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Crochet An Easy Scarf For A Warm Gift!

Updated on February 18, 2015
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Welcome! Come In, Pick Up A Hook, Pour Yourself A Coffee!

Hi, I'm Sheila! I've been working on a series of items I call "Decadent Indulgence" because of the yarns selected to do them. In this series, the patterns are kept simple and the yarns are the stars! Of course you can do them in any yarns you wish... it's up to you!

Right now is a great time to try one, because a scarf is a gift of love the lucky recipient can wrap themselves in anytime. A couple of years ago I received a handmade scarf from my sister, and I absolutely treasure it! It was such a surprise!

Just one favor - Please do not post this pattern anywhere on the Internet or in the "real world." You are welcome to provide a link to this page instead. I appreciate your support!

Happy Crocheting! -Sheila

Hooded Scarf With Pockets - You Can Make This!!!

This scarf was made in a yarn you probably will have a hard time finding now, it's Yarn Bee's Italia. If you can find it fine - but I have many other suggestions for you.

Figure on needing 3 skeins of whatever yarn you do choose. You'll probably have enough yarn left over to make something else!

Suggested Feel-Good Yarns - There are many more... but here are some of my favorites. Most are between $4 - $8.

Patons Carmen - discontinued, but you can buy it all over the internet at places like Etsy, Ebay, etc. To me, it's the ultimate wonderful yarn.

Red Heart Kiss

Chenille

Patons CiCi

Patons Pooch

Lion Fun Fur Stripes

Bernat Galaxy

Bernat Bling-Bling

Bermat Holiday Sparkle Boucle

Yarn Bee Italia (discontinued, but search online)

Yarn Bee Yarns Only at Hobby Lobby:

Haute Fur, Glitter Eyelash, Gilt Eyelash, Infatuation, Dreamy SuperSoft, Pitter-Patter Eyelash, Baby Boucle, Riot Eyelash Sparkle,Hushabye, Boucle Traditions, BambooSpun, Andes Alpaca, Chinchilla (borders only), Princess, Fleece Lite, Enchantress,

How To Make It

Ready-Set-Crochet!!

Chain 30

Row 1:

Single Crochet (SC) in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Chain (CH) 1, turn.

Row 2:

SC in each SC across. CH 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until scarf measures desired length. (Be sure to add an additional 11-12" for hood if desired, and another 16" of scarf to allow for folding up ends for pockets!) Best method is to try the scarf on, putting it over top of your head, and check where the pockets will need to be.

Fold each end of scarf up 8" and slip stitch edges to form pockets. I slipped the scarf on my head and put ties made of crocheted chain stitches where they would tie under my neck. If you want to have a hood, all you have to do is fold the scarf in half and slip stitch the back side seam about 11-12" to form a hood.

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A Word About Yarn Selection...

You want to keep your yarns similar in thickness. Remember, if you fall in love with a sport weight yarn, fine - just pick a second one to go with it and work two strands together! Or you could do two strands of the same yarn of course.

Learn How To Crochet! - Here Are Just A Couple To Get You Started!

Life Is Too Short...

Don't settle for scratchy, hard yarn for an item that will be worn next to your face! When selecting yarn, it should pass the "put your face against it" test!

If You Decide To Make Yours In Colored Stripes...

When working with these big fuzzy luxury yarns, it is helpful to alternate the next stripe with a non-fuzzy. That way you don't lose track of your stitch count and you can correct any errors immediately. The fuzzy yarns are near-impossible to unravel, so don't even try. If you learn you're a stitch over or under, correct it on the next row by increasing or decreasing a stitch.

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I've never been very good at crocheting (or knitting), which I suppose is only because I never put the time into practicing, but I do love the results. And I've always liked browsing in yarn and fabric shops, or the yarn section at craft stores. Perhaps that's because we used to live on a farm, where we'd sheer angora goats, clean and card the mohair, and spin and dye some of it. I just loved seeing the skeins of yarn in the basket.

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      Susan300 5 years ago

      Beautifully done! :)

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      MelanieJGrimes 5 years ago

      Good info, thanks.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      oops, I left my comment in the predictions section. Well, good job here. I like that video too.

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      mjoonline 4 years ago

      I was only recently speaking to my mum about her taking up crocheting again. I think this will offer some encouragement. Thanks!

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