Friday, April 5, 2013

Stash-Buster #28 - Gray Ruffly Cowl Scarf

Remember the small bits of yarn leftover from the Happy Scrappy Afghan?
Well there was a little more gray than the other colors,
 so the Gray Ruffly Cowl Scarf was born.
Made with with puff flowers (Aren't you glad I didn't use granny roses?)
 from the Easy Makes Me Happy free tutorial here.
But these have been changed to eight petals instead of six for ease in granny square conversion.
Joined together into a continuous loop using the join-as-you-go method.
With a border of:
Row 1 - sc
Row 2 - hdc
Row 3 - three dc and a bobble
Row 4 and 5 - sc
Row 6 - *Double V-stitch
*1 dc, a ch, 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc all in the the same stitch
then skip a stitch and sc then skip a stitch and another *dvs
Please note: the dvs trim is only one one side, the other side has a row of dc's.
I'd like to tell you that this was part of the design; however, it was not.
Shhhhhhhhh...don't tell anyone, but I ran out of yarn;
that's the beauty of the stash-buster, I suppose. :-)
(It's our secret, right?)
Found an old button in the button stash.
(Surely this one must be a Norwegian button, don't you think? :-) )
 The Cowl Scarf can be buttoned low or high as the button fits into any random space.
The edge can be folded over to make a "collar",
sort of like a vest,
tucked in as a scarf.

It's another stash-buster, it's part of this challenge:
Click on the photo and you will be taken to all the info.

Oh and also, be sure to check  CAL page for a new idea for the granny roses by Eve.
These could be a great stash-busting idea too. :-)


  1. Very, very pretty. I love the idea of using it as a vest. :)

  2. Hello Astri, WOW that is a very very beauitful Ruffly Cowl Scarf. I love the flowers and they look just like the starting of the Something Pretty flower clusters or Bobbles. Hugs Judy

  3. Det var lekkert. Jeg er så imponert over produktiviteten din. God helg "over there" D

  4. I love the one button look. Flowers are very spring inspiring!

  5. it's lovely Astri and would have looked just as nice with the granny roses :)

  6. It looks great tucked into your coat. A very pleasing stash buster - Well Done you. Here is a 3D flower tutorial if you need a break from roses!

  7. You truly amaze me Astri with your variety of projects. This scarf is so pretty and I love it both ways. but especially with the nice.
    blessings, jill

  8. So pretty - and what great ways to style the non-matching edges! (Congratulations on NOT buying any extra yarn to make the edges match. You are a woman of iron self-control.) :)

    Your new background looks lovely and adds just the right touch of softness.

  9. Oh Astri,its sooo wonderful.I would like to have this scarf,it`s to cold in germany ;0).
    Have a very nice weekend.

  10. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! I always look forward in seeing all your new scrappy projects...can't wait to see what is in store next!!
    xx Shari!

  11. Det var eit fint og annleis sjal:) Så flott med gråfargar til blomstrane:)
    God helg til deg!

  12. What a great scarf Astri. I love anything with granny squares. You did a great job on the border.


  13. Ohhhh Mrs Astri...thi sis so cute ,I love it .....wonderful idea....seeing so many beautiful projects....Love them all.Happy weekend !


  14. Astri, it is absolutely charming! I love it!

  15. Oh I love this... there are so many ways to use it. It look so elegant in the last picture...beautiful!

  16. Beautiful and very wearable! Love the way the grey sets off the accent colours of the flowers. I think grey is my favourite neutral for the way it makes other colours really glow and sing. E x

  17. C'est très élégant et en plus très pratique, cela se prête à un ensemble de positionnements très variés. Sympa !!!!!

  18. It does look like a vest. Very pretty! Happy day. Tammy

  19. I appreciate each and every one of you and thank you so much for leaving the sweet comments! I'm a little behind on checking on all of you due to quarter end responsibilities at my place of employment. I will be checking in soon. :-)

  20. OMG!! That is so beautiful!! Every time I visit your wonderful blog my to-do list gets a little longer :) I love the bright pops of colour mixed in with the grey.

  21. Just gorgeous , love the way you can change the look depending on the outfit! Emma

  22. Beautiful scarf ! Love the gray !

  23. Skjerfet ble kjempefint!!! Du er utrolig rask med heklekroken! :-)