My sister-in-law gave me a video for Christmas that was a tutorial on how to knit. I learned how to cast on, I learned how to knit and purl. And then I came to the end of my first skein of yarn and had no clue. I didn't break out the DVD again. The scarf just sat. And sat. Until the day I unraveled it and crocheted a scarf instead.
Someday I'll get back around to learning how to knit. In the meantime, I'll keep crocheting. :)
The idea for this cowl came from Frayed Knot's 15 Minute Coffee Sleeve.
Faux Knit Infinity Scarf
Note: Feel free to experiment with yarn types and hook sizes. I would be really curious to know what this looks like with a bigger hook or chunkier yarn.
- size J(10) Hook
- a little less than 1 skein (about 371 yards/339 meters) of worsted weight yarn. I used Big Twist Yarns: Value in dark teal.
- ch: chain stitch
- slst: slip stitch
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
To begin: Loosly chain 150 (or however long you wish to make your scarf) I figured out the length of my starting chain by looping it around my head the number of times I wanted it to wrap (twice). Join with a slst to the top of first ch to form a ring (be careful not to twist).
Round 1: hdc in the back ridge loop of each chain. (This is the slowest part.) When you get to the end of the round, do not join.
|hdc in the back ridge loops|
Round 2: Without joining, hdc in the back loop of the first hdc of the previous row. Slide a piece of yarn of a different color in that stitch to mark it. Continue placing hdc stitches in the back loop of each hdc stitch in the round.
Round 3 (and until you're almost out of yarn, or your scarf is wide enough): repeat round 2.
Final round: Without joining, sc in the back loop of each hdc in the round. (Be sure to move your thread up to mark the first sc!) Finally, join with a slst to the top of your first sc. Cut your yarn and weave in your ends.
This pattern is a quick one. It turns out fairly thick and by wrapping it around twice, it makes for a cozy cowl scarf. It's still too summery outside to wear, but I'll have something to look forward to when the weather turns chilly this fall.