Slipster Slackscarf & Headband by Vashti Braha
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Slipster Slackscarf & Headband

August 2010
8.0 mm (L)
200 - 0 yards (183 - 0 m)
3"(7.5cm) by 54"(138cm); easy to change dimensions
both US and UK
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It’s a simple fabric of 100% slip stitches. This elementary crochet stitch is often underestimated nowadays. It’s sometimes called “Bosnian Crochet” although this scarf is not crocheted in the round.

This pattern is a great first step to using my other slip stitch crochet patterns.

Skill Level: Easy.
This quick one-skein, one-stitch pattern is a great introduction to Slip Stitch Crochet. It’s mindless enough that I can make it while talking on the phone.

Even the simplest pattern and stitch like this one results in a fabric with fascinating qualities. I love what this scarf feels like: drapey, stretchy, and flat--not the crochet some people expect, and not stiff like traditional Slip Stitch/Bosnian Crochet either! My favorite way to wear it is wrapped 2 or 3 times as a headband. It looks casually chic.

Choosing the Yarn:
The best yarn would be a fingering/sock weight with some drape, such as some bamboo, milk, soy, rayon, or even enough silk or alpaca content.

For a simple stitch like this, a yarn with some color or surface texture variation is ideal. The pictured scarf looks sueded with shades of mossy green and khaki. These qualities add to its funky casual look.

Pattern is written with:

  • No abbreviations
  • Metric as well as Imperial measurements
  • Instructions for customizing dimensions, and optional stitch refinement tips for the more experienced crocheter

After using this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):
* How to crochet a fashion-quality slip stitch
* The importance of a hook-led stitch gauge
* How to begin with a locking vs. adjustable slip knot
* A fun, quick way to use single skeins of silky sock yarns
* How to work into the foundation chain so that both long edges of the scarf look identical.