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Crochet a Scrap Yarn Scarf

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?


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3 thoughts on “Crochet a Scrap Yarn Scarf”

  1. Love this idea! I have lots of bits that I hate to just throw away. This is a great solution. Yours is soooo colorful. Just love it!


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