|short wear-folded 3 times|
So I made this scarf for Spring because there's still a little chill in the air sometimes and I wanted to have something to hug me...sort of.
Now, I'm all about the DIY lifestyle. You have control over what you will wear and how it will turn out....love that. I actually dyed this scarf in strawberries which was another fun thing for me to do.
You guys know how much I LOVE pink, but I wanted a blush pink nothing bright; just something sweet and pretty. And I just couldn't find that shade I wanted in my stash and I didn't want to buy more yarn...I have enough that I need to use up already so I used this organic cotton yarn which was undyed and dyed it with berries...but that's a whole other post.
This was a freestyle, out-of-the-blue design that turned out kinda cute and I wanted to share it. I wanted one of those new scarves that they sell but I didn't want to buy it because I find that they are a little costly and It wasn't gonna be used a lot.
I wanted something light in weight and stringy or drapey so I worked from the length of it first; I made it as long as I wanted using a chain and worked on the width from there. Stopping to single crochet in 3 middle sections; to give the scarf stablilty.
You can wear it long or short (as the pictures show)...as a regular scarf or an infinity scarf. It's up to you and your style.
|light weight and pretty|
|long wear-folded in 1/2|
8 oz organic cotton yarn (any color)
2 yards embroidery floss
size D crochet hook
Ok, let's go (see stitch guide below, if you need it):
- ch 102, place a marker in each of the last 2 ch (that will be marker in ch #101 & ch #102)
- repeat Step 1; 3 more times; so you should have a long strand of ch divided into 5 main stops (2 ends & 3 middle sections)
- 1 sc in the second ch from hook and next ch; (that's 2sc at the end of the strand)
- ch 100
- 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch (where the markers are)
- repeat step 3 & 4 across every row; until you get the width you want; (this scarf is very stringy...so the more rows you make the better it looks when it drapes on your neck)
- after you get the width you want; working on one end: work 6 rows of sc to give the scarf a little stability at the end; fasten off
- now join the yarn to the other end and do the same as step 7.
Your scarf is now finished.
You can sew the ends together in a fancy stitch with the embroidery floss; to make it into an infinity scarf or you can leave it as is.
|ends sewn together with embroidery floss|
|1 section to end|
chain (ch): yarn over, bring yarn through loop.
single crochet (sc): insert hook through ring or stitch, yarn over, bring yarn through 2 loops.