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Operation Gratitude Scarves 2013 (1-5)
Finished
August 1 2013
November 30 2013
Project info
Operation Gratitude Scarves 2013 (1-5)
Crochet
A U.S. Soldier
Hooks & yarn
6.0 mm (J)
Willow Yarns Cub
2 skeins = 176.0 yards (160.9 meters), 100 grams
July 2013
Willow Yarns Down
3 skeins = 180.0 yards (164.6 meters), 150 grams
494
Gray
July 2013
Willow Yarns Wash
4 skeins = 812.0 yards (742.5 meters), 452 grams
Green
July 2013
Willow Yarns Wash
Gray
Notes

This (the bottom picture) is my first completed Gratitude scarf for the 2013 scarf campaign. The finished size is 6.25” wide by 44” long. I made it by simply using a half double crochet stitch throughout after starting with a chain 15 since the yarn was bulky.

This was also my first time to use Willow Down yarn. It’s primarily Bamboo (89%) with Polyamide (11%), super soft and easy to work with. This is definitely a yarn that should feel great against someone’s skin and be easy to care for with gentle machine washing/drying.

The second scarf (second picture) was made with Willow Cub yarn, also in a half double crochet stitch. Easy to work with, but the color was much more flesh-toned than tan even though this picture looks like the gray one above it.

The third, fourth and fifth scarves (first picture is #3) also used Willow Yarn in Willow Wash, but I chose the crochet Rocking Stitch for this scarf. It was a little hard to get used to, but once I practiced the stitch combination several times it became easy and almost mindless crocheting. It’s worth mentioning that Wash has been my favorite Willow Yarn to work with so far. Scarves 3 & 4 were made using the Evergreen colorway, while 5 was made using Granite.

If you’re interested in making scarves (or other items) for our troops check out Operation Gratitude’s website here: http://www.operationgratitude.com/2010/08/scarf-hat-cool-... for more information about their requirements.

Scarves should be between 5-7” wide and 45-48” long, made without fringe and can be knitted or crocheted.

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Finished
August 1 2013
November 30 2013
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Willow Yarns
Super Bulky
78% Rayon from Bamboo, 22% Nylon
60 yards / 50 grams

46 projects

stashed 64 times

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About this yarn
Cub
by Willow Yarns
Aran
60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic
88 yards / 50 grams

67 projects

stashed 86 times

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About this yarn
by Willow Yarns
Aran
100% Acrylic
180 yards / 100 grams

1247 projects

stashed 670 times

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  • Project created: August 2, 2013
  • Finished: August 2, 2013
  • Updated: December 3, 2013