Good morning! I’m so excited to start on this creative adventure, and I’m sure you are too! This crochet project is near and dear to my heart for several reasons, one of them being that what you create will truly be unique to you and your yarn collection. This is your chance to put your imagination and ideas on full display! If you are looking for a supportive group of crocheters to cheer you on, I’d love it if you would consider joining my Facebook group. You’ll be able to share your progress pictures and get inspiration and tips from the other members. There are a lot of very sweet, creative people in there, so don’t be afraid. <3
Before we begin I’d like to go over a few of the different yarns I used for this project. You may already have some things picked out to use, which is great, but in case you don’t, I’ll tell you what is in my original scarf. Note: I will be using different yarns for the scrappy scarf I make during this CAL, so if the instructional pictures or video clips look different, that’s why.
For the scarf:
Body (warp): #3 Light weight yarn in a cranberry or maroon color (This is main part that you will be working on in today’s section)
Weaving (weft): Lion Brand Homespun in “Fiesta” (This is the yarn that is woven through the double crochet mesh we create today. We’ll start the next part, which is weaving, on Monday)
Fun fur/Foxy (I used Red Heart Foxy in “Aquarium”. I believe this line is discontinued, but you may find some on Etsy or eBay)
A different #5 chunky yarn (I used Yarn Bee Tender Touch in “Amber”)
A fun speckled, metallic strand, or otherwise interesting worsted weight yarn (I used an acrylic, purple fleck yarn, again, no label)
Scraps of ribbon found at a thrift store
Slip stitched swirls:
Caron Simply Soft in “Bone”
Again, these are only suggestions. The beauty of this project is that you get to choose. There is no right or wrong way to make this scarf!
Here is a listing of what you need to complete today’s section:
100-125 yards #3 light weight yarn (I used a maroon yarn that may have been re-purposed from a sweater. It looks like a cotton-acrylic blend)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
Art ‘n Soul Scrappy Scarf Pattern:
Row 1: Ch 146, skip 3 chains (counts as first dc) and dc in 4th ch. dc in each stitch to end of row, ch 3 (counts as first dc of row 2), turn (144)
Rows 2-5: skip first stitch, dc in each stitch, ch 3, turn (144)
Chain 3 to turn once you complete a row. On the final row you can skip the chain 3.
You may add additional rows if you like. You could even turn it into a wrap or table runner!
Once your scarf is as wide as you’d like it to be, fasten off and weave in the ends. You should have a long floppy piece of material that is about 6 ft long.
That’s it for today!
In the next section we will be covering weaving which is probably the most time-consuming part of this project. I’ve just done a simple “over-under-over-under” pattern, however if you have experience loom weaving, you could experiment around with different patterns to achieve a textured look. Check out this fun woven wall-hanging tutorial that shows some different ways of weaving to create added texture. You could try this technique instead of doing the slip stitched swirl pattern over the entire piece.
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