First crochet post

After having introduced myself a bit I decided to publish something crafty. For this post I’ve chosen my latest Tunisian crochet item, a scarf I made following Veronika Hug’s great tutorial (don’t let the language discourage you: I don’t know German, but her tutorials are so well made you can just follow the video and get what she’s doing). I’ve discovered here designs thanks to MariaGrazia Berno‘s FB group “Uncinetto tunisino, questo sconosciuto”. MariaGrazia is a wonderfully talented teacher and designer herself, she really inspired me to study this marvelous technique.

About the scarf: these kind of scarves or shawlettes, depending on how big you make them, are known as Dragon tail scarves (Drachenschwanz does sound cool, too!) and from what I can see they’re something most fiber crafters sooner or later make in their most favourite art, crochet or knitting or whatever they like. The reason for this is probably that these scarves are very easy and relaxing to work at, grow fast and let’s admit it, their unusual, almost eccentric look is irresistable for us odd ladies (and gents too). Last but not least, who doesn’t love Dragons??

For this piece I’ve used 200 g/7,04 oz (880 m/964 yd) of a yarn named “Giada” by Mafil, now discontinued, worked with a 10 mm hook. If you’re not used to Tunisian crochet the combination of a fingering yarn with such a big hook might sound strange, but there’s a reason for this: TC in fact tends to be stiffer than classic crochet, so you usually need a hook that’s at least 2 or 3 sizes bigger that what’s recommended for the yarn you’re about to work. Of course it has a lot to do with personal taste and with the project you have in mind, too, and gauge is always your best friend.

Now, here’s my scarf. It didn’t come out very big, but it’s ideal for Spring, it helped me destashing a few balls of yarn and I love it!


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