Braided Crochet Scarf
If you're just learning how to crochet then this Braided Crochet Scarf is the perfect design for you; it's great for beginners! RED HEARTÂ® Boutiqueâ„¢ â€œSashayâ„¢ is used for a fun and unique design. This scarf is so easy no one will know the difference.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Scarf measures 2½” wide x 84” long.
- RED HEART® Boutique™ “Sashay™”: 1 ball 1946 Ballet A.
- RED HEART® Boutique™ “Doodle™”: 1 ball 1114 Cream B.
- Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
GAUGE: Gauge is not important for this project.
Stretch one end of the Sashay open for several inches and lay it flat, placing the edge with the metallic thread along the bottom. Notice that the Sashay yarn is a mesh of holes. You will be working in the top row of the mesh and leaving the metallic edge loose to form the ruffle. You are
using the top channel of holes as if it is yarn. With A you will alternate an over under chain stitch around one strand of B forming a ruffly wrap.
Cut 3 strands of B 108” (3 yds) each. A is worked while still in the ball.
Place one strand of A below one strand of B with ends even. *Insert hook into first hole at top of A. While wrapping around the top of B insert hook in the third hole of A and pull through making a chain stitch. Going under B, skip two holes of A and insert hook in the third hole, pull through making second chain stitch. Repeat from * alternating going over and under B to make Ruffle wrap until you reach the end of yarn. Cut A leaving 2” to fasten off.
With two strands of B and one strand of wrapped B/A tie a knot at one end. Braid the three strands together until you reach 5” from the end. Tie off in a knot.
Trim ends even.
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