New Project!

Hello everyone! I am so excited about today’s post! This is something I’ve been brainstorming and putting together for a while now and I am finally ready to share it!

Many of you know that I love to crochet. It is what I do in my spare time and it is my go-to stress reliever. There is something so relaxing about the feeling of the yarn, the repetitiveness of the stitches, and the satisfaction of seeing a project through to finish. One day, as I was trying to figure out my next project, my kiddo had the idea to combine crochet with my other favorite pastime: reading. We started brainstorming and came up with this.

My new projects will be to make scarves (and possibly other things, but scarves are my favorite) inspired by my favorite cover art. First up, we have The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. I always loved this cover art (and the book is amazing, you can read my review here) and when I found this yarn, it was all over. It’s just perfect!

The pattern is taken from the Aran Isle Throw pattern by Yarnspirations (you can find the pattern for free one their website) – it’s meant to be a blanket, but if you stop before it gets too wide, it also works as a beautiful scarf pattern. I did double the length of the pattern though, just so it would be long enough since the yarn itself was fairly thin. The yarn is Cotton Kings Sultan Deluxe in the color Argyle Pink.

My original thought was to try and sell them once they were finished, since I really don’t need more scarves. I had an Etsy store once, selling crochet items and jewelry, but it never really took off. Honest question: do you think anyone would be interested in buying bookish scarves like this? It would mostly just be to cover materials and so that I don’t have a million scarves piling up in my closet. Honestly, that is the main reason. Since this helps with my anxiety (and is cheaper than therapy), I crochet a lot and already have so many things.

I have two other books so far that I will be making scarves for. One is probably about halfway done and the other is still in planning stages, although yarn has been purchased. I would also love to get recommendations for other book covers to turn into crochet projects – the more colorful the better! Let me know what you think and I’ll get to work!

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2 replies

  1. Awesome idea! Don’t know how feasible it would be but I bet if you did them as a ‘book and scarf’ bundle at craft fairs etc they would go well.

  2. It’s gorgeous! If I didn’t live in a place where winter clothes and accessories were anything more than just to make a fashion statement, I would definitely buy some. I don’t think I’ve seen scarves inspired by book covers yet.

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