How to Crochet a Chunky Last-Minute Scarflet

comments (14) December 23rd, 2011     

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Close with a flower pin, or sew on a button that can be worked through the open stitch. If youre in a jam, a large safety pin with some beads threaded on it will work, too!
Take several strands from four or five skeins of yarn and wind them together as one into a large ball (about the size of a canteloupe). Its easier to crochet the prewound blended yarn than to tug at all of the balls at once while you crochet.
Make a foundation chain for as long as you want it to be. (Make sure you wrap it around your neck, leaving lots of room for overlap. Then add a few more chain stitches just to be safe.)
Close with a flower pin, or sew on a button that can be worked through the open stitch. If youre in a jam, a large safety pin with some beads threaded on it will work, too!

Close with a flower pin, or sew on a button that can be worked through the open stitch. If you're in a jam, a large safety pin with some beads threaded on it will work, too!

Photo: Linda Permann

It's the last few days before Christmas, and you're one gift short. What's a crocheter to do? We all know the answer—reach for the chunky, thick yarn and the biggest hook you can find! But what if you don't have any chunky yarn in your stash? Easy—combine multiple worsted-weight strands and make the yarn yourself!


First, take several strands from four or five skeins of yarn and wind them together as one into a large ball (about the size of a canteloupe). It's easier to crochet the prewound blended yarn than to tug at all of the balls at once while you crochet.

Above, I used about nine strands. I'd call that too much for this project—it made the scarflet a bit stiff, even with the gigantic hook. So for you, I'd recommend about five strands for a looser drape. If you don't have a gigantic hook, you might need to use fewer strands. Start with a little swatch to get a feel for the thickness and drape of the fabric.


Next, make a foundation chain for as long as you want the scarf/scarflet to be. (Make sure you wrap it around your neck, leaving lots of room for overlap. Then add a few more chain stitches just to be safe.)

 


Then, turn the work and single crochet in the second chain and each chain across. Repeat for as many rows as necessary to get the height you desire for your scarflet.

 


Close with a flower pin, or sew on a button that can be worked through the open stitch. If you're in a jam, a large safety pin with some beads threaded on it will work, too!

Now you've got a cute, multicolored scarflet, and it probably didn't cost you a thing. Wrap it up, put it under the tree, and get some sleep!

See more of my projects on my personal blog, and look for my new book, Crochet Adorned, in stores August 11, 2009.

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Comments (14)

RedJar writes: This would make a perfect gift for my aunt! Thanks for the tip!
Posted: 8:04 pm on January 26th
raggedybecky writes: Love this neck warmer !! I'm making one now and need to find the 'flower' pattern ... Hoping someone can help me

Thanks Much
Posted: 8:52 pm on October 27th
YANEGAMA writes: HOLA:
MUY LINDO EL TRABAJO GRACIAS POR COMPARTIRLO
BENDICIONES DESDE CHILE
Posted: 10:22 am on July 11th
DreamyDahlia writes: I noticed this before, but didn't mark it. I'm so glad I was easily able to find it again because I'll be making it soon. Love all your ideas from buttons to large safety pins as closures!
Posted: 2:11 pm on January 25th
craftybegonia writes: Looks pretty and cozy. Even if the Holidays are over, that would make anyone happy on a cold winter's day!
Posted: 8:39 pm on January 11th
daperfectmix writes: Wow, what size is that hook?
Posted: 7:03 am on January 5th
BLANCHED writes: I TOOK A WEEKEND AND MADE 9 OF THESE, I NEVER ENJOYED A WEEKEND MORE. MY SISTER TOOK ONE AND MY ROOMMATE SNATCHED UP TWO. I PLAN ON CONTINUING UNTILL I RUN OUF OF PEOPLE TO GIVE THEM AWAY TO.
I ONLY STOPPED BECAUSE I RAN OUT OF BUTTONS.
I LIKE BIG AND ANUSUAL ONES.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR IDEAS
MARIA.

Posted: 10:30 pm on September 29th
CarlaT writes: Thank you for sharing I will try this one out.
Posted: 12:07 pm on March 30th
LindaPermann writes: blubrymfn- i'm glad you made it successfully and hope you have fun making more. it can be frustrating to make sure you hook all of the strands, but i'm sure you'll get the hang of it.
Posted: 8:19 pm on February 16th
Bluebrymfn writes: I made this the other day, and though it was slightly frustrating trying to ensure i hooked all the strands, it came out great! I love the way it looks and i'm so excited to make them for my friends.

btw- balling up the multi strands of yarn into one ball was extremely helpful
Posted: 1:57 am on February 15th
tamster writes: I've been trying to come up with an idea for some chunky handspun I did when I first started spinning. Thanks for the great idea!
Posted: 4:49 pm on January 24th
Lolos writes: Wow, your projects are awesome all the time.. Thank you so much for doing this.. Love it..
Posted: 1:35 pm on January 2nd
walkinthewoodsllc writes: I love this! My spouse wants to learn to crochet ... I may have him make me one of these when he's ready for his first simple challenge!
Posted: 7:18 am on December 27th
kreativelady writes: Hi,I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. I am in the process of teaching kids "how to crochet." This scarflet by Linda Permann with my kids at my school. The large needles will be a perfect "solution to teach them their first crochet project. I love all these exciting and new ideas after the holidays to give them a break from sewing and teach a new project and finetune their skills. Have a nice New Year my friends.

keativelady.

Posted: 1:05 pm on December 26th
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