I’ve never been much of a shopper before spending extended amounts of time in Minneapolis and discovering the Mall of America: The Mall of Malls. I don’t think I can ever go to another mall again as long as I live! It’d be like eating chocolate cake and then only getting to eat Hersey’s Kisses for the rest of your life.
I was strolling along the Mall of America one day and came across this Floral Print Crochet Eternity Scarf at Urban Outfitters. I loved the idea of putting fabric together with crochet, and was determined to figure out how to do it myself.
What You’ll Need
- 44″ by 16″ square of fabric that is the same on both sides – I used polka dot silk
- 330 – 400 yards of worsted weight yarn – I used three skeins of Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Bok Choy, Copper, and Dusk
- Crochet hooks, size 1 (2.35 mm), and size J (6 mm)
- Small single hole puncher
1. With the small hole puncher, punch between 36 – 42 holes along a short end of the fabric, slightly less than 1/2″ apart.
2. With your smaller crochet hook, pull up a loop of yarn through the first hole in your fabric. Slide that loop onto your larger crochet hook. With your smaller crochet hook, pull up another loop of yarn through the second hole in your fabric. Slide it onto your larger crochet hook. With your larger crochet hook, yarn over and pull that loop through both loops on your crochet hook, completing your first single crochet stitch.
Continue in this manner – pulling up a loop of yarn through the next hole in your fabric with your smaller crochet hook, putting that loop on your larger crochet hook, and making a single crochet, until all your holes have single crochet stitches in them.
3. When you are done with this first row of single crochet, chain 2 and turn. Work in double crochet until crocheted section measures 44″, so half your scarf is fabric and half your scarf is double crocheted.
4. Punch the same number of holes in the other side of fabric that you have stitches. Make sure to count so that if you lost or added a stitch along the way you can either correct it or adjust the number of holes you make in your fabric.
5. With your fabric laying over your crochet section, and being careful not to have a twist in your scarf (unless you want one!), with your smaller crochet hook pull up a loop of yarn through both the next DC and the first hole in your fabric.
And put that loop on your larger crochet hook.
And complete the single crochet stitch!
6. Repeat in this manner – pulling up another loop through both next DC and hole in your fabric with your small crochet hook, putting it on your larger crochet hook, and single crocheting it, along the entire row.
And you are done! Weave in your ends, and get ready to have a gigantic scarf to master!
But this scarf is a winner whether you rock it doubled up or tripled up around your neck.
I’ve been wearing it every time the temp drops below 75 and people are convinced I’m wearing two scarfs! It’s awesome!