Last November, when Interweave Crochet sent out a submissions call for Crochetscene 2015, one of the storylines started with these words: "We know you sit in front of Doctor Who feverishly crocheting Daleks. Send us your out-of-this-world designs that embrace your inner nerd."
Who could resist a call like that? Not this crocheter! Almost immediately the idea for the Oodles scarf was born:
|Background photo copyright Sue Perez. Inset photo copyright Interweave Crochet/Harper Point Photography; used with permission.|
Inspired by a favorite alien species, Oodles can be worn all kinds of ways: as a casual cowl, a ceremonial sash, a cozy scarf, or a multi-wrapped neck warmer for those chilly interstellar nights. Thread the tendrils through the crochet “wormhole” for maximum effect, or let the wavy ends blow free in the solar winds. (This lovely bit of deathless prose excerpted from my submission blurb.)
|Photos copyright Sue Perez|
Just three stitches - chain, single crochet, and double crochet - are combined in back-loop only and front-loop only rows for delicate texture and maximum impact. At one end, the scarf narrows before bursting into a flurry of Ood-like tendrils; at the other end is a "wormhole" through which the tendrils may be threaded to take the scarf from flat to infinity.
|Threading the tendrils through the "wormhole"....|
Photo copyright Interweave Crochet/Harper Point Photography.
Used with permission.
What else can you find in Crochetscene 2015? Let's ask Marcy Smith, the editor: "Here’s a quick overview of the features in this issue, designed to empower newbie crocheters and engage advanced crocheters: Get Your Geek On features innovative designs that embrace our inner nerds. Fresh Takes has wonderfully stylish projects to wear anywhere. Siren Song is our oooh-la-la section, with lacy delights that maybe you can’t wear just anywhere. For when there’s a nip in the air, we have a range of accessories in Another Layer. Our DIY Bag feature has instructions for mesh bags in several sizes. And just for fun, we have a non-crochet Yarn Play section."
Click here to see all the fun projects in Crochetscene 2015.
|Copyright Interweave Crochet/Harper Point Photography. Used with permission.|
What are you crocheting (or knitting or weaving or beading) these days?
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