Monday, 8 September 2014

So the Hat Said to the Scarf...

"What you up to?"  "Oh nothing", replied the scarf....

Just Hanging Around!  


 
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Do you want a quick project for a last minute gift?  Here you go!  This scarf works up in no time at all!  Sure to please for kids, teens, adults, boys, girls, whoever.

Very simple, very fast.

Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.




Just Hanging Around
      
Kids/Teens/Adults Simple Striped Skinny Scarf


Materials:  About half a skein main colour worsted weight yarn (aran/10ply) (I used Stylecraft Special in “Aster”) and a smaller amount of contrasting colour (I used Stylecraft Special in White).  You will also need your trusty 4.5mm crochet hook, and a yarn needle and scissors.

Gauge:  not important but mine was 12 sts and 9 rows dc with 4.5mm hook.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; Rep = repeat;  Beg = beginning; prev = previous.

The scarf is so simple to make.  The only thing to keep in mind is to make your starting chain looser (use a bigger hook if need be) so that the scarf does not pull on one side.

Row 1:  With your trusty 4.5mm hook (or larger if you need to), make a foundation single crochet of whatever length you require.  For the Teens scarf I made 150.  For a 5-6 year old, I’d make around 120, and for an adult, probably around 150-180 or longer.

Rows 2 and 3:  Ch3, dc to end, work 1 dc into top of beg ch from prev row, Change to White on the last st, Turn.

Row 4:  Ch3, dc to end, work 1 dc into top of beg ch from prev row, Change to Blue on the last st, Turn.

Row 5: Ch3, dc to end, work 1 dc into top of beg ch from prev row, Change to White on the last st, Turn.

Row 6:  Ch3, dc to end, work 1 dc into top of beg ch from prev row, Change to Blue on the last st, Turn.

Rows 7-9:  Ch3, dc to end, work 1 dc into top of beg ch from prev row. Fasten off, weave in all those ends.

Lastly, if you want a fringe as in the picture, cut strips of yarn about 1 yard long, (you will need 24-26 of these) fold into four.  Take one end and thread it through the edge of the scarf at regular intervals, thread the ends of the strips through the loop you just made and pull to tighten.

Gather all the edges of the fringe together or lay them out flat, and trim evenly.

There you go, a super-fast, super easy, last-minute gift!

©AG Handmades 2014




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