Every year I have a few of these and every year they sell so quickly! I am asked so often how I put these together, so I thought I would write a bit about my process here for you and show you some examples of my scrap scarves.
The first thing I do is sort through my partials and my scraps. Once you’ve made a scarf, you know about how much you need for one row. I avoid using scraps that won’t even be enough to make one row, but it isn’t a rule, you can join in the middle of a row easily and it works out just fine.
I find a color that I seem to have a lot of and start color coordinating with it. This particular stack was a blue day. I included some gray and silver yarns and just like that, my color palette was born.
You’ll notice there are different yarn weights and thickness and that’s okay! I use my size L crochet hook and just keep the stitches the same as I go.
I use HDC with lighter weights and a SC with heavier weight yarn on my scrap scarves to keep things uniform; sometimes I work my stitches in the back loop only to give a little reversible color to a scarf. You can use whatever stitches you desire to make it your own! This is the simple pattern I follow:
Ch. as many stitches as you wish for the length you want your scarf
HDC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in each stitch to end
Switch yarn color, ch 1, turn, HDC in each stitch to end
And repeat until your scarf is the width you desire. Keep all small scraps and cuttings for fringe, tie 2-3 knots in each fringe string for a pearled texture and you’re good!
Every row of this project is a game of chicken! If you run out of yarn part way through a row, don’t panic. Just choose another yarn a similar weight/color and keep going to the end! You will have a gorgeous, colorful boho scarf in just a few hours!
I would love to see your creations with this idea, no 2 are the same! Be sure to share pictures in the comments or share them with us on the Facebook Page!
Happy Hooking Hookers!