This month, Len’s Mill Store has the Bernat Colorama yarn on special — 100 g ball of 100% acrylic yarn for just $1.49 each.
So I picked up a few balls …
Next, I had to decide what I wanted to make with it. Well, I’ve been wanting a cuddly warm scarf that doubles as a hood for those blistery winter days and this yarn is SO soft and warm, it fit the bill perfectly.
- I began with a chain large enough to frame my face with some leeway for hair and getting on and off.
- I then did rows of single crochet until it was large enough to cover from the front of my forehead to the back of my neck.
- I added a row of “double crochet; chain one” to increase the scarf width so that it would sit across my shoulders and tuck inside my coat easily.
- Next, I wanted a little ring to hold the scarf together under my neck so that it wasn’t too big and bulky.
- I began with a chain large enough to wrap the scarf ( to the tightness of my liking) and I crocheted a row of single crochet around both sides, with three single crochets on each end.
- I found a big blue button in the stash of old buttons that I have from my Mother and attached it to one end. There is enough space in the stitches that they can easily be used as button holes. This also doubles as a bracelet if I want to remove it on those blustery days. It can go on my wrist and not get lost.
The crochet hook: also purchased (on special) at Len’s Mill Store: 15mm.
The yarn: 4 balls “Raging Sea” = approximately 200 yards. I have a bit left over still.
Yarns: bernat colorama
Stitches: single crochet stitch
Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)