My favorite activity during the cold winter evenings is snuggling up on the couch with a cuddly blanket, warm drink, tv remote and an easy crochet project! (Everyone in the family got one of these throw blankets for Christmas- they are the ultimate cuddle throw!)
I have a super easy Crochet project to share with you today; a simple cowl scarf made with a chunky home-spun style yarn and done in a double crochet stitch. It’s such a quick project, you’ll have it finished in just an hour or so and be wearing it before you know it!
I stumbled across this pretty Homespun Lion Brand Yarn on one of my recent shopping excursions. The yarn was just so pretty and soft to the touch, I grabbed a skein on impulse. I’m so glad I did. (Craftsy caries this yarn too, but they don’t have the “striped” colors.)
The color I have is called Sandstone. I love how the yarn changes colors- it goes from grey to beige to mustard to a corally pink/red.
It’s just so soft and warm- perfect for a scarf to keep me warm in my frigid office!
Do you remember the little cowl scarf I made for my missy last year? (I still wear my matching infinity scarf all the time too!) This scarf is made the same way- just in a larger size, and it may be my new fave.
Infinity scarves are my favorite type of scarf- I like how they stay in place all day without any fuss. The stripes on this scarf look especially pretty when slightly twisted.
Needed for this project:
The measurements for my scarf are 17.5 wide by about 12 tall.
You can use any type of yarn- just crochet your foundation chain stitch until you reach 35 inches. (Which was 54 for me.)
Keep adding rows of double crochet until you reach your desired height.
Stitch the ends together and that’s it- you have a cowl.
Need a Double Crochet stitch refresher? I have a video tutorial here. I did take a course from Craftsy a few years ago as a refresher. Looks like they now have a new and improved version of the course available now. (and it is on sale right now!)
TIP: If you decide to use the yarn I used, there is one thing to note. This yarn has a little thread that runs through it that holds the yarn together. While.pretty, the thread in the yarn kept the foundation chain from having any stretch at all, As I kept adding rows of double crochet, my scarf was getting wider since the double crochet stitch in this bulky yarn stretched a ton. To compensate for this, I ended up going back and decrease the # of stitches as I went along. (I started with 54 and ended up with 51 stitches per row.) Not a big deal- but something to watch for as you add your rows so the top and bottom of the scarf will be similar in width.
Have fun and keep warm!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.