- Do not rush.
- Do not crochet when half asleep.
- Do not crochet in the dark (maybe you can, but I’m just not there skill-wise).
- Do not crochet when really distracted.
- Periodically count stitches in the row being crocheted.
- Make sure to look over the piece every couple of rows or so to check for dropped stitches or other snafus.
I’ll admit to much muttering and some cursing as I unraveled and redid parts of this scarf. But I think it’s worth it to go back to fix a mistake. Especially since this set is being donated through the KnitTogether group (a Hope for New York affiliate) to someone in need this holiday.
I really like the simple clean look of both the cap and this scarf. Hoping whoever receives it will enjoy it and be warmed up a little both inside and out by it.
For anyone interested in making this scarf, here are the pertinent details:
- I used a US G (4mm) hook
- I used 2 skeins of Cascade 220 yarn
- Chain 25 plus 1 more for a turning chain
- Single crochet 2 rows
- Switch to double crochet until scarf is to desired length. I chained only 2 for my turning chains (instead of the standard 3 for double crochet) and treated these turning chains as the first stitch in each row.
- End with 2 rows of single crochet.
- Add in scalloping at both scarf ends. There are many tutorials available on line for how to do this. I referenced this one.
- And, of course, finish by weaving in all yarn ends.
- My finished scarf measures 6 inches wide by 70 inches long.