Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ruffle Yarns: Fine Mesh

"Fine Mesh" Self Ruffling yarns do not have the clear loops to work into that Large Mesh yarns do. When working with Fine Mesh Ruffle Yarns, stretch out the yarn so you can see the mesh. You will be inserting your hook along the top edge of the mesh as you work leaving the bottom edge to form the ruffles.

Fold the short end of the yarn lengthwise about 1 inch over itself and insert your hook from front to back about ¼ inch from the top of the mesh, through both thicknesses of the fold. This is like your starting slipknot with regular yarn.

You are ready to begin following the pattern below, however each time you would yarn over with regular yarn, you will insert your hook from front to back, about ¼ inch down from the top and 1 inch from the previous loop (find step by step photos after pattern). As long as you stretch the Mesh open each time you are going to insert the hook, you should be able to find a good spot.

Remember, the exact placement of your hook is not very important because your stitches will be hidden under all those fun ruffles. Try a few rows until you are comfortable with working with the Mesh yarn and you will see how easy it is to work chain and single crochet stitches, while creating beautiful, easy ruffles.

Some "Fine Mesh Yarns" include: Knitting Fever Flounce, Rosetti Flora, Katia Sole or Ondas, Premier Flamenco, Bernat Twist & Twirl, Lion Brand Ruffles, Estelle Frill Seeker
Designed by Laurinda Reddig
Skill Level Easy
Finished Size
4.5 inches by 29 inches (including ruffles)

1 skein mesh yarn, 100g
I or J hook (or whatever size you can comfortably fit through loops, mesh yarn will stretch to fit larger hooks)
Tapestry needle and Scissors

6 sc = 1.5 inches (without ruffles). Gauge will vary depending on the yarn and hook, but this is one place it really may not be all that important, as the ruffles will stick out way beyond the actual stitches.

Pattern Notes
Crocheting uses the mesh yarn faster than knitting, and a finished scarf is not as long as with the other types of ruffle yarn. So this pattern includes a hole in one end to pull the other end through, creating the Cowl.

Row 1: Insert your hook into Mesh yarn (as described above), ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and each ch across. (6 sc)

Row 2 – 70: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 71: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, ch 4, sc in last sc.

Repeat Row 2 until the last full row before you run out of Mesh yarn. Finish off and weave in all ends.

Single Crochet (sc) in Fine Mesh Ruffle Yarn Tutorial

Insert hook into both loops of next stitch.
Yarn over by inserting your hook from front to back, about ¼ inch down
from the top and 1 inch from the previous loop.

Remember to consistently turn your work
in the same direction to create a spiral.

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