It’s scarf weather! I have been gushing about how excited I am that we are here in Tennessee for our first real Fall – and I am embracing all of it!
Watching the leaves fall outside my windows and watching the trees slowly change colors has been so fun. I’m decorating my front porch with pumpkins and mums and I’ve even been gathering up acorns. Can I confess that I had to look up where oak trees grew – to see if they were here – only to find out there’s one in the backyard! I’m thinking of taking up a career in botany. Anyway, despite my lack of knowledge, I am loving being here and watching all these changes!
Fall also means it’s time for cooler clothes – so I thought it would be a perfect time to crochet up a new scarf! While I am a crochet girl through and through (two needles just overwhelm me) sometimes I miss being able to do knit stitches – like cables and things.
I found this freebie class over at Craftsy called Amazing Crochet Textures. I thought it might be just what I was wanting for my new scarf. I had a lot of fun watching the class – it focuses on a few fun crochet textures – and there are instructions for incorporating them all into a pretty afghan!
I wasn’t up the afghan now, though I’m keeping it in mind for later. I thought it would be great to use one of the stitches as a section of an infinity scarf. I love how it came out!
Here’s the scarf instructions – they are a combination of my instructions and the instructions from the class so you’ll need to watch the class to do the last section.
Use a chunky wool and a large needle. I used an “N” – though I am super tight crocheter and I usually have to go up a needle size. So you might be able to go down one size. I used 1 1/2 skeins of chunky yarn.
Row 1: In the 4th chain from hook, dc in each chain across. 19 dc in row.
Row 2: Chain 3, turn, dc in first dc, chain 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, repeating across row. 10 dc and 9 chain 1 spaces.
Row 3: Chain 3, turn, dc in each dc and ch 1 space across. 19 dc.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until scarf measures about 54″ long. (You can make yours longer or shorter, depending on what you want.)
Using the crochet instructions in the Crochet Techniques class – crochet a section of cables 6 inches long.
Connect the two ends of the scarf together with a row of slip stitches. If you want, sew a few decorative buttons just above the cable section to finish it off. I had these creamy vintage looking buttons that I thought were a great match.
I hope you check out the class – it’s a free video and the stitches are so fun. You can also rewatch the video online as many times as you need to refresh yourself on the different stitches! Click here to sign up for the Free Class!