I decided to make myself a crocheted scarf this past weekend. It only took me a few minutes to find the type of stitch that I wanted to do in the crochet book I have. The stitch that I chose is called the Beehive stitch. I found a video on yourtube on how to do this stitch to make sure that I was doing it right, so if you want to make this and don't understand how to do it, I recommend looking there!
Here is what I did to make this scarf:
2 Skeins of Caron Simply Soft
6.5mm/K crochet hook
I doubled up the yarn by using both the skeins so that the yarn was bulkier. I think I would have liked making this with just the one strand of yarn also. You would really only need one skein of the Caron Simply Soft in order for you to get it as long as mine was if you chose to use only one skein at a time.
There are 2 types of stitches you need to know how to do. Double crochet(dc) and the front post double crochet (FPdc).
Chain 21(or shorter if you want your scarf more narrow. It just has to be a multiple of 2 plus 1)
Prep row: Starting in the 4th chain from the hook dc across the row. Turn.
Row 1: ch 3, skip first st, **FPdc in the next dc, dc in the next dc repeat from **until the end of the
row. The last dc should be in the top of the ch 3. Turn.
Row 2: ch 3, skip first st, **FPdc in the next dc, dc in the next dc repeat from **until the end of
the row. The last dc should be in the top of the ch 3. Turn.
You will repeat row 1 and 2 until the scarf is long enough to wrap it twice around your neck. Then you will fasten off and sew the ends of the scarf together. The length I liked ended up using most of the skein of yarn. Using the two strands of yarn as if it were one made the fabric seem really stiff. However once I washed it that seemed to soften it up. I am sure if you wanted to only use one strand it could look really pretty!
I think by chaining 21 it was a little too wide especially since I wrapped it twice around my neck but it definitely kept me warm during these past really cold weeks!