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 :)