There are times when, however how much you care in planning a top-to-toe look, something just misses. You may feel there should be more color or the neckline will look bare.
Most people have managed to collect a considerable number of scarves over the seasons and often one of these will serve to answer the problem.
However, good silk scarves are now very costly and an inexpensive way to improvise one is to buy a square of the fabric and hem or fringe the ends. This way you can get a completely plain scarf in exactly the color you want. The same can be done with a square of the fabric in which your outfit is made and used to soften a neckline or even tie into a turban. A splendid compromise for hat-haters!
Better yet, add some touch of chic into your scarf by coming up with the perfectly designed scarves that were exclusively made by you.
Sounds impossible? Think again.
With the goodness of alternative sewing methods that are readily made available today such as crocheting, creating a trendy and chick scarf is not so impossible to produce.
All you need are some yarns, preferably those that are classified as “worsted-weight” yarn (any color will do), a pair of scissors (small), yarn needle (those with “big eye”), and some “G-crochet hook.” And do not forget the patterns. A good material will be totally useless without the right crochet scarf pattern.
Always keep in mind that choosing the best patterns for your crochet scarf is more than just visual images. It lays the foundation of your work. Without it, you cannot simply start on your project, not unless you are so genius that you can actually create something without even having to consult the experts.
Once you have gotten them all together, you can start sewing your scarf right away. However, not all crochet scarf patterns are created equal. There are some patterns that may not work for you, especially if you are just trying to get your hooks ready and head for crocheting.
To have a better understanding of the area, here is a list of some tips in choosing crochet scarf patterns:
1. Choose the right size
Theoretically, not anybody may be bale to wear the scarf if the size is wrong. For instance, a too short scarf will not make any good as a too long scarf. Hence, it would be better to create a crochet scarf of the appropriate size and length.
2. Taking measurements
Before you buy a crochet scarf pattern, it is best to take some of measurements. Some people contend that because it is just a scarf, taking necessary measurements is not necessary. What they do not know is that creating crochet scarf is like driving a car without a fuel.
3. Choose the right pattern
One of the best things about crochet scarf patterns is that the instructions that are entailed together with the pattern. They are clear, simple, and technically easy to understand even by someone who has not yet tried crocheting in their entire life.
4. Choose the right yarn
Having a good yarn is next to having a good pattern. Nearly 8 out of the 10 people, who were into crocheting and were asked about the importance of the yarn, have contended that getting a good yarn is one of the most vital elements in creating a really good scarf.
The kind of yarn that you will choose will put so much impact on the product. For example, for more pizzazz, try to use metallic yarns in order to project a more sophisticated and trendy look.
5. Choose a pattern that will best work for you
This would mean that you should also consider your capacity. There are many cases of crocheting scarves, wherein some people, who have started the project but were not able to finish, have decided to quit simply because the pattern that they have chosen were too complicated based on their level of expertise or knowledge about the craft.
If you are a beginner, or not yet had much experience, it is much wiser to go for the quick-and-easy or simple-to-make styles that most patterns include. Make a roaring success of these. Then you will be that much better equipped to take on m ore ambitious styles with equally good results.
The bottom line is that, as you gain experience, go for some new feature or technique with each new project with better patterns. Keep in mind that it is better to use some patterns that should not be undertaken until you have developed a fairly straight eye and skill in crocheting. Take it all in easy stages.