Winter is my least favorite time of year, it’s cold and snowy and miserable. However, winter isn’t all bad. You can often find good deals on yarn and the cold days are the perfect excuse to sit around and knit or crochet something warm.
Last winter I needed to come up with two last minute gifts and both of the recipients requested scarves. I had some colorful bulky weight yarn that I had picked up on sale so I went looking for a quick and easy scarf pattern.
I have a crochet stitch dictionary that I haven’t really made use of. This little book contains instructions for hundreds of crochet stitch patterns. I decided to pull it out and see if there was anything in it that I could use for a quick scarf. There were quite a few stitches that looked good and it was difficult choosing just one to use for my scarf pattern.
After settling on a stitch pattern I pulled out my yarn and selected a crochet hook. I decided to go with a large hook to keep the scarf from becoming very dense and stiff. The result? A pair of colorful scarves that will help two people stay warm all winter.
Approximately 200 yards bulky weight yarn
Crochet hook size N
Row 1: Chain 18. DC in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 3. Skip first DC, * DC in back loop of next DC. DC in front loop of next DC. Repeat from * across. DC in top of chain 3.
Repeat Row 2 until scarf is desired length. Finish off.
Add fringe if desired.