Thursday, December 23, 2010

Easy Peasy Crochet Scarf

I wanted to make something special for my good friend Jeanne for Christmas. We are both originally from sunny Southern California and this Pacific Northwest winter weather chills us a bit, so I thought a crochet scarf would be perfect. You see, I'm a beginner even though my mom is an expert. Some things run in the family, some take a little longer and more work.

I found this pattern for a single crochet scarf at the Lion Brand Yarn website. They called it a Wedding Favor Scarf. I call it an Easy Peasy Crochet Scarf. Here are the directions.

Easy Peasy Crochet Scarf

ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet


Ch 121
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 12o sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across
Rows 3-14: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.


Weave in ends.
Add fringe if desired.

I chose to use Lion Brand Homespun in Fiesta colour. It made a beautiful, nubby, multicoloured scarf. The yarn is twisted with a tight thread holding the twists in place. On the down side, I found it very difficult to use and hard to pick up the back loops without splitting the yarn. On the up side, it hides a multitude of errors. Not a bad thing for a beginner like me.

Do you have any patterns to suggest for a beginner like me? My hook is itching to get started again. -- Margy


  1. Looks great, Margy. No one would know you're a beginner if you didn't tell them!
    All the best for you and yours, at Christmas and in the new year.
    -- K

  2. You did a marvelous job. It looks wonderful. Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you much joy.

  3. That looks lovely, might even have a go myself. Merry Christmas to you and yours and here's to a great New Year xxx

  4. Merry Christmas Margy. The scarf is beautiful, I'm sure your friend will appreciate it.

  5. It's beautiful! What a lovely gift. It will definitely come in handy in the upcoming chilliness. I did not get my mother's talent in sewing, but I've recently begun to try again. It makes me feel closer to my mom.

  6. I just signed up for my SECOND knitting/crochet class. I learned knitting the first class and this time, I think I'll concentrate on crochet. This looks like a great scarf to learn on. Thank you!

  7. It's a beauty! Well done. I got a beginners book last month, but haven't tried any of the patterns yet. My father-in-laws wife showed me a how to do a circular pattern - I made an ugly hot pad as practice. My mom was wonderful at crochet - used to make me all sorts of stuff (including a granny squares vest when I was 12 which I really liked) and a whole dress at 15 which I didn't like at all :0 .
    She claims she doesn't remeber how to do it any more, but I might ask her to show me anyway...the tactile memory might kick in.
    I saw a scarf with granny squares worked in every so often that I thought was so cool. And tea cozies...I wanna do one of those.
    I'm looking forward to your next creation.