But that's beside the point-- I have something exciting to share! Behold:
I made this scarf for my sister-in-law for Christmas this year because she lives in the mountains and that means that scarves are ALWAYS relevant. I had originally searched Pinterest for some sort of pattern, but did not really fall in love with any of the patterns that I came across, so I decided to create my own--
I'm not the most expert at creating my own patterns since I have not been crocheting for that long, but I mentally adapted a pattern that I use all the time to make afghans, and voila! We have achieved scarf!
Though to be perfectly honest, I'm kind of wishing that I had made one for myself right about now. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE -50 degree windchills as much as the next person... but.. yeah. A cozy scarf could really hit the spot right now.
Care to make one for yourself? AWESOME. Because I've got the pattern right here! Fo free, yo!
Now, I've never written a pattern before, so I hope this make sense:
I used two skeins to Caron Simply Soft yarn and a size I hook.
Row 1: 1sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1sc in next ch, skip 1 ch. *1sc in next 5 chs, 3sc in next ch, 1sc in next 5 ch, skip 2ch. Repeat from * 3 times until there are 3 ch left. Skip 1 ch, 1sc in last 2 ch, ch1 and turn.
Row 2: Through both loops, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next st, skip 1 st. *Working in front loops, 1sc in next 5 sts, 3sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, skip 2 sts. Repeat from * 3 times. Skip 1 ch, 1sc through both loops of last 2 sts. ch1 and turn.
Repeat row 2 until scarf reaches desired length, switching colors as needed. Then fit chevrons together and sew or crochet together to make a closed loop (you'll have to turn one half of the scarf over to match up the zig-zags correctly).
And that's it! Again, I hope that it makes sense, but if you encounter any problems, please let me know! I'm a total novice at pattern writing, so I wouldn't be surprised if it has a few snags haha. Also, I'd love to see pictures if anyone decides to make one for themselves!
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