Sunday, March 16, 2008

one hour scarf

in need of a handmade gift, and very time poor... I whipped this up

one hour scarf

so quick and so easy... well under an hour to complete (including the wrapping)

scarf measures 145cm in length and is 12cm wide

worked in four different reclaimed yarns

using 10mm hook and all four strands at once, chain 80

row 1 - dc into 3rd ch from hk... dc in every ch to end... ch2, turn

row 2 - dc into every stitch to end, ch2 turn

row 3 - dc into every stitch to end, ch2 turn

final row - dc into every stitch to end, fasten off

40 comments:

Tracy said...

Absolutely Brilliant!!! I'm adding this to my list of to do projects! Thank you for sharing :)

Rima said...

What a great idea! I love it. Four strands..now that is a very quick gift.

Leslie said...

Awesome! I love this! I was thinking of making some long skinny scarves to complement my tux for fancy singing gigs. This will do it just fine.

Kylie said...

OLove it - I can not crochet - but knitted a blanket for my daughter on 15mm needles and four strands of 8ply - she loves it!

Mel : ) said...

that looks fantastic! unfortunately i cant crochet, but i might give knitting it a go with 4 strands. thanks for the idea! :D

Shona said...

I just finished mine! It turned out wonderfully and my son will love it. I will post a picture and links on my blog tomorrow.
Thanks Sharon!

Tina said...

I am SO glad I found this pattern!!!! It is beautiful and SUPER easy! I am making scarves for The Special Olympics Winter Games...Now I'll be able to make so much more; because it's SO fast!
Thank you SO SO SO much for sharing this!

laughing purple goldfish said...

happy hooking everyone... it really is a speedy scarf!

Christianne Burrage said...

I'm not that great with crocheting, but I love knitting. I will definitely pick up some giant knitting needles to try this.

laughing purple goldfish said...

christianne - as a knitter you will probably enjoy tomorrow's blog post... I have a pattern for similar scarf, but knitted

Christianne Burrage said...

Thanks So Much!!! :D

Amy said...

Looks Great! I can't wait to try it out! How many skeins of yarn does each scarf require?

Thanks!

Amy :-)

laughing purple goldfish said...

amy - I was working from my stash of recycled yarns, and unfortunately I didn't take note of the yardage :(

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Maka Le Wakan said...

Lovely idea and looks really cosy.

Anonymous said...

would this be something for a beginner to do? i'm interested in getting into crocheting and came across your site. kinda of dunno where to start all i know is i want to make a scarf lol

i could use some helpful tips on patterns and where to actually begin. Email me at sweet_mystery24@hotmail.com

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Emily said...

This scarf is fantastic - I whipped one up on the weekend and took it into work today - everyone loves it and wants their own!

I'm planning to go buy some wool at lunch and make myself another one - so super quick that I can see myself making one to match every outfit!

laughing purple goldfish said...

maka - thank you

anon - this would be easy for a beginner... the stitchwork is very simple

one thing though... you might like to use a superbulky yarn (like, as thick as you can find) and use only one strand instead of four... I'm just thinking that a beginner might get confused holding four strands together and working them as one

silk scarf - much appreciated

emily - that's fabulous! they really are quick and easy, aren't they?

Boo Monster Becky said...

I am a beginner crocheter. I really loved this pattern. I was able to do it and it was quick. Thanks for posting it!

CoCo said...

I stumbled across this scarf randomly this weekend and loved it so much I whipped five during break. I love it and so do all my friends.

Angelwithbrokenwings said...

I was looking for a quick last minute Christmas gift and this was perfect. I had to use a smaller hook (6.50mm) because I didn't have anything bigger but, it still looks great. I also used a white flecked, blue, green and brown flecked yarn.
Thanks so much!

erica said...

I also worked this up for a Christmas Gift...I didn't have a 10/P hook, so I used a Q and 5 yarns. Looks great!

erica said...

I also worked this up as a last minute Christmas gift! I didn't have a 10/P hook, so I used a Q with 5 yarns. Looks Great!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I love your scarf - it looks so quick an easy. I've added your link to a list of crafts to do on a Road Trip - I wanted to make sure and include a great starter crochet item. :)

Simpletonia said...

I made this scarf yesterday evening, it's great. Thanks!

Christie said...

I've honestly made like six of these. The more I make, the more the kids around me want them!
Thanks for your creativity!

Frau Traumberg said...

Hi!

I would like to make a scarf like this, but I need to know the yardage.

I have four skeins of Merino superfine (95meters), do you think it will work?

sandhyasudhir said...

This is brilliant. I have to make a scarf for a swap and am looking for some unusual pattern. I think I might give this a try with the yarn that I have.

Anonymous said...

OK SERIOUSLY LOVING THIS!! I started this tonight and am already halfway through. I needed a couple of quick last minute gifts for back home. I am the worlds slowest crocheter. It's a great idea. Perfect for a Hostess Gift, and Nieces. :)
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Anonymous said...

i am learning to crochet and this looks super easy but the largest hook i have is a 6.5mm, can i use that?? also will this work with using just one string??

Jimmy said...

Well, I'll be trying this one out tomorrow! Looks fantastic, thanks a lot for it! :D

Little Owls said...

I did this! I think I must crochet pretty tight, because I had to frog it two rows in - it was like cardboard! Second attempt with just 3 strands (and six rows instead of your four) was much more bendy and soft. I'm going to do another one tonight xx

jeslynn205 said...

Has anyone kept track of how much yarn you need for this project? I am doing them for gifts and wanted to know how many skeins of yarn I need to purchase.

PLdarkangel said...

Is there a youtube video?? don't understand the crochet talk.. more of a visual learner..

thank you

laughing purple goldfish said...

No youtube video for this particular scarf, but there are loads of instructional crochet videos out there. You need to learn how to make a chain and how to work a double crochet stitch. They are the only things you need to learn.

I've used some abbreviations in the instructions:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hk - hook

Hope that helps!

Sharon

Dawn said...

Thank you! Made for American Girl doll with 2 yarns & ch 60. J hook. Turned out adorable.

Shannon81280@aol.com said...

Thanks so much for this! I was desperately seeking some quick yet fashionable holiday gifts for my son's pre-school teachers. I used a P hook and got away with just four rows. I added some fringe to both ends and it looks fab! I'll be making this one again.

Shannon Williams said...

I used Loops & Threads Country Loom, which is super bulky. One strand and done in 30 minutes. It is beautiful. So simple. I am a self taught crocheter and only been doing it for about 8 months. I made a bunch of scarves for Xmas gifts and just found this pattern. It is so quick. Will be doing this in multiple strands in school colors. I have orders for about 10 already. So this will make it fast going.

Love Crochet said...

Amazing pattern for a lovely scarf, thank you so much...
Tons of Great Crochet Clothing Patterns