Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sashay Crochet

What fun it is to sashay crochet! 
You may already know about this art form using a boutique yarn in variegated colors to 
create gorgeous ruffles, forming a crocheted scarf.
 
If not, you can learn by viewing the video.
It is sooooo easy and quick, yet looks complicated. With the Pink Scarf Project in the works this year, I learned this technique and finished my pink scarf to send shortly.
You can see on the model how it would look when worn.
The strands of yarn comes off the ball to look like this~
Then as you work with it, you open the strand to see the lacy yarn. It is within the lacy holes you create the ruffles.
It only takes one ball of yarn to make and complete one scarf.
 
So for under 5 dollars, a gorgeous accessory can be created.
 
  The length totals approx. 62" long.
 
You could make it shorter if you wanted, by ending sooner.

 However the longer length would be gorgeous on a coat or dress.
 
Here is my finished scarf for the Pink Scarf Project! Miss Manny is our model.
 
Look how pretty on a white blouse.
 
You can't see it in the pics, but on the ruffle edge is a pretty silver thread running through for a really nice effect.
If you would like to create a scarf for the Pink Scarf Project, purchase one, or whatever you choose, there is still plenty of time to participate.
 
Visit Vicki, at 2 Bags Full to participate.
 
 
I hope you give Sashay Crochet a try.
 
It takes about one hour to create a scarf and is so easy you'll be making them to give as gifts or thinking up creative ways to decorate with them too.
 
Have Fun!
 
Celestina Marie

27 comments:

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Wow Celeste, gorgeous! Yes, don't you just love love love that type of yarns! I discovered it about 3 or 4 years ago and made a couple of scarfs in between. Recently a brown one for only 3.95 euro LOL! And I get compliments everywhere. I just love the looks of the frills. It's so feminine and happy looking. You took a gorgeous colour for yours. So so pretty! It's a nice thing to do in the evenings with quick result. Happy crocheting ;-D
hugs and have a great day!
Ingeborg

NanaDiana said...

That is absolutely beautiful. It is the one handicraft thing I have never tried- well, that and knitting. It is gorgeous- I think I have to learn how to do that this year- xo Diana

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Oh, what a lovely scarf for the PINK Scarf Project!!

I've been wanting to try this yarn for a while now...and just got some last weekend...in PINK! I'll be trying it soon! ♥

Old Time Cindy said...

Looks very pretty. I know nothing about crocheting, but I can knit a scarf. That's about it for my knitting skills though.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Tina Eudora said...

Really beautiful yarn Celestina! I had not heard of Sashay crochet but will definitely check it out soon!
Have a wonderful winter day Celestina!
Tina xo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, how fun is that?! I first saw someone in the airport working this yarn and had to stop and ask about it. So clever. And gorgeous!

Donna said...

What a beautiful scarf, Celestina! And for such a wonderful cause. It does look complicated though! I learned simple crocheting when I was 9, from my mom. Single and double crochet. But never how to read a pattern. So I've not tried again for many years! Your mannequin looks oh so fashionable!!

Kelly_Deal said...

What an absolutely gorgeous scarf!

Wanda said...

Hi Celestina, I just left the Polka dot closet blog, where I won the dress form, I really can't believe that it happened. I saw your comment and wanted to come and say Hi. I hope all is well with you, I see you are making beautiful things as usual. Love the pink and ruffles are sooooooooooo cool. Big hug TTFN

Dorthe said...

It looks so beautiful, dear Celestina and so perfect for dear Vicki`s project!--I never saw that yarn here, but maybe I just have to ask!
Someone will be so happy to wear this lovely piece.
Hugs,Dorthe

Pedro Luis López Pérez (PL.LP) said...

Una preciosa bufanda con un preciso y precioso diseño.
Un abrazo.

Createology said...

I can hardly comment to tell you how beautiful this pink scarf is for wanting to rush to my local store for some of that yarn. I have seen lots of people wearing these but had no idea of how they were made. Very Pretty in Pink to donate. Blessings dear...

Annette said...

It is the first time I see your blog!I love it!I will keep follow it. Complimenti e a presto :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
Looks really nice but it is all synthetic; acrylic and polyester. Wish they would do this with linen and silk! The feel would be a lot better.
Enjoy your projects.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

cynthia lee designs said...

What a beautiful scarf!! I've been making these..working on a soft blue one right now. Not sure that I've seen the pink yarn around here, but I'm going to look for it. Your's is perfect for the Pink Scarf Project!!
~Cindy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OH it is gorgeous, what a sweet donation! I'm off to watch the video..I have never crocheted, but this scarf is worth learning!!

Carol

vicki said...

Oh oh oh-- I'm so excited dear Celestina!! Your scarf is absolutely stunning- such beautiful shades of pink!! Thank you so much for this gift from your heart and hands-/ it's going to be so loved! I have a special post full if beautiful scarves going on my blog at the end of the month// I think yours will most likely be here in time for that post!!

May I use some of your beautiful photos to show the scarf when I link to your blog?? Thank you -- I'm just gushing with gratitude!
Vicki

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Friends, Just wanted to jump in here to say that this yarn can be found at JoAnn's. And, there are several tutorials when you click on the video link with different ways to crochet the same look.
Have Fun!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Celeste,
I am so inspired by your beautiful crocheted scarf. It's so soft and feminine. I am in San Diego awaiting the birth of my sons first child and have so much time on my hands. It is such perfect timing for me to discover your delightful post. My next trip to town will be to buy some yarn and a crochet hook.
Blessings and thanks so much for sharing, my sweet friend.
Carolynn xxx

Maria said...

ciao Celestina,il tuo blog e' meraviglioso...complimenti ti seguiro' con vero piacere...buona giornata !!!!!

DeeDee said...

Beautiful scarf and a great contribution.. Love it Celestina...

1CardCreator said...

What a beautiful scarf you made, the colors are perfect! This is such a fascinating technique too! I just popped over to see the tutorial, it actually looks doable even with my limited skills, ha ha.
I was surprised to see the yarn itself has the open weave stitches already done, I was trying to imagine how you did that with what looked to be thin threads. Definitely will make my TTD list this year. Thanks so much for sharing. ~Diane

izary said...

nie próbowałam tej techniki, a szalik wyszedł zjawiskowo , pozdrawiam

Ginny said...

I had to laugh! Your scarf was so pretty and so I went to the youtube video and that lady made it seem so simple....Yeh, I don't think so...not for me anyway!!! And then I received my surprise Birthday gift!
What can I say?
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Kerri said...

Oh I love the colors of this pink scarf! ...and that yarn appears to be really silky and soft. Are you back creating in your studio now that the holidays are over? I sure am and I'm glad to be back into my routine. I wish you the best in 2013 :)

xoxo
Kerri

romance-of-roses said...

Oh my goodness, Celestina, this is so pretty and dainty, love it. What a beautiful scarf for some lucky lady. I have posted a pic of myself when I was 16 come on over and visit me. A little story with it. Hugs, Lu

tina said...

I love pink! This is fantastic!