Thursday, April 7, 2016

Finding Scarf Patterns in Unique Places

In my quest to make comfort scarves for the Handmade Especially For You charity, I have been on a continual quest to find patterns that satisfy the Charity's size and weight requirements. I've searched the web, Pinterest, and Ravelry for many different options and I try out almost every single one! I like to have a variety of patterns available at my disposal because making the same pattern over and over again gets a little boring. In this post, I want to share some of my tips and tricks to finding unique patterns by changing WHAT you are actually searching for.

When I finished my first Queen Anne's Lace scarf, I wanted to keep doing scarves worked in the same way. I tried searching and searching but it was difficult for the search to narrow down images for a crochet technique, so I had to filter them on my own. After a long time of searching, I started having success, not in searching for "scarf patterns," but entirely different things...

This lovely pattern is NOT a scarf pattern. It is advertised as a lace-tape pattern. This pattern is meant to be made with a fine yarn and small crochet hook. So I tried it out with a larger hook and my favorite yarn to see how the pattern would work out.

And, I have to say, it turned out so fantastic, that I made a few!! has many different lace tape patterns that you can most likely turn into charity scarves. AND they are all video tutorials so you can follow along.

Here are some other patterns that I tried from

If you follow me on Pinterest you've probably seen me pin some belts, headbands, and lace tapes because, guess what?! you can use those as scarf patterns too! Here is a list of a few that I plan to try out. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Did the patterns work out for you? Which designs do you like the most?