.

Ratification combines traditional crochet stars appliqued to a lacy Tunisian scarf and is an ideal project for the crocheter who wants to learn a couple of new techniques. Gauge is not crucial for this project. Use a standard crochet hook in a size that will yield firmly stitched stars, and a larger Tunisian hook that will produce a scarf with tidy stitches and a nice drape.

Choose a wool or wool-blend yarn in fingering or sport weight for a cozy winter scarf, or select cotton for a lightweight summer accessory. One 50 g skein of yarn in each color of New England Shetland is enough to make a scarf that measures about 10 inches (25.4 cm) x 62 inches (157.48 cm). The larger, more vivid scarf shown was made of yarn handspun by Kimber Baldwin of Fiber Optic Yarns (fiber colors: Ft. Knox, Natural, Vineyard).