Scarf measures approximately 120 cm by 20 cm (48 in by 8 in) without fringe. The fringe adds another 40 cm (16 in). To change the length, increase or decrease the number of stitches in the base chain, and/or change the length of the fringe to suit.
Use the following yarns or any combination of 5 chunky or bulky weight yarns.
- 2 50g skeins Needful Yarns Capri (nylon/cotton) -- main colour
- 1 50g skein Filtes King Extra Stampato (merino wool)
- 1 50g skein Needful Yarns Santa Ana (wool/nylon)
- 1 50g skein Filtes King Knotty (nylon/wool/acrylic/alpaca)
- 1 50g skein Lana Gatto Venus (mohair/nylon/wool), used double-stranded
- An 8mm crochet hook
sc -- single crochet
MC -- main colour
Using an 8mm crochet hook, 10 sc = 10 cm (4 in).
Base row: using MC, make a slip knot, leaving a 20 cm (8 in) end. Chain 120. Cut yarn, leaving another 20 cm (8 in) end, and slip through last loop, pulling tight.
Next row: Using MC, make a slip knot, leaving a 20 cm (8 in) end. Sc in first chain of base row, and continue with an sc in each following chain to the end. Cut yarn, leaving a 20 cm (8 in) end, and slip through last loop, pulling tight.
Next row: Using one of the contrasting yarns, repeat the previous row, leaving a fringe on either end as before.
Next rows: Repeat, making stripes of one or more rows of any yarn as desired. If you make multiple rows of one yarn, make sure you do not turn after a row, but instead, finish off the row leaving the fringe. Use MC with approximately twice the frequency of each of the other yarns.
Continue in this way until the scarf is 19 cm (7.5 in) wide, or 1 cm (0.5 in) less than the desired width. Using MC, make two more rows.
With any left-over yarn, you can make this little scarf for your favourite stuffed animal in the same way. The scarf will be approximately 45 cm (18 in) long, not including the fringe. Using MC, chain 40 stitches for the base row and follow instructions as above. Leave 10 cm (4 in) of yarn on each end for the fringe. Work a few rows until the scarf is 2.5 cm (1 in) wide. Finish with a final row in MC.
I had enough yarn left over to make a blanket for the cow as well. Finished measurements of the blanket in the photo are approximately 20 cm (8 in) by 26 cm (10 in). Using MC, chain 25. Work sc in 2nd chain from beginning and following chains until the end. Ch1, turn, and work another row in MC. Continue doing rows in sc until desired length, changing yarns randomly to create stripes of varying width. Use MC with greater frequency and end with two or more rows of MC. Weave in yarn ends.