There’s many a crochet beginner who has made their skill debut with the design and completion of a crochet scarf. A simple project that lends itself to a variety of bold colors and various patterns, the crochet scarf has marked the foray into the world of crochet for many just picking up hook and yarn. Additionally, the shape of the crochet scarf is enormously forgiving of any first timer mistakes.
If you would like to try to make a crochet scarf, the possibilities are endless when it comes to design and color combinations. If you are making the crochet scarf for yourself – not a bad idea if this is your first attempt – then the choices are all yours. The decisions include the type of yarn – a textural choice that’s really a matter of preference, although you may want to avoid anything too scratchy considering the crochet scarf goes around your neck. You must also decide the color of the yarn – or color combination. You can do a simple, solid pattern, mix it up, or even add some pattern designs throughout.
Additionally, before beginning your crochet scarf, you must also decide the length of your scarf. You may want a shorter crochet scarf that’s more about fashion or a longer crochet scarf that’s more about function.
If you are just beginning crochet, it may be helpful to purchase a crochet scarf pattern to help you along. You can find the patterns at local craft stores or online where pattern sites offer many from which to choose. The Internet can be a great resource for finding patterns for any crochet scarf you want to attempt – as well as pictures of the final product.
If you are feeling ambitious, you can even attempt a crochet scarf as a gift. Pick favorite colors of the person to whom you are giving the scarf and get to work. The beauty of making such a personal gift for someone you love is that they won’t ever notice the mistakes. They will, however, know that they’ve received a unique gift that truly means something.