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Lorna Brown

Oh thanks so much for this, your scarf is lovely - I can't wait to get stuck in. It's mouthwatering, reminds me of Opal Fruits!

Lorna x
ps quite envious of your fantastic gourmet Valentine's day!


Thank you thank you thank you!
This is On My List of Things To Make.
xxxx Heather

Kate Bruning

Oh my gidddy aunt - heaven!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I need to sit down and sort out my making stuff list so that I can add this one somewhere close to the top.

Katie Willow

How can you possibly be SO talented! :-)


It looks amazing. I'm going to give it a try for sure.
Thanks for sharing.

Hands in Delight

What a beautiful scarf! I love the colors and who doesn't need to whittle down their stash, righ?!?


Thanks for this great idea! I'm going to try one, but I am still considering working with a smaller hook, although that would mean making more squares.. so, a lot of work :-|.
How many squares did you use?
I prefer using the magic adjustable ring to start, that way there's no holes in the middle of the squares :). (a tutorial is found here: or can be found on youtube here:

Candace Mantle

Hi I have stupidly started a blanket with little squares! Rough estimate I think I am going to need 1K squares! How many squares are in your scarf?


I LOVE LOVE LOVE this scarf! I'll mention your blog on mine if you're ok with that.

p.s. I love your drawings as well! They are so fairy-like!


p.s. do you mind if I use one of the pictures of your scarf on my blog so I can show why people MUST visit your blog? (-:

Alice Best

this is just beautiful.... I'm thinking I must make it very quickly... then I was looking at your other crochetness and saw the zig-zag granny scarf!!! Granny anything is my favourite and I'm going to have to make that one too!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for so much inspiration... I'm torn between wanting to read you blog and crochet!!!!!


Hi Vanessa
I have just discovered your lovely lovely blog and this wonderful scarf. Thank you so much for sharing your detailed instructions! Will be visting here more often from now on! Anna


What a pretty scarf, and such gorgeous colours, love the tablecloths too. I've never been good at crochet but this looks so tempting and maybe I could do it.


Love it!!! So cute!!
Can't wait to whip one up with all my scraps, you are very clever!


So cute! I have so many solid wool scraps, this will be a great scarf for my daughter.

Debra Evans

Thank you for the pattern - the colours are lovely together. I hope to make one some day. x


That is GORGEOUS! I have to do this over the summer! I just clicked over from WhipUp and I would love to link to this in my next Crochet Roundup. Off to explore the rest of your blog…


THIS is the best scarf I have EVER EVER EVER seen. Accompanied by really wonderful instructions and GORGEOUS photos. WOW. You are totally rad. Thank you. I will make one. I will. x


the scarf u made is so beautiful..the colors u used are amazing.... excellent job..lov ur blog


I TOTALLY love this scarf....and a friend sent me a link to this last year and I've never forgotten it .... problem is I lost the link ... I've looked for about 8 months ... and now finally we found it.... YAY now I can make it....It's stunning!!!!!!!!


It is a wonderful scarf (you have really great ideas).

Cathrine Jonsson

Thank you, it´s fantastic!!! When I´m ready with my Granny Square blanket I have to make this scarf for my 2 daughters. In Sweden where I live, Granny Squares are getting really hot in fashion.
Thank´s for the inspiration!


what a great work! it's a good thing to wear so many colours, when it's grey and cold outside.

thanks for the tutorial. I'm linking, i hope you don't mind.

many greetings, doro.

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Nice. I love that scarves. But i am very much fan of Burberry Scarf. Last week i have brought 10 pairs of scarves online form US big shopping mall. Log on to the website to watch these.

Patty Boyd

I adore this and want to make one for my granddaughter. I'm new to knitting & crocheting so I have a dumb question -- what does "DK" yarn mean? Thanks so much.

Gi at Pashmina Shawl

I love the design.. It's so cute! :)

Pati from London

What a lovely scarf! I am really enjoying reading your blog. Thanks for your great tutorials!! So much to do and so little time.... x Pati


How do you join the squares? at the end or join as you go?

scarf accessories

wow...You have gorgeous color collection.the colours are fantastic, everyone should have a new autumn scarf to show off.

Marcia Rock

Wonderful site you have created!! Love it and all the crocheting and knitting you do. But can you tell me where you get your beautiful yarn??? Your paintings and illustrations are fantastic! Will pass your ideas and patterns on to my friends. Keep making more please.


Wow! I haven't done much crochet but this looks so much fun, I think I might have to give it a go when I finish some of my WIPs - thanks for the pattern :)


I like this scarf................very creative...................


how do you put the squares together?


Sorry to be such a latecomer to this party... this is really a beautiful piece of work! So fun and whimsical!

Kari Denison

All the itty bitty color! I want to eat it up! I am stopping everything to start this scarf!

the sydney girl

love this scarf! so colourful!


Very cute! So neat that all the squares are quick to make and use stash. Thanks for sharing:)

Boyle Julianne

I hope you don't mind but I shared this post on my face book page with links coming back to this blog.It's So beautiful. If your not cool with please let me know and I will take it down.

Dolly Sarrio

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pattern. It is beautiful.


Cutest hand man scarf ever created.

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There is nothing old fashioned about the hot tubs nj skiing however, as Zermatt leads the Alps in terms of material of tub.


Aw, this was an extremely good post. Spending some time and actual effort to make a great article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and don't seem to get nearly anything done.


this is reg edging.
can we let it free or
make a nice edging with sc.will it look good with sc

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon