Last year, I finally treated myself to a yarn advent calendar. It’s something I’ve want to have at Christmas for the past few years and have spent most of December drooling over the delicious yarn surprises everyone else on Instagram seemed to be getting each day!
I decided to treat myself to the Vicki Brown Designs advent calendar and I was certainly not disappointed! So much so, that I’ve pre-ordered this years from her as well!
Throughout December, I was treated to 24 of the most beautiful 10g minis in the most beautiful rainbow shades. The only difficulty was what to make with them.
So my poor little minis have been sat languishing in my stash wait for some kind of inspiration to hit.
And typically in April, now that it’s started to warm up and spring has sprung… I’ve settled in making a good old scarf! Because that’s what you make when summer’s slowly creeping up! 😉 But then, it could get handy for sitting in gardens until restrictions are lifted!
The scarf built up quite quickly, especially as the granny stitch is such a therapeutic stitch. I always find myself getting lost in my crochet when working with a lovely granny stitch!
- DK weight yarn – approx 240g. I used 24 10g DK mini’s (75% superwash merino/25% nylon, 22m)
- 4mm hook
- Yarn needle
- The pattern is written in US terms but I have noted the UK terms in the ‘Stitches Used’ section below
- The ch 1 at the start of the row does not count as a stitch, it is a turning stitch only
- Anything written within the parentheses [ ] must be worked in to the same stitch or space
- Each granny stitch cluster will be worked between the space created from the granny stitches in the previous row
- My scarf measured approximately 21cm x 143cm
- I changed yarn colour each time a mini skein meaning that some yarn changes are in the middle of rows rather than at the end
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single crochet (UK double crochet)
- Dc – Double crochet (UK treble crochet)
Row 1: Ch 38, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end, turn
Row 2: Ch 1, [2 dc] in first st, *miss 2 st, [3 dc]; rep from * until 3 st left, miss 2 st, [2 dc] in last st, turn
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 dc in first st, [3 dc] in sp between each cluster from perv row to last, 1 dc, turn
Row 4: Ch 1, [2 dc] in first st, [3 dc] in sp between each cluster from perv row to last, [2 dc], turn
Row 5 onwards: Rep rows 3 to 4 until your scarf has reached its desired length
Weave in ends and gently block if required.
To finish, cut 78 length of cream yarn approximately 30cm long. Attach 3 strands at a time in equal spaces across the bottom and top with a larks head knot, so you have 13 tassels across each.
Once all are attached, use the steam function on your iron and carefully steam the tassels to straighten them out. Cut the tassels so they’re of even length.
Alternatively, join the two ends together by slip stitching through both sides and turn in to an infinity scarf!
I really do hope you enjoy making this lovely little scarf! As usual, don’t forget to share your creations with me over on Instagram!
Happy crocheting! xxx
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