Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fancy Granny Scarf

I found this lovely scarf and decided I wanted to try and make my own.  And this is what I came up with.

 A little different but still (in my opinion, lol) very pretty.

The Squares.
The first step was to find a pattern for a granny square that I liked.  The original pattern was for a blanket but I am using it for my scarf. 
 I used hook H/8-5mm and some Red Heart Super Soft yarn.  (I'm guessing I used about 7 oz.  I don't know the exact amount since I was working with a skein that I had already used yarn out of.  I also definitely recommend using a soft yarn for this project.)  The pattern for the square said that it would make a 7"x7" square but mine ended up being only 6"x6".  Since I was going for a scarf that measured at least 60" that meant I needed 10 squares.  If your squares are bigger you can adjust how many you will need.
You can find the square pattern here- Get pattern here.

Joining the Squares.
Once you have your squares made you will need to join them.  I joined mine by putting 2 squares wrong sides together and inserting hook front to back through inside loop of top square and back to front through inside loop of bottom square.  Yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook. At the corners I worked one joining stitch in each chain 3.  If this makes no sense feel free to use whatever joining method you prefer.

The Border.
For round one work 1 sc in every stitch.  At each join work 1 sc in chain 3 space, 1 sc in join stitch, and 1 sc in chain 3 space.  At every corner work 2 sc, chain 1, 2 sc in each chain 3 corner.  Join with slip stitch to beginning sc stitch.
Round 2- slip stitch in next 2 stitches, chain 4, 1 dc in same stitch, chain 1, * (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) in fourth stitch, ch 1* around, working (1 dc, chain 3, 1 dc) at each corner.  (It may be necessary to "fudge" the pattern a little to get the corners to work out properly.)  Slip stitch in chain 3 of beginning chain 4.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.  Wear.

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