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For the Boys: Easy Crochet Color Blocked Scarf & Beanie Set

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This easy crochet color blocked scarf and beanie set is a great crochet project for boys. It’s also a perfect crochet project for beginners since it’s all double and single crochet.

 This post has been sponsored by Red Heart Yarn.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Simple Crochet Project for the boys: Easy Crochet Color Blocked Scarf and Beanie Set (tutorial and pattern)

Teen and pre-teen boys can be tough to sew or crochet for. (Actually, I find my guy to be difficult for just about everything, lol.)  In comparison to his sister, I always feel kinda guilty that my son gets a little bit left out of all the crafty goodness we have going on over here.  (As a prime example, just take a look at my category archives...  There are 104 projects for girls and only 13 for the boys!)

I was at JOANN Fabric and Craft Store recently for our holiday photo session fabric and supplies.  After I found everything I needed, I decided to keep browsing around to try and get a little inspiration for a crochet project for boys that would work for my son.  I wandered over into the yarn area and found the softest, snuggliest new line of 100% Merino Wool yarn, Red Heart Chic Sheep Yarn by Marly Bird.  I instantly knew this yarn would be perfect for a soft and snuggly crochet color blocked scarf and beanie set.

Red Heart Chic Sheep Yarn Projects

I always feel like crochet (or knitting if you are a knitter) is the perfect winter craft.  When it's freezing outside, what's better than curling up on the couch with your favorite cozy blanket, a warm beverage and working on an easy crochet project while binge-watching your favorite TV show?  (Or at least working on the project until your significant other comes in, switches off the overhead light and makes you turn off the 149th episode of ER. Yep, I'm totally up to season 11 and don't know what I'm going to watch when I'm done!)

The Red Heart Chic Sheep Yarn by Marly Bird comes in 24 of the most gorgeous, saturated colors.  Since this project was for my son, I went with his school colors of blue, green and white, but I'm dying to get my hands on some of the teals and pinks to use in a project just for me.   Sounds like I have another visit to JOANN in my near future, lol!

Looking for more easy crochet projects? check these out:

Red Heart Chic Sheep yarn

Truthfully, I almost always steer away from wool yarn as it can sometimes be a little bit scratchy, but the Red Heart Chic Sheep Yarn is very soft, silky, and easy to work with.  My son has worn his scarf several times now - definitely no itchiness, he loves it!

Simple Crochet Project for the boys: Easy Crochet Color Blocked Scarf and Beanie Set

If you don't have time to make it into JOANN anytime soon (or just don't have one nearby), the Chic Sheep yarn is available for purchase online at JOANN and the Chic Sheep website too.  (Be sure to visit and download the free Chic Sheep patterns available on the Red Heart website while you are at it.  New patterns are released monthly.)

Easy Crochet Color Blocked Scarf Tutorial

If you are looking for boy's or children's crochet hat and scarf patterns, this one is perfect!

How to make an Easy Crochet Color Blocked Scarf and Beanie Set (tutorial)

Used in this project:

1. Crochet Hooks:

  • Size 5mm for the scarf
  • Size 8mm for the beanie

2. Yarn:  Red Heart Chic Sheep Yarn in Polo, VIP and Lace. (colors)  1 skein of each.

3. Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Gauge: With Red Heart Chic Sheep Yarn and a 5mm Hook = 4" x 4"

Finished scarf size: 6.25 in by 52 in

Scarf instructions:

1. With first color, chain 28, DC in the 2nd stitch, and DC across. (25 DC)
R2 to R8: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
Fasten off and weave in threads.

2. R9: With the second color, chain 2, DC in the 2nd stitch, and DC across. (25 DC)
R10 to R16: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
Fasten off and weave in threads.

3.  R17: With the second color, chain 2, DC in the 2nd stitch, and DC across. (25 DC)
R18 to R24: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
Fasten off and weave in threads.

4.  Repeat steps 1 to 3, four times.  (15 blocks of color.)  If you wish your scarf to have additional length, keep adding color blocks until the desired length is achieved.)

how to crochet a color blocked scarf, childrens crochet hat and scarf patterns

Beanie Hat:

To make this hat extra warm and a snap to complete, you can double up the yarns (so you are using two strands at a time instead of one.)  Almost any beanie pattern will work using this method, keep in mind, you'll need to size up on the hook.  (I used a 5mm on the scarf and 8mm on the hat.)

Crochet Project for Boys

I think he likes it!

Crochet Scarves for boys: How to Crochet a Color Blocked Scarf and Beanie Set

 

Now It's your turn, do you have any crochet projects you are working on?  Let us know in the comments below!

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