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Knitting will always be my first yarn-related love, but even I have to admit that when you need to make something in a hurry, crochet is the way to do.
Even if you only know how to make single crochet stitches, a single-crochet scarf is pretty quick to stitch and will be warm. But if you can alternate single crochet with taller, more open stitches, the work will go that much faster but still be warm and will look a little more interesting, too.
So that’s what I did.
Double crochet is my favorite taller stitch, so I alternated two rows of single crochet with a row of double crochet, which makes textured “stripes” that look interesting because you’re seeing both sides of the same stitch alternating throughout the work.
How to Make a Quick Crochet Scarf
I used bulky yarn and a size J/10/6 mm hook and worked 14 stitches.
So, to being your quick crochet scarf, make a slip knot and chain 15 (or one more than the number of stitches you want to work).
Starting with the second loop from the hook, work a single crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1 at the end of the row and turn.
Work another row of single crochet, and at the end, chain 2 (you need 2 to make the height of a double crochet).
Turn the work, then skip the 2 stitches you just chained and work a row of double crochet, beginning in the third loop from the hook. Chain 1 at the end of the row.
Repeat these three rows until your scarf is the desired length or you run out of yarn. I ended with two single crochet rows to make the ends look the same.
Weave in your ends and you are done!
Make a solid color like I did or stripe it to make a stash-busting scarf. Work strips, squares or a giant piece to make a throw or blanket (I’m thinking hard about that one).
Do you crochet simple scarves? I’d love to hear about the patterns you use, and what you do to #givewarmth during the holidays.