I met a woman a few weeks ago who was crocheting a scarf. I asked about it because I fell in love with the scarf immediately. So cute and whimsical!
She told me, TOLD me, how to make it and where to get the yarn. That’s how easy this is. No pattern. My next stop was the referred Hancock Fabrics, where I loaded up on different selections of the yarn. I went home and made my first one. It took under two hours. Better than that, it’s so easy, now that I’ve done a couple, I’m down to one hour. And a bonus, it only takes one skein of yarn!
Next time you’re near a Hancock Fabrics (or anywhere you find this yarn), grab your favorite skein, but get more than one. ‘Cause, trust me, you’ll be back for more in additional colors if you don’t load up on it the first trip. Also, grab a size H or I crochet hook (unless you already have one).
Are you ready to make the scarf? This fun yarn has a ball of yarn every couple of inches along the length of it. You simply chain stitch, balls and all, until it’s as long as you’d like, making it look like a caterpillar. (At the beginning of your chain, simply leave a “tail”. See that at the beginning of mine with a ball at the end? You’ll need that to tie the end of the yarn with when you come back around to finish. We’ll get to that later.) Put the chain around your neck and stop “chaining” when it’s long enough.
Mine are about 55 inches when I stop chaining. At this point, simply turn around and put your needle through the last chain you stitched, then count down your yarn strand two sections (which means the section after the second ball down the strand).
See where my fingers are holding the strand? That’s where you need to loop the thread and draw it through the two loops on your needle. That’s a single crochet stitch.
When you pull the thread through the two loops, you are left with one “new loop”. Put your hook through the next chain stitch, count down the thread to the section past the third ball, loop it, and pull it through the two loops on your needle. Then put your hook through the next chain stitch, count down the thread to the section past the fourth ball, loop it, and draw it through the two loops on your needle.
Now you simply repeat over and over again, working down that original chain stitch, inserting hook through the chain, and looping the different lengths through it. Guess what? If you aren’t consistent or get mixed up with which length’s “turn” it is, so what? Who would ever know? That’s the beauty of this scarf, all those flouncy loops randomly in place.
When you finish looping through all your chain stitches, just cut what’s left off the skein (won’t be much, I promise) and pull the end through your loop on your needle. Take this yarn end and tie it off with the beginning yarn end, as I mentioned earlier. I knot mine three times to secure it. That’s it! You’re done!