I accidentally made one of my favorite projects of all time! I think you should make one too!
OK, so this was my yarn stash. I look at it and all I see are opportunities for texture, beauty and warmth. As a way to clean up my fiber files, I decided to speed crochet some scrap scarves.
It has to be one of the most relaxing and rewarding crafty experiences EVER. I take it with me when I travel, or when I’m watching TV or just need to unwind.
If you are into knitting or crochet, I know you are already doing this, but for those newbies, I wanted to enlighten!
Here is my method, super easy! I would love to do a video, but I’m a left-handed crocheter and I always confuse people when I try to teach! But I did include video links for you within the directions.
I choose about 6 or 7 yarns in contrasting color and texture (either/or/both). It will come out about 4-inches wide and about 85-90″ long.
I used a N crochet hook.
Row One: Chain 150 for long; 200 for Xlong; or -250 waaaayyyy long (use up that yarn!). Make sure to put your hook in the second chain from your hook.
Row Two: When you get to the end of Row One, flip your work horizontally. Put your hook through both loops at the first chain, and do a triple stitch. Do triple stitches all the way in one of the yarns.
Rows 3-7: Each row gets a new color. Here’s where you can see how to change color yarns.
Tie off at the end, add some fringe and you’re done!
TIP: If you have a little bit of yarn but really need to use that color, only do a single stitch or double instead of triple!
Here is how my was looking halfway through. The colors don’t match, but somehow they all work together!
|This is the scarf wrapped twice around the neck, then tied.|
My finished scarf, it’s biug and bulky and super warm! I’m excited to make more of these. My advice – always add in a row of sparkle yarn, it really makes it all POP!
What projects do you make with your scrap yarn?