The Iron Craft challenge for this week was making something inspired by the Olympics. I’d already done a knit hat earlier in the season and wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do until I thought about all the red, white and blue yarn I had lying around. (I had extra red from the Christmas stockings and blue from the Mario scarf.)
You could do stripes or hold all three colors together, like I did. You could also use a fancier stitch pattern, but I’m still pretty much a novice when it comes to crochet, so mine is single crochet throughout.
This is a great way to bust some stash quickly — it only took a few hours — but it does make a very dense scarf. This thing has just about no drape at all. But the good thing about that is when you get it in a comfy position it will stay there.
Making the Scarf
I would guess I used somewhere between 75 and 100 yards each of red, white and blue medium weight yarn to make a scarf that’s roughly 5.5 inches wide and 48 inches long. I used a size L crochet hook, but one even bigger would help open up the project and give it more drape.
Using all three yarns, make a slip knot. Chain 11, then work single crochet on 10 stitches until desired length (or when you run out of one color, in my case).
Of course if you’re from a country that doesn’t use red, white and blue as its colors (or you just don’t want a nation-themed scarf) you could make this in any colors you like. Or throw in a bit of novelty yarn for even more fun.
Have you been watching the Olympics? I haven’t managed to see any yet but hope to change that soon.