The 2 Hour Multi-way Chunky Button Scarf

This is my favorite scarf. I get compliments every time I wear it and it’s soo quick and simple! It’s also very versatile since it can be worn several different ways. I’m sharing the pattern but these will also be available for purchase in my Etsy shop starting today.

To make one you’ll need:

5 3.5 oz balls of medium (4) weight yarn. I used Stitch Nation’s full o’ sheep wool yarn in the colors “little lamb”, “poppy”, “thyme”, “mediterranean” and “passion fruit”

A giant crochet hook (not sure what size!) and a F/5 or 3.75MM hook

A small amount of poly-fil or cotton stuffing

Tapestry needle

You’ll be working with all 5 colors at the same time so arrange your balls of yarn so that you can easily pull from each one with an even amount all at once.

Gather the ends of the 5 yarns and make your slipknot leaving about a 9 inch tail.

Ch 10 using your giant hook.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and continue with a sc in each chain until the end. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2-7: sc in each sc then ch 1 and turn

Row 8: ch 4 sc into second sc from hook. ch 5 skip one and then sc into next. ch 5 and then sc into next. ch 5 and then sc into last on that row. ch 5 and turn.

Rows 9 & 10: sc into the first loop then ch 5 and repeat across until the end of the row. ch 5 and turn.

Rows 11 & 12: sc into the first loop then ch 6 and repeat across until the end of the row. ch 6 and turn.

Rows 13 – 15: sc into first loop then ch 7 and repeat across until the end of the row. ch 7 and turn.

Row 16: sc into first loop then ch 8 and repeat across until the end of the row. ch 7 and turn.

Rows 17 – 19: Repeat row 13

Rows 20 & 21: Repeat row 11

Rows 22 & 23: Repeat row 9 (but ch 3 at the end instead of 5)

Row 24 & 25: sc into first loop then ch 3 and repeat across until the end of the row.

Cut your yarn about 10 in from the hook and then tie off leaving a tassel. Keeping all 5 strands together, cut 7 lengths of 20 inch each. Use these to make the rest of the fringe along each end by folding each of the lengths in half and tieing them into every other ch on each end.

For the button:

1. using the small hook and any of the 5 colors of yarn make a slipknot onto the hook leaving about an 18 inch tail.

2. Ch 3 and join with a slip stitch to make a ring, then make 8 single crochet stitches into the ring; join with a sl st to the first sc.

3. Ch 1 and sc into the same st that you just slipped into. Make 2 sc into each of the remaining 7 st and connect with a slip st to the first stitch then ch 1.

4. For the next round, sc into the same st that you just slipped into and make 2 sc into each of the remaining stitches then connect with a sl st and ch 1.

5. Now, sc into each stitch then connect with a sl st and ch 1. Repeat this row once more.

6. On this row you will decrease your stitches. insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook now), then insert your hook into the following stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop ( 3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull the strand through all three loops on your hook. Repeat this process to the end of your row, decreasing (turning 2 stitches into 1) each time.

7. Cut an 18 inch tail and pull it through your last loop. Stuff the original 18 inch piece into the ball as much as you can. If it’s not round or full enough use the poly-fil to bulk it up a bit. Then thread a needle with the remaining tail and sew the bottom of the ball button closed. Use the same color yarn to sew your button onto the first end of the scarf (where you made the rows of sc).

 

 

 

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Quick Crocheted Cowl

I had a root canal today (it was awful!) so I’m sharing something that I made a while back (note the bangs). Prepare yourselves for more crochet patterns as cooler weather approaches (hopefully!) and I get into what my husband (affectionately?) calls my “granny mode” where I sit by the fireplace crocheting and drinking hot chocolate. Hey, I never said my life was exciting.

This is a small  cowl that can be finished very quickly. I love it’s simplicity.

Materials: worsted weight yarn (about 3.5 oz or 155 yds)

Hook: US J10

Ch 100.

Join last ch with first ch using a slip st.

Ch 3 and turn.

Row 1: Dc in each ch. Join last dc with the first (the turning ch) using a slip st. Ch 3 and turn.

Rows 2-4: Dc in each dc. Join last dc with first dc using slip st. ch 3 and turn.

Row 5: Ch 1. skip first dc then dc into next. Ch 1 and repeat until the last then slip st into top of turning ch.

Rows 6-9: same as rows 2-4

Row 10: Same as row 5

Rows 11-14: Same as rows2-4.

Tie off. Weave in ends.

And done!!

The next pattern I share will be this multi-way scarf so keep your eyes peeled.