Bobble Infinity Scarf

Since my exams have finished, I have been on a crazy crochet spree, frantically finishing anything that has been sitting around my house unfinished, or using stashed yarn that has been collecting dust (figuratively of course; I keep the yarn in plastic bags so the dog hair doesn't get in it).

A friend asked me the other day, "How many scarves do you have?".  I had been wearing one outside, but after spending an hour shovelling snow, it was all wet. So I went to put a different one on. I explained my addiction. I like having a warm neck, I guess. And my collection is growing. As seen here.

Bobble Infinity Scarf

Foundation Single Crochet 300, join first sc to last with sl st. Turn.
Row 1: Ch 2, *sc in next 4 sts, dc5tog in next sc*. Repeat from * to * around. join first sc to last sc5tog with sl sts. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, sc in next 2 sc, dc5tog in next sc, *sc in next 4 sts, dc5tog in next sc*. Repeat from * to * around. Join first st to last with sl st. Turn. 
Row 3-6: repeat rows 1 and 2 until scarf is as wide as you want. (I just went until I ran out of my red yarn, I would have preferred it wider)
Last Row: sc in each st. Join first to last with sl st. Fasten off. 

And there you have it, another super simple scarf for this wintery season. I say "wintery" in the strongest way, as it has been -40 degrees Celsius in my city all week.

Bundle up!


Simple Ribbed Infinity Scarf

An easy addition to your Handmade Holiday list, the Ribbed Infinity Scarf!

I could not for the life of me figure out what I wanted the yarn to become. I had a clear picture in my minds eye, but could not translate it into the material world. 

I would knit (whaaaat??), but mess up and frog it. I tried again and again until I gave up on knitting a scarf. 

So I tried to mimic the beautiful knit-knit-purl-purl pattern with crochet post stitches. But it was not as delicate as I imagined. Frogged.

So I went back to the basics. I went way back to single crochet, and I loved it. I love its simplicity, I love remembering that the basics can sometimes be best.

Simple Ribbed Infinity Scarf

-8mm crochet hook
-8 skeins Cascade Pima Silk ( or other worsted weight yarn. Pima Silk skeins are ~109 yards of yarn a piece. Keep that in mind when substituting yarns)

**Note: Pattern is worked in back stitches only and use 4 strands of yarn at once.

Foundation Single Crochet 20 sts.
Row 1: sc in each sc. Turn.
Row 2 - 90: ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn

Sew Foundation Row to Row 90. I hand sewed it together, but in hindsight I would have single crocheted it together. 

And thats it! It was finished super quickly in one relaxing Saturday afternoon. 

Enjoy the simplicity!

And Happy Crocheting!


A Relaxing Friday

Instead of studying for my last final for the semester (!!!), I went to the fabric store and have been trying to knit.

I tried with my little knitting needles, but using these gigantic ones are so much easier for my very beginner skills.

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