After coming back from our little holiday in Finland this August, I was desperately looking for a new CROCHET project to change things up a bit and challenge myself. I had thought about a crochet scarf pattern for a while but felt like I hadn’t yet found the right one for me. I had scrolled through Pinterest and multiple blogs until it finally hit me – why am I not looking through my favorite designers on Instagram?! So I found my way to the beautiful feed of Darling J’adore and knew instantly I’d come to the right place! Sierra is such an amazing maker and designer, and ALL her patterns are like pieces of art.
So I decided to grab myself a copy of the Isla Scarf crochet pattern, and it was SO GOOD I finished my first scarf in a few days and have already started a second one. The different textures look incredible together and nothing was too difficult for an adventurous beginner like me!
Yarnwise I went with Phil Rustique by Phildar – I had already used the yarn for a knit shawl I made earlier this spring and knew it worked perfectly for projects like this. It’s a mixture of cotton, linen and viscose, and super easy to work with. The texture of the finished product is airy and light, and the yarn really brings out all the different details of the scarf!
I’ve taken my time with the second scarf as I find crocheting it exceptionally relaxing and soothing, and I secretly wish I could keep this project forever. Or I guess I’ll just start a third one once I’m finished! I often find myself knitting instant gratification projects that take an afternoon to finish, so reaching out to the world of crochet and really enjoying the process have definitely been some of the best things with the Isla scarf!