If you have been following my blog, I showed you how to make granny squares and then taught you how to make first a Christmas stocking, and then a scarf using granny squares. This time, I didn’t use granny squares. I just crocheted a scarf using double crochet, chaining, slip stitch, and single crochet. If you have forgotten how to do any of these stitches, you can look back through my blogs, and they are all explained. I put it together in a kind of way that almost looks like a kind of lace. This is an easier project than making a scarf with granny squares. It only took me a few hours to complete, so if you are a beginner, it will be easier for you.
To begin with, I used two colors of yarn. I used both dark purple yarn and white yarn. I also used a crochet hook with the markings on it that say 5.5 MM. I used 2 balls of white yarn and a little more than 2 of purple yarn, and my balls of yarn were each 40 grams, 68 meters long.
I began by making 33 chains. After that, I double crocheted in the 4th chain from the hook. Next, I chained one. After that, I skipped the next chain and double crocheted in the second chain from the hook, then chained one again, Again, I double crocheted in the second chain from the hook, then chained one again, I went all across the chain in the same way.
When I got to the end, I chained 4, then I turned the work around and I double crocheted in the space that the first chain one of the previous row provided, then I chained one, and then I double crocheted in the second space, chained one, double crocheted in the next space. I did the same thing all the way across. I did a total of three rows like this,then I cut and fastened off the purple yarn.
Next, I connected the white yarn to the top of the last stitch I did, then I chained 4., double crocheted in the first space of the previous row, chained one, double crocheted in the second space of the previous row, chained one…I did the same thing all the way across. I did three rows in white, then I cut the yarn and fastened it off, then I joined the purple yarn to the last stitch I just made and went across it doing the same thing I did before.
I did three rows in purple, then three in white, three in purple, etc. I kept crocheting until I had 13 purple stripes and 12 white stripes. The scarf is almost done, but ti needs the finishing touches.
Next, I used the purple and I single crocheted 3 in a corner space, single crocheted 3 in the next space, single crocheted 3 in the next space, and just continued doing it all the way across the end of the scarf.
When I got to the corner, I single crocheted six in the corner space to turn the corner. After that, I continued single crocheting 3 in each space down the side of the scarf, then 6 single crochets in the corner, then 3 single crochets in each space on the other end, then 6 single crochets in the corner, then 3 single crochets in each space on the other side,. When I got to the end, I slip stitched into the first single crochet I made, then I cut the yarn and fastened off. I made sure all the ends were woven back into the work so the scarf would look nice and finished.
The scarf is finished, and one of my kids is going to be very happy at Christmas. This scarf is easier to make than the other one I showed you, so if you were thinking you wanted to try something making easier, try this one.