Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sinfully Simple Scarf

Sinfully Simple Scarf

By: Amanda Melton


This scarf/wrap was created to coordinate with the Quick Fix hat from Vallieskids.  It fits anywhere from a toddler to an adult with up to a 12” circumference neck.  It is snug but comfortable on an adult.  The body of the scarf takes around a half hour to complete.

Stitches and Abbreviations Used
-          Chain (ch)
-          Stitch (st)
-          Double Crochet (dc)
-          Cross Stitches (cst)
Hook & Yarn
-          P – 10.00mm
-          Red Heart Super Saver
o       2 contrasting but complementary colors


Begin & Row 1
Ch 37, dc in bottom loop of 3rd ch from hook and each ch across
Row 2
Ch 2, dc in 2nd st of previous row, then dc in 1st st (yo, insert hook in 1st st by placing hook behind dc in 2nd st and then inserting hook from front to complete dc) to produce a crossed stitch; repeat cst for first 10dc of previous row (5cst total); dc in each of the next 15 sts; cst in next 10 sts (5cst total)
Row 3
Ch 2, dc in each st across; finish off.
I used the Hana Ami flower loom to create my button.  I used the large and medium round looms at the same time.  I first wound the large loom according to the included instructions; without removing or darning that flower, I wound the medium loom in the contrasting color.  Then, using the color from the large loom, I used the darning stitch to finish the center of the flower.

You do not have to purchase a flower loom to finish this scarf.  There are numerous patterns for crocheted flowers that you can use.  The important thing is to make a flower large enough that it won’t pull back through the space while still being flexible enough to be easy for a child (or adult!) to button. 

The large loom is approximately 3” diameter, while the medium loom is approximately 2” diameter.  Of course, the “button hole” is not going to be that large, but again you do need a button of a significant enough diameter that it will stay buttoned.
To attach your button, first decide which side is the front of your scarf.  Attach the button to the first regular dc in the second row.  It does not matter which end of the scarf you place it on, because it can be rotated to the other side if buttoning is awkward.
To Button
When you are ready to wear your scarf, wrap it around your neck, insert the button through the space between the first and second cst of the opposite end of the scarf, and adjust the “tail” to achieve the desired look.