What better way to savour the fall than to curl up and crochet a cute little scarf for a friend?
Even if you don't know how to crochet yet, this is so easy. I taught myself how to crochet using youtube videos a couple years ago and this scarf only requires two simple stitches: a chain stitch and a double crochet. Click the links for some youtube videos showing you how to make those stitches.
I started with a bunch of odds and ends of yarn. I don't do enough crocheting to have scraps in all of these fun colours, so I put a call out among my facebook friends for their yarn scraps too!
Start by creating a chain the length you want your scarf to be. I like long scarves so I made a chain of 250 using a 5.00mm (8/H) hook.
Starting in the third chain in, do a double crochet in each hole. At the end of each row, turn your work, chain 2 and start your next double crochet stitch in the 2nd stitch from the end of your previous row. This will keep the ends of your scarf all nice and square.
By the way, it's often recommended to chain 3, not 2 at the end of each row when crocheting with the double crochet stitch. I often do only 2 because it looks neater and tidier, but this will depend on the size of needle and yarn you are using, so experiment and see which works better for each project.
Keep going, tying in a new colour of yarn whenever another runs out, until your scarf is as wide as you'd like it or you've almost run out of odds and ends.
When finished, weave all your loose ends into your scarf so that they don't show.
Cut a bunch of 6 inch strips of yarn.
And use your crochet hook to thread them, three at a time,through the final stitch in each row. Knot them there to make your fringe.
Roll up, tie with a bow, and you have a fun gift for good a friend!
[This is day 27 in a 31 day series about celebrating autumn. Click here for more Autumn-y goodness!]