For Christmas this year, I decided to make scarves for all of my in-laws. That's EIGHT scarves! I started them in early November, but the vast majority of the work was done in just the last 8 days before we did our early gift exchange.
Here's the lineup! (Apologies for some of the pictures being a bit blurry. When I took them, I may or may not have been stressed, sleep deprived, and over-caffienated.) All scarves took only one skein of each color.
#1. Finger-knit Cowl
Made with Red Heart Soft in Wine, held double.
#2. Herringbone Infinity Scarf
Made with I Love This Yarn in Antique Teal and Dark Raspberry, held double.
#3. Chunky Ribbed Scarf
Made with Red Heart Soft in Navy, held double.
#4. Half-double crochet stripes
Made with Red Heart Soft in Navy and in Mid Blue, held double.
Chain the length you want, and finish off. Hdc across each row, finishing off and switching colors after each row. Continue making rows until you reach the width you want, ending with the color you started with. Tie on fringe to hide the tails from your rows.
#5. Single crochet stripes
Made with Red Heart Soft in Navy and in Charcoal, held double.
Foundation single crochet the length you want. * Change colors. With new color, chain 1 and turn. Carry your previous color across your work as you use your new color to sc in each stitch across. Repeat from * until you reach the width you want, ending with the same color you started with. Finish off & weave in tails. (By carrying your unused color across each row, you don't have to weave in a bunch of tails when you're done.)
#6. Scheffield Infinity Scarf
Made with Red Heart Soft in Grape and in Charcoal, held double.
This piece gets made in a flat rectangle, and joined into an infinity scarf when the stitching is done. I put a twist in it when joining, to make it a mobius scarf.
#7. Minecraft Creeper Neck Warmer
SURPRISE! It's also a mask!
The nephew loved this, and immediately put it over his face! The neck warmer concept was a little lost on him, though. ;)
Made with Red Heart Soft in Guacamole.
I used a single crochet thermal stitch for this one. This provided a nice, warm fabric without holes in it. An 8mm hook allowed for a good drape and softness. I stitched it up as a flat rectangle, steam blocked it, sewed on black felt for the face, then joined the ends to make the tube.
#8. Rolling in the Deep Infinity Scarf
Made with Loops & Threads Soft & Shiny in Citrus and in Aqua.
#8.5. Miniature Rolling in the Deep scarf
The big version of the Rolling in the Deep scarf was for my niece. I used the leftover yarn to make a miniature version of the scarf so she can dress one of her American Girl dolls to match her.
I ran out of time on this one. I'd wanted to do a third section with stripes, alternating colors every row instead of the original pattern's every two rows, making it an even closer match to the original. But what I ended up with worked out just fine.
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc 3 together. Dc 3 together again. 3 dc in last ch. Chain 3 and turn. (Chain 3 counts as 1st dc of the next row, here & throughout.)
Row 2: 2 dc in last dc of previous row. Dc 3 together. Dc 3 together again. 3 dc in last stitch. Chain 3 and turn.
Repeat Row 2 until this section of color measures at least 13 inches. Change to the other color. Repeat row 2 with second color until that section measures at least 13 inches. Finish off and join ends of mini-scarf with a mattress stitch. Weave in tails.