Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy Crochet Side Button Scarf

Crochet is a relatively new creative outlet for me. I started crocheting regularly less than six months ago, but I have fallen in love. It is such a relaxing hobby. I love that if I mess up, I can just pull the yarn out and start over without having ruined or wasted anything. I am excited to be adding crochet to my gift-giving repertoire this Christmas. This is my first finished handmade gift of the year:

 It's a simple scarf that buttons up the side. I love how modern and chunky it looks. And I made up the pattern for it! It was really simple.

I used Lion Brand super bulky weight yarn and a size N hook. The whole project is double crochet stitches, but to give it the different raised parts, I only stitched through the back loop. I think it was 15 or 16 DC across. Here's the scarf laying flat so you get an idea of what it looks like:
Then all I did was sew four wooden buttons onto one side so that it stays together when you cross it. Such a simple project for a beginner like me but I love the finished product. A thick, squishy scarf to keep my sister-in-law warm in style this winter.

8 comments:

  1. When you say that you ” stitched through the back loop” did you do that after the scarf was finished or after a row of double crochets?

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  2. Shannon,

    It was after a row of double crochets. Usually you put the hook through both strands of the hole each time you DC. To get the different ridges, you only put it through the back loop of each stitch.

    Here's a Youtube video that explains what I did:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_6-YsCBH3M

    She does single crochet, but it works just the same for double.

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  3. Did you make button holes or just push the buttons through open areas in the crocheting?

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  4. I'm making scarves for my sisters-in-law for Christmas, too! Thanks for another idea!

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  5. Karen,

    Because the yarn is so big and I used a loose stitch, I just pushed the buttons through the openings. If you use extra jumbo buttons, you might need to make button holes, but normal/large buttons should fit no problem.

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  6. Hi! I'm a little confused. Did you alternate between normal DCs and stitching only through the back loop? Or did you stitch only through the back loop for the entire time? If you alternated, was it like every 2 rows? Thanks :).

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    1. Good question! I stitched through the back loop the whole time. The yarn I used was really thick, so that's why it gives the illusion of spreading it out more. Good luck with your scarf!

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