Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Braided Crocheted Scarf

UPDATE: My scarves are now for sale on Etsy! Check out my shop and buy a custom or pre-made scarf by me! 

First time I'm showing my face on here! So, I really like this scarf. It was super quick to make and a twist on normal scarves! I got the idea from a pin from the blog Baby Night Night Crafts
I didn't make a pictured tutorial for this one but I will tell you the pattern is:

Start with some chain stitches 
(depends on your desired length) I have a loose stitch so I believe I made around 60-100
Double crochet back onto the chain
Repeat for a total of five rows of double crochets(not including chain)
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Take your three "mini scarves" and braid them together (I braided them rather loosely!)Then sew your ends to make it an infinity and you're all set! I want to try three different colors next!










97 comments:

  1. That is so cute!! I'm trying it tomorrow!

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    1. Wonderful! Let me know how it goes :)

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    2. My yarn has been waiting for this. thank you so much for posting. (PS- you have a beautiful face :) )

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    3. This is wonderful! I'm going to try it!

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    4. Can't wait to try this one! Thanks for posting.

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    5. Love this, will be starting it today!

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    7. Started mine this evening and it is SO easy! Cannot wait for the finished product!

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    8. This is just gorgeous! One of the members of my crochet group made this with variegated yarn and it looks absolutely stunning. It's been so popular in the group (we have 14k members, lol) that I've added a link to your pattern in Ravelry. (You've been correctly credited). Just lovely. xoox

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    9. Love it! Going to make it. Thanks for sharing!!:))

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    10. I've made 4 of these and am having fun. I like that your pattern is simple and can be changed to make it mine. I"ve made on that is variegated and differnet texture yarns. Thank you. I am going to try your other pattern this week too.

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    11. I made mine with Green, Purple, and white - very pretty!

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    12. i love it. thank you for sharing . will start mine today.

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    13. I have my three minis made. Do I need to block? When I braid it looks messy. Do you need to keep them flat while braiding?

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    14. That is so cute, must try.

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    15. Just made this scarf this week. It is so easy to do...can make up in a few hours, but it looks so complicated when worn. Everyone at my crochet class was very impressed!

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  2. ADORABLE! When are you opening an Etsy shop so we can place our orders? :-)

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  3. Love it! I saw the original pin and wasn't sure what size hook or weight of yarn. What did you use?
    ali @ www.40tasks.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi! Thank you :) I used "I Love This Yarn", the acrylic soft kind (I'll link a full description below). And I used a 5.5mm aluminum hook.

      http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/sungold-i-love-this-yarn-solid-yarn-378133/

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    2. Kristi...how many skeins of yarn did you use? 1 or 2? Or more?

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    3. This is a very, very late reply, but may help others as well. I used just one skein of I Love This Yarn (approx 350 yards I believe)

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  4. Very cute! can not wait to make one : )

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    1. If and when you make one post a link to it here, I'd love to see! :)

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  5. I really like this scarf, and it's so simple, i can't wait to try this. and pass it on to others

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  6. I made this scarf in 3 different colors love it!

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  7. How did you sew the ends together? ( getting back into crochting)

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    1. I just connect the ends together with loops. It's sort of hard to explain because it is so simple. I hope to make a video of how I do it in the future. In the mean time I'm sure there are similar videos on youtube of great ways to do it :)

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    2. do you overlap the 3 mini's or connect them as 3 separate ones?

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    3. Do you put the 3 mini scarves side by side and sew them that way or do you stack the 3 ends up and then sew them together.

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  8. Im trying to get the "desired length" and I started with a chain of 80, I'm done one mini scarf and it looks short, should I got ahead hoping it will seem longer later or if its tight should I start over with a longer chain?

    Any advice from those of you who tried, love this scarf though! Thanks

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    1. Keep in mind the scarf will shrink based on how tightly you braid the strands together! If you want a loose braid, like mine, it will only "shrink" about 6 inches or so. so lay the miniscarf around your neck and subtract 6 inches and see what you think!

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    2. Hi, I'm just learning to crochet and was wondering why it will shrink. Am I supposed to wash the scarf after the ends are sewed together? Or will it just shrink naturally after time?

      Thanks, Rachel

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  9. How are the ends connected.
    And how many twists or braids to get it to look like yours.

    Monica

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    1. I did a very loose braid. I don't think it was more than 5 twists, but just experiment :) None will look exactly the same because of yarn thickness, length, crochet technique, etc. That's what makes this so unique :)

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  10. Love this cute pattern! Some aides at my church found this pattern on Pinterest and wanted to know if I could teach them to make this...none of them know how to crochet. I came home to try it out...I mixed colors...2colors per mini scarf...a little funky...but it's cute!

    I used Vanna's Choice and a 5.5 hook and went up to 90 ch at beg and it's still too small. I must crochet much tighter than you...I'll either try with bulky weight next time or chain more at beg.

    Such a cute pattern! Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment! I am so happy to see people are enjoying this scarf so much! If you and your friends at church would like to post pictures in a comment I would love to see them!

      yes, I crochet somewhat loosely because I go very fast, and I find it easily to buzz right along with larger loops haha. but that is not to say it would look very cute with a tighter stitch! I would love to see it shorter as well :)

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    2. having a hard time connecting the ends to look right pleas help some on :)

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  11. Made this last night with three different shades of purple I had left over from Christmas gifts. The yarn was Lion Brand Hometown USA, pretty chunky stuff and I used a "P" hook. I struggled with keeping the braid and connecting the ends. I'm going to keep experimenting, thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Sounds lovely! Thanks for the comment :) Happy Crocheting

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    3. Just a thought, but you could hold the ends together with stitch markers or large safety pins so you don't have to fight with keeping the braid together. I just found this and haven't tried it yet, but I think that might work. I bet the purple is super cute. :D

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  12. I love this! working on one right now :)

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    1. Thanks! Let me know how it turns out :)

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    2. I made it two different colours and i love it! Can't wait to wear it

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  13. What size crochet hook did you use and what kind of yarn?

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    1. She said she used a 5.5 hook, which I believe is an I hook and she used the I love this yarn which is a very soft worsted weight.

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  14. I just paid a lady on etsy $5 for this. Dang Nab it!

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  15. Would love to know the yarn and size of hook. Heading to town later today and would love to pick up supplies!!! LOL.

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  16. Thank you for sharing! Two thumbs up :-)

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  17. Would you consider sharing a pic of where the ends are connected? I'm having trouble picturing that part. Love how quick and easy it seems?

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  18. I would love to see the seam as well... I want to make these for christmas presents :-)

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  19. I'm not getting it from your directions.. :(

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  20. I think you mean chain 160, there's no way that can be only 60 stitches long using a 5.5 hook, unless you're working with SUPER chunky yarn. I'm working on mine now, and made it 160 stitches using medium weight Lion Brand Vanna's Choice. Otherwise it's a great pattern! I'm thinking of attaching the seams using a large satin ribbon bow in the corner.

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    1. Definitely NOT 160. I did 160 as you mentioned and it was so long it has to be doubled to be worn! No more than 90-100 to give the length she has shown.

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    2. Definitely NOT 160. I made it with 160 as suggested and it is so long it has to be doubled to be worn. No more than 90-100 to get the length shown with 5.5 hook!

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  21. The 160 and 60 makes a little more sense to me too. I just chained 60 and I don't think it would even fit my daughter. :) Thanks for figuring out the pattern though. I love the original too. You did a great job Kristi!

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  22. With mine, I looked at the picture and did 120 on each side (blue) and white down the middle. Might use 160 next time. When it was all braided, it was not long enough to wrap around the neck. Love the scarf!! Thank you!!

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  23. Using your suggestions I just finished the scarf in purple. So pretty. Thank you!

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  24. Marvelous! Can I have the pattern?

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  25. Love it, it is great!!

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  26. my Granddaughter will love this....trying it as soon as my other 3 projects are done...lol

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  27. I love this! How many skeins of yarn?

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  28. Now a wee problem! Is this American Double Crochet? I am from Northern Ireland so I think maybe we call this Treble Crochet!!! Also how much yarn do we require?

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    1. I finished this a couple of days ago. Yes, our double crochet is your treble crochet. (http://crochet.about.com/od/conversioncharts/a/termtranslate.htm) If you use the same color for all three "strands" of the scarf, it will only take one 7 oz/200g skein. If you use more than one color, you will only need one skein of each. Hope that helps.

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  29. I finished the three "mini" scarves ... getting ready to braid and sew them! I used double stranded yellow on baby yellow ... soft and pretty ... I used one good sized "ball" of yarn each. :)

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  30. I plan on making one using the colors from the 3 colleges my boys go to: purple, green, and blue. Thanks for the great idea!

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  31. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152176989804260&set=a.10152176989109260.1073741881.722949259&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_comment

    Made this last night.. needs some improvements but off to a great start. TY

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  32. How many ounces of yarn did this take? I'm not sure how much of a 'ball' is. :/ I have 2 ounces of a tiny ball of yarn and I'm trying to make good use of it. I'm also going shopping for yarn tonight and I want to try and make this. Wanna make sure I have enough yarn to make more than one! thanks in advance!

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  33. What a great scarf! Many, many thanks for posting this! :). :)
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  34. Finished my first one. Used an "I"/5.5mm hook and Red Heart SuperSaver yarn. Thanks for the pattern. Pic of finished scarf is here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/215750638372432232

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  35. This is an awesome scarf! I don't crochet but I might try a to knit something similar. I thought you might want to know that I posted your scarf on my blog in a post showing some of my favorite pins.(With credit to you of course)

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  36. Can you please tell me what kind of yarn you used, what weight? I love this scarf - beautiful job!

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  37. I just found my answer looking thru all the posts - thx!

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  38. Anyone care to share how many skeins it takes?

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  39. The most fun-to-make scarf I've seen in a long time. Can't wait to try it!!! Keep up your good suggestions. I love how you answer questions as they come in
    - that helps all of us!! :)

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  40. Thanks for sharing this post! Though you didn’t share how to make this scarf, you shared the pattern of it, thanks to you. However, I am hoping that you will share photo tutorial for this pattern. Looking forward to it! Thanks.

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  41. Just finished my 3 mini scarves and struggling with the braid....likely will struggle with the joining as well ( my second project ever...b very much a beginner. ...any video tutorials or picture tutorials yet?

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  42. I just made one. It's perfect for the fall weather. I even used a similar yellow color. I loved the way it looked with my green sweater :)

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  43. I'm a newbie crocheter too! This is really beautiful!

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  44. Beautiful! I'm going to make one tomorrow!

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  45. I'm excited to make this for a Christmas present!

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  46. How do you connect the ends so it is not bulky?

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  47. Going to try this tomorrow! Such a pretty scarf.

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  48. I am working on one right now. Can't wait to see how it comes out. I am using MN Vikings football colors. :D

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  49. I found this a couple weeks ago - THANK YOU!! for leaving it up!! Made my sis one for Christmas using 3 colors each mini scarf (red, smokey gray & black) -- i just hadta try! But wrapped the colors around so one color's in the middle then 2rounds of the next and 2 rounds of the final - each is different middle color! I used Heartland medium worsted and 150 chain at the beginning, but will use more chain next time as this will not wrap around the neck again =) ... But not sure it should either!
    THANK YOU!! Now to figure out sewing the ends....!

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  50. How do we braid the 3mini scarfs together ,i am having trouble

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  51. I found that using safety pins at the ends when you are ready to join works well. Then just use the same color wool of each piece to whip stitch together with a darning needle. Then I tacked all three pieces together at the back of the neck to hold them all in place.

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  52. how much is it? can you ship it to Indonesia?
    thx

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  53. Hi is your video coming out with that

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  54. Hi is your video coming out with that

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  55. This is great! Thank you for sharing! I've shared this in my blog with a link for this post. Continue with the good work!
    http://www.silversandlife.com/inspiration-winter-crochet/

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  56. Made this scarf and it is indeed awesome! I am making several more for gifts.

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  57. I like that but why make it so difficult to get to it? is it that's its free? no disrespect but that's who I am. All these scarves are beautiful some more so. I am just trying to get back into crocheting.

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