Monday, December 19, 2011
I made this scarf a long time ago...maybe 3 years back. Anyway, I listed it in my Etsy shop and recently someone asked how to make it.
The great thing about this scarf is the colors. You can wear it with a lot of things. Maybe not everything, but I wear it all the time. Even though there are several colors and several ends...there is No weaving...YAaY! I really love stripey projects but really hate weaving in those irritating ends.
This would go great with the Colorful Stripey Mitts...you could make a matching set. All you need is a few scraps of leftover yarn...another great project for getting rid of those pesky leftover balls rolling around in the bottom of your stash basket or bag.
This is a simple pattern great for beginners. All you need to know is a sc and hdc. I use half doubles in a lot of my projects. I guess it's my favorite stitch.
So here you go:
Worsted weight yarn (I used about 10 different colors)
Size G crochet hook
*No yarn needle needed this time*!!!
4 inches wide
60 inches long (not including fringe)
not as important for this project
You will leave at least 7 inches of tail when starting and finishing each color. These tails or ends will be the fringe. Change colors for each row.
You can substitute dc instead of hdc for a wider scarf.
Row 1: Working in the back ridge, Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each ch across. (180 sc) Finish off. Turn
Row 2-10: Attach new color with sl st to the last stitch worked from previous row. Ch 2 (counts as first st), hdc in the next st and in each st across. Finish off. Turn
Row 11: Attach new color with sl st to last st worked from previous row. Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Finish off.
Cut two 12 inch strips of each color. Attach one strand of each color to the end of each row. (Match up the colors) You will have 3 ends for each color on each end. Braid each set. Refer to the photo.
Please leave me a comment if you have any questions. Enjoy!