Vertical Stripe Scarf

This scarf should crochet up in no time at all, to get you through these last days of winter (or the first days of Fall, depending on your hemisphere of residence). It can be any length you want!

You will need:

  • Two different colours (referred to as A and B) of Lion Brand Homespun Yarn, 1 skein each. (You could really use any kind of yarn, but I used Homespun and it’s incredibly soft.)
  • 1 pretty large hook (I used a P/10mm hook)

Note: You can leave the “tails” from your colour changes dangling until the end, when you can easily and painlessly crochet over them with the border.

To start:

Make a really long chain out of Colour A. Mine was about 10 feet long.

Row 1: 1 hdc in second chain from hook
1 hdc in each chain until the end
Ch-2 and turn

Row 2: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Ch – 2 and turn

Row 3: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Change to Colour B
Ch-2 and turn

Row 4: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Change to Colour A
Ch-2 and Turn

Row 5: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Ch – 2 and Turn

Row 6: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Change to Colour B
Ch-2 and Turn

Row 7: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Ch – 2 and Turn

Row 8: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Change to Colour A
Ch-2 and Turn

Row 9: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Change to Colour B
Ch-2 and Turn

Row 10: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Ch – 2 and Turn

Row 11: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Ch – 2 and Turn

Row 12: 1 hdc in each hdc from previous row
Where you would normally change colours, pull in Colour A, but don’t drop Colour B.

Now, working with two strands of yarn (one of each colour), work in sc around the perimeter of the scarf, crocheting over the “tails” from your colour changes.

In each corner “hole”, you’ll need to either do 3 sc OR 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc. This will help your yarn ease around the corner. (I’m a fan of the 3 sc in each corner.)

When you get to the beginning of your border again, join with a slip stitch, fasten off, cut leaving tails about 6 inches long, and weave in the ends.

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    Jan 06, 2008 @ 09:10:53

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