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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.
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.
It’s nice to get away from your main craft from time to time isn’t it? I feel that way when I pick up a crochet project.
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.
I should get into this because it seems like such a relaxing hobby. #SITSBlogging
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
I wish I had the patience to learn how to crochet. Your scarf turned out beautiful. Love the color combo!
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Looks like a fun project. I have never been able to crochet, but it’s not really my thing. Happy crafting!
Yes. Sometimes just a hook instead of needles makes it more fun.
I wish I knew how to knit and crochet, the scarf looks amazing! I haven’t been able to catch much of the Olympics, but looking forward to watching most of the hockey!
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!
This scarf looks cozy and patriotic. I’ve watched snippets of the Olympics. Hope to catch more in the upcoming week.
My crocheting skills are so rough! I can knit fairly easily but for whatever reason crochetings always been harder! What a fun scarf to help celebrate the Olympics! Stopping by from #SITSBlogging
Oh! Pretty! I can crochet a little, but not my best craft. May try again soon. #SITSBlogging
We’ve been watching the Olympics a lot around here. I bet it would be fun to have a scarf like this around. Thanks for the instructions… I may try it myself as I’ve just started to crochet again. #SITSBlogging
Crochet is not my best subject, by far. This one is super easy! Thanks for visiting, all.
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