I got a muslin scarf with absolutely lovely and subtle prints in beige with brown and pink paisleys all over. Some blue flowers too were strewn around the surface to cut the monotony of beige and brown. While I love the scarf, it seemed too simple for my taste in its current form; a crochet trim would do wonders to it,I thought!! And what better than pink for a girl,whats more, it also goes with the colour scheme of the scarf…
First I made a line of button hole stitches using a pink crochet thread and a simple needle(the needle just big enough to hold the crochet thread,if you plan to make one do note that mulmul is very soft and any large needle can leave a hole in it). I pulled the vertical lines as I moved from one buttonhole stitch to the other so that between two stitches the fabric gets scrunched up and vertical lines were barely visible…just liked this look more than the vertical bars of the buttonhole showing. Also, the muslin fabric being very soft,I had a tough time getting the vertical bars to be equidistand and parallel. This took care of the raw edges too as I turned them one fold towards the back and simultaneously ran the row of buttonholes on them.
Second row was the crochet edging.The difference between the first and second is that the needle buttonhole is stitched from left to right, while the crochet moves from right to left.One also abandons the hand embroidery needle and takes up a crochet needle apt for the thickness of teh thread.I used a 2mm pony needle.
The edging is rather simple.In the horizontal bar of the buttonhole stitch, I added a slip stitch, a single crochet, 2 double crochets, 1 single crochet and finished off each scallop with a slip stitch…continued till the 4 sides had uniform trim.
This is th3 first time I am making a crochet trim for a muslin scarf…the earlier scarf was chiffon.
The long term plan on this would be to make lots of scarves with lovely crochet trims and gift them to my sisters and bhabhis(sister in laws). And then, maybe when I am an expert, sell them in an Etsy shop.As for now, that’s too much to dream, ‘coz this is just the first step and I don’t even have an etsy shop currently :)
Linking it to WIP wednesday!