Thursday, August 15, 2013

Easy Beginner Chunky Crochet Bow Toddler Scarf


Procrastinating is one of my many useless talents, and while perfecting my craft I saw a little girls scarf on Pinterest, the blog and tutorial (found here) are great but it was a knitting pattern and I don't knit heck I barely crochet... barely.  But I still thought it was too cute not to try so instead of exercising, cleaning or doing anything on my long to-do list I decided to make a scarf.  It has a bow, so I'm claiming insanity based on sheer cuteness! 


My great grandmother taught me a few crochet stitches when I was 10, but I hadn't picked up a hook since that summer until about a year ago, I won't date myself by admitting just how long that has been but it's safe to say it's been AWHILE!


So I watched a few you tube videos and made a few small things, but I've never tried a scarf.  I decided dipping my toe into those waters by making a small scarf for my favorite little diva.


And she loves it!!!


I don't know anything about crochet patterns so I just started experimenting.  I'm sure there are great patterns out there, but if you are a newbie like me and want to try something simple this is how I did it.. and trust me if I can make it ANYONE can.


For the scarf I chained 11, then turned and double crochet back through the chains, chaining one at the end before turning and double crocheting back the other way. I just went back and forth until I got the length I wanted for my little one, for her it was about 50 rows. Then I single crocheted around the entire edge to finish it off.  For the yarn a used a super soft chunk off white yarn (From Walmart) and a J hook.  For the bow I used a chunky grey yarn and the same hook.  To make that, you just make a rectangle and cinch the center together with yarn to form the bow.  For this bow I chained 15 (because I wanted it wider than the scarf) then turned and again double crocheted into each chain, chaining one at the end and continuing to make rows until I liked the size (5 rows) and then finished the edge all the way around with single crochets.


To attach the bow and hold the two sides together, I used the ends of the yarn I tied around the center of the bow and threaded them through the top scarf piece, then pulled those through a small button directly behind the bow.


Because the scarf is so chunky you don't even need a button hole, you just slip it through a stitch in the center of the bottom side of the scarf.


The yarn cost less than $6, pretty cute for a few dollars and a little tv time!


I can hardly wait for fall so my little munchkin can wear it!  We really need to get her to break out of her shell... haha!

  If you are looking for a cute, easy project this is a definite must try.

PS.. If you are a REAL crochet expert (unlike this super newbie) I welcome any advice :)

Enjoy,



9 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! I am a fairly newbie. My grandma taught me knit and crochet both. I have several friends who want me to make this for their daughters and pay me to do it. Are you ok if I make and sell using your pattern? Of course with giving you all the credit on the pattern! :)

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    1. Kayla you are too sweet!! I am no expert, in fact I totally winged it, but it turned out so cute I had to share. So absolutely use this to make some in fact please make a bunch and enjoy!!!! I love helping out other women and wish you tons of success :) Thanks so much for checking out my blog, please come back soon and let me know how they turn out!!!

      Take Care, Lindsey :)

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing, this is absolutely adorable!

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  3. This is absolutely adorable!!! I'm going to try to make this toddler version and then possibly experiment with an adult version! I'll let you know how it goes!

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  4. I made up my own pattern for that same knit scarf! Instead of using a button, I made a hike for the bow!
    I used super bulky yarn. And rows of 10, about 5 rows in, I dc 3, ch 4 skip 4 and dc the last 3. Ch 1 and turn, then crocheted across for a total of 10 again. I just repeated this until I reached the length I wanted. Then made a bow and stitched it about 5 rows up on the other side. When worn, the bow goes the the hole and keeps it secured

    Hope that makes sense

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    1. Oops. Silly phone. I ment a hole for the bow, not hike

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  5. Finally one that I can make, as I'm relearning the things my grandmother taught me. Thank you for the great idea now I have to get busy!!!

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