My friends will be quick to tell you that I am one of the most impatient people they know. In this world of “instant gratification” of high-speed Internet and “buy it instead of make it” I’ve had to really work hard to be patient when starting projects.
That being said, I LOVE to crochet, but I hate to spend weeks or months getting a project done. I like 2 – 4 hour projects. I’m a big fan of starting something that I can finish wile I’m watching a movie or two on a Sunday.
This scarf came about for two reasons. One, I cant ever seem to keep one around my neck. Long or short I end up tripping over the end or dropping it in the slop on the ground; and two, I didn’t want the project to take all day, let alone weeks.
I tried quite a few different patterns and hated them all, they take too long. Then I started messing around with Lion brand Hometown USA yarn and a HUGE crochet hook. I’m talking a size P hook. They are normally plastic and as big around as my thumb.
So here’s the deal – Simply chain enough to make the scarf as wide as you like it. I think I did about 10 chains – then chain one more, turn and put a double crochet in the 2nd eye from the hook. If you want your pattern a little tighter, use single crochets. I used one whole skein of yarn – about 5 oz or 8 yards and made a nice scarf that isn’t really too long.
I finished it off with the coordinating button from my button jar. You don’t have to make a special hole, just sew the button on and push it up through the other side. The button size depends upon your gauge, so experiment with it.
I love this scarf, its warm and comfortable – and best of all – it stays ON!