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Simple Christmas Gifts: Scarves

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I’m getting into Christmas gift mode. I feel like I’ve been crocheting constantly for the last week or so. Most of the ladies on my list will be getting handmade simple scarves. Don’t tell on me but I’m pretty lazy about the whole thing. I thought I’d share my old stand-by plan for super easy scarves.
It all started two years ago. I made the Super Fluffy Scarf of Awesomeness. I got lots of compliments and people asking me to please make them one. Now that give-people-stuff time had arrived the decision has been made. Scarves for all!

Simple Scarves - Easy #Crochet Gifts

This is a really basic pattern. Super basic. So basic it really isn’t a pattern.
Instructions:
  1. Buy yarn. This is where you get to be fancy.
  2. Decide how wide you want your scarf. This will change with the yarn you use.
  3. Start your chain
  4. Double Crochet until the first ball is gone. If it’s too short add some from the second ball.
  5. Add something fun to finish it off. Tassels, fringe or even pompoms.This is why you needed 2 skeins.
Ooo! See what I did there? Yeah. That’s the pattern. Do you feel cheated? You shouldn’t, you didn’t pay for it.
Yarn Reviews:
I’ve made my share of scarves over the years months weeks and I’d love to share my experiences with you.
Homespun by Lion.

This is the yarn that started it all. My super fluffy blue scarf of fun is made from Homespun (Montana Sky). I used Mixed Berries and Pearls for the Christmas Scarves.  One skein makes a decent scarf. I used half-double crochet for the white one, the scarf ended up being quite a bit shorter.

Cons:
The colors are pretty limited and the yarn is on the expensive side. I found it cheapest at Michael’s on sale for $4. Regular price at Joanns was around $7 dollars.

Country Loom by Loops and Threads

I’ve only made some scarf from this, it crocheted really easily, sometimes with nubby yarn you get the hook stuck in the yarn, didn’t happen with this one. I used the Hollyhock color, a really pretty true red with golds in it. I wasn’t crazy about it before I crocheted it but the color really came out once it was in scarf form. There are lots of pretty colors, I’m thinking I might need one from Solarium color. This made a thicker scarf than the homespun which was nice for the frigid winters her in good old CNY. Only available at Michael’s, it’s been on sale the last few times I’ve been in.

Cons:
One ball isn’t enough for a scarf, not even close. I’d cut what fringe/tassles/flowers/decorations you want first and then use up the rest of the second ball on the scarf. Cuts down on the extra mini-yarn balls left rolling around the craft room

Find more holiday projects on my Christmas page

Comments

  1. These are so cute!

    I haven’t crocheted in years, but I guess it’s like riding a bike.

  2. It really is! I haven’t crocheted in almost a year, I admit I had to rip out a few rows but it comes right back.

  3. I didn’t even think about tassles and stuff. What a fun addition!!
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

  4. annette harris says:

    Hey, thanks for posting your lovely scarves. I have friends who are beginner crocheters. They need to see how cute simple can be. Especially love the fat tassles!

    • Thanks! I’m usually doing too many things at once to focus on anything that requires in depth counting. I love looking at fancier stuff but I’m alright sticking with simple (besides, it’s much warmer without lots of lacy holes!)
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  5. I love these! How do you make tassels?

    • I find a book about the size I want the tassels to be, wrap the yarn around and around and around until I like how fluffy it it. Then tie of the top tightly and cut through the bottom ends. IT should look sort of like this ==>l<== with the tie in the middle. Don't cut off the ends or you won't have anything to attach your tassel with. Fold the ends together and wrap yarn around the bundle about 1-2 inches below the center tie and tie it off, where and how much you wrap depends on the size/shape of the tassel you want. If you use a yarn like homespun and you don't want it to shed everywhere tie a knot in each strand about 2 inches above where it's cut off. I have a blue scarf and a dark gray jacket so that was necessary for me. It took a while but I did it on the couch watching TV so it was wasted time anyway 🙂 If this is too confusing I'm sure you can find a tutorial on the web or even youtube. I know my rambling thought process can confuse things 🙂

  6. What size crochet hook did you use? Can you do this on a loom as well?

    • How did you finish with the balls and tassels at the end?

    • I never mastered using a loom for anything by hats, so I’m not sure on that one. I probably used a K, if not something right around that size range. For something like this where size doesn’t really matter I grab whatever hook I can find in the general size that I want.