Finally finished the scarf to go with that Pierrot Pattern Crocheted Cap.  I thought I’d have this done in no time, but kept dropping stitches and then not noticing it til a foot or two later.  I ended up unraveling and redoing chunks of this thing over and over again…. in the future, I’ll have to remember:
  • 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.