Red, White and Blue Crocheted Scarf {Iron Craft Challenge}


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.)

But I’m doing a ton of knitting right now (hello, book!) so I didn’t really want to knit anything else. So I decided to crochet a scarf. crocheted scarf pattern

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. red white blue scarf

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.

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14 Comments

  1. I love these scarves!! So cute and patriotic!! I havn’t been knitting lately, and do not know how to crochet, but you’ve inspired me to pick up my sticks today!! Thank you for the post.

    #SITSblogging

  2. The scarf is really lovely. I so wish that I could crochet. I’m sure it will be one of those crafts that I will only be able to learn once the kids grow up and move out. I seem to having a running list for those. My friend crochets and she makes it seem so easy. Love the look and the colors. #SITSBlogging

  3. Yes I love the Olympics and my husband and I have been watching them like crazy!!! I really prefer the Summer Olympics over the Winter games, but I enjoy them both nonetheless. Beautiful scarf, you’re so talented!

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