This pattern was born out of my aversion to weaving in ends. I love to use color and to blend colors, but the thought of having to weave in two ends for every time I changed colors is enough to immediately put a pattern in the reject category.
I had a bunch of Homespun scraps, from various projects. A high-school-acquaintance-now-reconnected-through-Facebook-friend had published a beautiful book, Eagles of the Ashokan. The colors in her photographs inspired me to use different colors of scrap Homespun, together, and what resulted was this neckwarmer.
This pattern is about as easy as patterns come. All you need to know is how to chain, make single crochets, and tie knots.
Scraps of any sort of yarn. I used Homespun.
Crochet Hook: any hook that will go with your yarn. I used a K hook.
Leaving an 8” tail, ch 60 (or any number of stitches that will result in a ring that fits easily over your head). Join with a slip stitch to the first chain (ok, so I lied, you also need to know how to sl), being careful not to twist chain. Fasten off, leaving an 8” tail. Tie tails together into a square knot.
Row 1: In the ch after the join, attach a new piece of yarn, leaving an 8” tail, and sc in each ch, around, including the joining stitch. Fasten off, leaving an 8” tail. Tie tails together into a square knot.
Row 2: In the sc after the join, attach a new piece of yarn, leaving an leaving an 8” tail, and sc in each sc, around, including the joining stitch. Fasten off, leaving an 8” tail. Tie tails together into a square knot.
Repeat Row 2 until the neckwarmer is about 8” wide. Change colors as you wish, every row, every few rows. It's up to you. Trim fringes to desired length.
Here's the front:
And the back:
Here's one with slightly different colors:
And some others:
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