While we bundle up in cold awaiting the first snowfall this winter in east coast, here I am sharing the warmth with a story of how I happen to crochet a scarf…
Learning to crochet is one of those things, when once learnt can never be forgotten. Like a baby learning to walk, balancing the bicycle or staying afloat in water. I took my first step probably 10 years ago during the arts and crafts class in my school days. All I could make were small coasters with the basic stitches. Every once in a while, when we walked past the yarn isle in the crafts store, my DH used to ask if I could make a sweater or a scarf for him. I was reluctant to buy because I felt that I spent way too much on my hobbies. I finally changed my mind and picked up the super bulky wool and crochet kit from walmart. Result? A cozy warm men’s scarf!
- Wool – Lion brand little granite and the black cambridge tweed
- Stitch – Single crochet (sc) and chain stitch (ch)
- Hook size – N
Making a scarf doesn’t get any easier than this, all I needed to learn was sc and ch stitches. My husband wanted a scarf long enough to tuck beneath his winter jackets so I made a 4 ft scarf. The book that came with the crochet kit was pretty good but honestly I have hard time decoding the crochet pattern so I found these videos by Crochet geek on YouTube. If you are a beginner I suggest Teresa’s blog/video for step by step guide to complete any crochet or knitting projects. I’m no expert to share patterns and tips on how-to-crochet. It just makes me happy to have finished a scarf that he wears to work everyday!