Crocheting a scarf using a lighter weight wool is a fast project to complete in just a few weeks' time. If you decide you want a heavier scarf, you can move up to a bulky yarn, such as Lion Brand Trellis yarn. This is a yarn manufactured to look like ribbon, but it is heavier than a worsted weight yarn. To crochet comfortably with Trellis yarn, you'll need to use a 10 millimeter or P-15 hook, or a hook which will enable you to obtain the correct gauge.
Things You'll Need
3 balls Lion Brand Trellis yarn of any color
10 millimeter or P-15 crochet hook
Use a P-15 hook and crochet a test swatch using single crochet. The correct gauge will be 12 single crochet stitches and 10 rows in a 4-by-4 swatch. Once you have crocheted a swatch with the correct gauge, chain 15 stitches.
Crochet a turning chain for row one, then turn your work from right to left. Single crochet in the second chain of foundation chain from hook to the last chain. Count stitches to make sure you have 14 stitches in each row. Keep single crocheting in each stitch in the previous row for four rows. For each row, crochet a turning chain, then turn your work from right to left.
Half-double crochet in the second stitch from hook to the end of the row, count stitches to make sure you have 14 stitches in each row. Continue to half-double crochet in each stitch in the previous row for three more rows. For each row, crochet a turning chain, then turn work from right to left.
Double-crochet in the third stitch from hook to the end of the row, count stitches to ensure you have 14 stitches in that row. Continue to double-crochet in each stitch from the previous row for the next two rows, crochet a turning chain and turn work from right to left.
Triple-crochet in the fourth stitch from hook to the end of the row, count stitches to ensure 14 stitches in that row and continue to triple-crochet in each stitch from the previous row for two more rows; crochet a turning chain, turn work from right to left.
Begin working in reverse; that is, after you have triple-crocheted through the end of your sixteenth row, double crochet for two rows, then half-double-crochet for three rows and single-crochet for four rows. At the end of each row, count to make sure you have 14 stitches in each row, crochet a turning chain and turn your work from right to left.
Crochet a border around your scarf using one row of slip stitch. Weave ends in neatly and cut excess yarn.
As you crochet, remember to check the edges to make sure you’re maintaining an even edge. If you’re losing width, you may be losing stitches.
For care and cleaning, hand wash this scarf or dry-clean using P-class solvents, such as perchlorethylene. Do not bleach, machine dry or iron this scarf.