Ikea Kool: Tallort Blanket Scarf
is a little trial run.
I got my mitts on
a little Japanese crochet book the other day,
that uses fabric strips (rather than yarn) to make
hats, scarves and bags.
The scarf that really caught my eye
is a beautiful voluminous creation
made from a Tartan blanket.
It looks incredible.
I really want to make the Tartan version,
but I thought I
would try out the pattern on something
that I wouldn’t get too upset
over in case
the pattern didn’t work.
So here’s my effort using a
Tallort Ikea blanket
not soft, light or fluffy, but it crochets well enough.
And it’s cheap.
The scarf is really simply to make;
a) Cut your blanket strips 3.5cm wide*
b) Chain one long strip ( long enough to hang to the bottom of my ribs)**
c) Crochet loops (15 chain stitches each) all along the top & bottom of your base strip.
* tie your strips together leaving small tails on each knot.
** leave 30 cm tails either end of your scarf to use
to tie the ends up together.
Now unless you fancy
a big statement piece like my
Ikea Cotton & Jute
one which is surprisingly weighty,
I recommend using a nice light weight
I will be trying this again soon, but with a nice light Tartan blanket.
Watch this space!