It's finally cold enough for sweaters and scarves! *much jumping and squealing*
So those of you who've been around awhile and know me, know I love fall. I've been celebrating like crazy with loads of pumpkin recipes and cooler weather style lately. I love this season because I finally get to bust out my crochet hooks and (gigantic) yarn stash again. I basically spend October-March every year cranking out hats and scarves like crazy. This year I uncharacteristically started with a project for myself, this super soft, chunky, fluffy white infinity scarf. It's chunky enough to keep my really warm, and because I used an open crochet stitch it's still breathable enough that I don't get overheated. Which is key if you live in a climate where it get frigid outside and then go inside to do all your activities...#idahoproblems.
So today I'm going to show you how to make your own giant chunky cowl scarf! This is an awesome beginner crochet project because it comes together incredibly quickly and uses only one stitch. I promise, you too can make one of these!
You will need
4 skeins of a medium-heavy weight yarn. I used Lion brand's Nature's Choice Organic 100% cotton.
A 9.00mm N hook (I crochet incredibly loosely with this hook, you make want to go even bigger if you tend to use a tight stitch, I'm going to say you could get the same look with a Q)
DC: Double Crochet
Sl St: Slip Stitch
Ch 65 Sl st to join, while somehow not twisting your chain into a mobius strip.
Row 2: Ch 3, then in your sl st, dc 1. This will form a kind of triangle.
In third st from your triangle (so skip 2 st, dc in third st), dc 1, ch 1, dc 1, all in the same st, to form another triangle.
Make sure you do not ch in between the last dc of the previous triangle, and the first dc of the next. The pattern should go dc, ch 1, dc--skip 2 st--dc, ch 1, dc. Continue this pattern until you reach the end, you should be 3 st from your first triangle. Sl st in the third ch 3 st, it will be at the very left hand edge of your first triangle. Confusing? There's a really good visual picture tutorial here, please look at it!
Row 3-20 : Ch 3, then dc into your sl st that joined your first row together. Then, instead of skipping 3 st, you simply look for the st between your triangles, and start your next triangle in that st, with the same dc, ch 1, dc pattern. Remember, this sounds complicated, but please refer to the pictures here for detailed instructions! After you have completed -- rows, sl st to join and weave in ends. Done!
If you have any questions about the process, please please feel free to ask below or even email me! I know how complicated it sounds to a beginner, but I promise it's really simple. And if in the mean time you're bored and want to try a different craft, you can check out my DIY page too. Enjoy your scarf!