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Hello fellow crafters!
I can't believe March is almost over and April's on its way... I think I won't be making woolly items for some time, as right now I'm busy testing a pattern for a friend and I'm working on it with thread, and by the time I'll be finished (should I manage to get through it) it'll be quite warm, soo... well, not a big deal, as I already have some lovely cotton/linen/&such stashed just waiting for some nice projects, but before that I want to show you my latest wool items. 
Today I'll write a bit about this Dragon tail scarf, or Drachenschwanz - doesn't that sound great? I've discovered it thanks to MariaGrazia Berno's FB group "Uncinetto tunisino, questo sconosciuto) and made it following an amazingly simple tutorial by the very talented Veronika Hug (Nata, you should find this interesting). I strongly recommend those of you interested in Tunisian crochet (and not only) to check out her YT channel: I don't speak German, but her videos are so good you can just turn the audio off and follow the images to understand how to make the stitches. I'm in awe of such talent, I must confess. Anyway, this was my first attempt at this project and I found it quite simple; the stitch is easy and once you get in the flow it just comes natural to make it row after row. So here you have a stitch that's almost as easy as the Tunisian simple stitch, but with a lacey look that makes the scarf look a bit special.
Only thing I'm not completely satisfied with is the width of my scarf: I decided to use some stash yarn I had ("Giada" by Mafil), but 220 g/880 m worked with a 10 mm hook proved to be not really enough to make myself a big, cosy Dragon tail. I tend to think of it as a Lizard tail. ;) Anyway that's just my problem, had I a bit more yarn the final item of course would have turned out bigger, so next time I buy yarn without a project in mind I'll make sure to get more, given my taste in scarves and such! 
And no, I'm not a yarn addict (Meredith, I told you I understand you).

Another time I'll write about the other wool project I've finished, but that requires a post all of its own...


  1. Lovely colors with a beautiful pattern !!!!
    Have a nice week !

  2. Very pretty! I like narrow shawls so the shape is perfect to me. I know Veronika Hug and I have two of her books ("Haekeltuecher" (Crocheted shawls) and "Drachenschals effektvoll gehäkelt" (Dragon shawls crocheted effectively)) but I didn't know that she also makes TC video tutorials. I've bookmarked this now, thanks for the link, dear! Have a wonderful week, Nata xxx

  3. Wow it's beautiful! I'm in awe of your tunisian crochet :) Enjoy your thread crochet :)

  4. Meravigliosa questa sciarpa con il punto tunisino,stupendo il filato..sei sicura che non l'ha persa una fata dei boschi?Bacioni

  5. So very beautiful. Just as the name suggested, the scarf looks like a gorgeous dragon tail:)

  6. Not even a little bit of a yarn addict? Really, I know I am not alone here! Your shawl is gorgeous!

  7. OOh what a fabulous shawl - amazing colours and beautiful stitches - even more inspired to get the tunisian hook out soon!
    Ali x


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