Completed: Double crochet scarf

I am super proud of my very first scarf! Is it perfect? No. Is it functional? Very much so. I also completed it in only 2 days so it was pretty fast as well.

The yarn is Roma Big colour 12 from Scheepjeswol. It’s 100% acryl. I would have preferred to use a natural fiber but I also wanted to keep my first large project simple and thought it best to use a yarn that doesn’t split easily. This yarn fit that bill and I also really like this colour. The scarf only required two balls of yarn and I used a 10 mm hook (US size N) to make it. At the beginning of the scarf I did 19 double crochet stitches per row and at the end 20. By the time I discovered I had accidently added one stitch too many at some point I would have had to unravel nearly half of what I had already done and figured it wasn’t really all that noticeable so decided to leave it.

 The scarf is about as long as I am tall, which is 1.65m and it’s going to keep me really warm this winter.

December 28, 2013

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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8 Comments

  1. Claire

    Congratulations for making your first crochet item! It’s a lovely colour on you. I hope you enjoy wearing it.

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    • Emmely

      Thank you, I’ve already switched to my new scarf when I go outside so I’m sure it will be used often!

      Reply
  2. Deborah

    Yay for you! It really looks awesome. Love the color! It really does get easier the more you practice. I’m so thrilled for you! 🙂

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    • Emmely

      Thank you! I am also really happy with the colour, much more fun than the grey scarf that I wore before!

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      • Deborah

        A good time of year for adding a touch of color! Happy New Year! 🙂

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        • Emmely

          Happy new year to you as well! The funny thing is, I now see this colour everywhere. Could I unbeknowingly be following a trend? Seriously, we went to the opera this afternoon and when I was waiting in line for the bathroom there were 3 (!) women in front of me wearing a jacket in this colour.

          Reply
  3. Julie

    Your scarf looks great! The more you crochet the easier it becomes, I mostly make hats and my favorite hooks are Susan Bates I baked fimo clay handles on them so they fit in my hand better – several of my friends like Clover hooks but I haven’t tried them yet

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    • Emmely

      Thank you! Perhaps I’ll have to look into fimo clay, I still find the narrow hooks difficult to work with and as a result I hardly ever do crochet anymore while I really liked it when I worked with the thick handled hook I used for this scarf.

      Reply

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