Thursday, August 16, 2012

crafting with grandma - Quick & Easy Crocheted Scarf!

Christmas is just a little over four months away, which means, I have to get busy making some of the gifts I plan to give away! Classic Elite Yarn sent me some of their wonderful yarn for review, so I used some to make scarves . . . the pattern I used is a very simple pattern - a great pattern to use if you are helping grandchildren learn to crochet - I'll share the pattern in a moment, but first, a few words about the yarn!

Classic Elite Provence yarn is a "mercerized Egyptian cotton which knits into a strong and beautiful fabric. Egyptian cotton has two qualities which make it a great cotton yarn: a very long staple (fiber) length and a small diameter. The long staple gives the yarn strength and sheen; and the delicate diameter means it spins into a soft, smooth yarn. Mercerizing makes a yarn which is stable, takes dye well, and is less likely to shrink." I love the feel of this yarn and the colors . . . the finished scarves drape beautifully

So, for the pattern . . . 
  • chain 200
  • in the fourth chain from hook, dc twice, chain one, skip three chains, three dc in fourth chain, chain one
  • repeat to last stitch and dc three times, chain one, dc three times, chain one
  • skip three chains, three dc in fourth chain, chain one, repeat across and dc three times, chain one, join with a slip in first double chain
  • chain three, dc twice in same stitch, chain one, skip three chains, three dc in fourth chain, chain one
  • repeat to end, dc three times, chain two, dc three times, chain one, dc three times, chain two, dc three times, chain one, continue in pattern for four rows
  • reverse single crochet all the way around, weave in ends
Consider teaching your grandchildren to crochet and then have them make some scarves to give to a local homeless shelter or community clothes closet!

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