The easiest way to learn how to crochet a scarf is to be sure that you know the fundamental steps involved with crocheting. Crochet is done with one needle and a yarn of choice. A great choice for a beginner's first project is crocheting a scarf. The easiest yarn for a beginner is yarn made from wool. Wool yarn is durable, comes in many colors, and flame resistant. The best part about wool yarn is that it is forgiving of mistakes. Perfect for a beginner!
Materials you need
For a scarf, you will want to choose a medium-heavy yarn. This thickness yarn weight is called worsted. So choose a great color of worsted weight yarn. It comes in beautiful multicolor patterns which make very nice scarves. About 5 oz will be enough, but it depends on how long you want to make the scarf. You may also choose to purchase a compatible color yarn for fringes on the ends, if desired.
Next, you will need a crochet hook. For a scarf with worsted weight yarn, a size I crochet hook. This hook is equivalent to a size 9 knitting needle, or 5.5 mm. The bigger size hooks are for thicker yarns, and the smallest are for very fine yarns and silk.
Terms to know
Pattern: a guide to knitting a certain project.
Chain (ch): this is a chain of crochet stitches in a row.
Single Crochet (sc): this is the easiest crochet stitch
Stitch (st): this is the steps to create one looped together piece in the pattern.
Learn these two basic stitch components and you will be ready to make your first crocheted scarf!
How to make a chain - the beginning of a crochet pattern
For a scarf, it's good to make a chain of about 14 stitches. That'll be around four inches wide. If you want a wider scarf, make more. Just remember how many stitches you decide to use so you can use the same number in each row.How to do a Single Crochet stitch
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