This post has a great scarf pattern at the bottom to show how sorry I am :)
Anyway, I realized that I needed to get something for my boyfriend's family for Christmas. This was a lot closer to the holidays than I'm willing to admit. I'm pretty proud of what I gave his brother's family: A Where's-Waldo-esque book but with the Characters from the Cars movies for his nephew, booties and a little headband I crocheted for his niece (I wish I had taken pictures, I was so proud of how they came out...and that they fit her), and for his brother and sister-in-law a precious moments figure of a little blonde boy next to a box of tools screwdriver in hand working on a snowman with a John Deere hat on - it was such a spitting image of their son that I couldn't resist.
I made the reindeer ornament in another post for his aunt...then realized I had nothing for his sister and brother-in-law! I didn't find anything in stores and time was running out. Then I thought, "duh, you taught yourself to crochet. Use that craft little brain of yours!"
So I did. I made 2 scarves using the same stitching pattern. They came out (thankfully) looking pretty different though.
Pictures and pattern below:
|Laid out next to each other. I made them pretty long since nobody in his family is short I knew I could.|
|A close-up of the one for his sister. I used one of the multicolored "camo" yarns. Not quite what I had hoped for, but it came out interesting!|
|Close up of the one for his brother-in-law. Forest green, white, black, white, forest green. I was really proud of this one (even though it was pretty simple).|
|They fringes honestly took the most time and effort, but this is also the first time I've actually done them for a scarf...plus my cat, Spartacus, kept stealing the yarn I cut for them.|
Simple pattern, rave reviews (from what I was told at least). I think people always tend to appreciate homemade gifts, which is good, because I like making them!
Best part about it - they got me this awesome really colorful scarf for Christmas! Guess it was a good year for scarves!
Here's the site where I got the scarf pattern: