This past Christmas I crocheted a scarf for my mom as one of her gifts. I had made her one a few years ago but it was one of my first attempts at crocheting so it was a little wonky. The one I made this year was long, skinny, and had a ruffle on one side. The pattern is the Arugula Scarf from Fiber Flux, one of my favorite crochet blogs, and only altered it a little.
I started by chaining 200. I did this during my lunch break at work while sitting at my desk and was worried someone would interrupt me causing me to loose track so I made a chart and marked the boxes off every 25 ch.
This shot is just as I was starting the ruffle row. I had done an extra two rows to get the width I wanted and I loved that I could see it angling out which gives it that nice curl.
Here is the completed scarf! It was a very simple scarf to make and I suggest it for any beginner who wants to do more than single crochet. I didn’t use the yarn suggested in the post but found one of a similar size at Michael’s. I think the hardest part was picking out what color it should be. The yarn was also quite soft which I think is important because I can’t stand itchy things on my neck.
While I was making the scarf, my boyfriend didn’t understand why it was so skinny and said that it wouldn’t keep my mom warm. I have it on good authority from my mom that it keeps her quite warm and she loves it.
Nothing stands close to a homemade gift.