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Hi, everyone. Not sure if this community is still active, but for what it's worth, I'd like to share a few photos of the Hogwarts scarf I just finished.

My girlfriend requested Slytherin colors in the original pattern. I'm a novice crocheter (and can't knit at all, damn my left-handedness), so I went with an easy-to-use yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted, two skeins each of Forest Green Heather and Grey Heather. After several google searches failed to come up with a satisfactory pattern, I struck out on my own, and settled on doing double crochet with an I hook for a fairly open, flexible scarf.

My pattern was as follows:

In green, with an I hook, ch 28. In the 4th ch from the hook, dc. Dc in each ch across for a total of 25 dc. *Ch 3 for turning chain, turn, dc 25.* Repeat between * four more times for a total of six rows of green. (This gave me an 8" x 3.5" stripe.) Change to gray, *ch 3, turn, dc 25.* Repeat between * five more times for a total of six rows of gray; change to green and repeat.

To get the length my girlfriend wanted, I ended up with a total of 23 stripes, starting and ending with green. (If I do another Hogwarts-style scarf, I think I'll try 8 rows of dc in each stripe for a broader, more authentic look.) The scarf turned out to be a healthy 90" long, not including tassels, and I still had plenty of yarn left over (I used perhaps 300 yards of each color). Took a total of twelve hours over three days.
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Date:November 5th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh that is nice. I am making a griffindor scarf right now in crochet and I used worsted weight. Maybe I would have been better off using a thicker yarn...might have been quicker...hmmm.

I'll post pics of mine when it is done.
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Date:November 5th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see pictures! Good luck with your project.

I think what made mine go quickly was doing it in double crochet.
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Date:November 6th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
That rocks :D

I made a friend of mine a Slytherin scarf this past January... I did POA style (she wanted it), thus making me want to make one for myself... Hufflepuff colors, though.

Still working on mine... :\

Anyways, yours looks great :)

I used dc on my friends and mine as well... somehow I'm finding it the PERFECT stitch for stuff.. not too big and not too small :D

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