I suppose you have seen these wonderful ruffled scarves around. I just discovered how really easy they are to make. You can either crochet or knit them. This tutorial is about the crochet method. The secret is in the yarn.
1 skein Red Heart Boutique Sashay yarn ($5-$10 per skein depending on where you buy it)
Size K Crochet Hook
2 stitch markers (you may use safety pins)
When you start unwinding the yarn from the skein you will need to stretch it out to its full width. Notice that one side of the width has some sparkly yarn woven in, this is the bottom edge,and the opposite side looks like train tracks, with net in between. We will be crocheting on the train tracks end or the top edge.
Step 1: Fold in the raw edge.
Step 2. Stick your crochet hook in through the first hole in the second row of hole from the top. (you do this so that you will have a sturdy edge to crochet with.
Step 3: Skip the next hole and pick up yarn in the next hole and chain. Repeat this 3 more time until you have 4 chain stitches. Use the stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the chain. Chain one more and turn.
Step 4: Single crochet in the last stitch of the chain 4. Mark that stitch with the stitch marker as the first stitch of the next row and single crochet the next 3 stitches, chain one turn. Move the stitch marker to the first stitch of the next row. Repeat until you have finished off the yarn.
Here is a short video of how you do this. Please forgive my photographer for deciding to change the focus in the middle, but I think you will get the idea. When you reach the end of the yarn, pull the end of the yarn through the last chain and pull as hard as you can to make a knot. Done!
I have made several of these for lady friends for Christmas. Easy to make (the first one took 2 hours) and each one was easier and faster than the last. If you just don't want to spend the money on this yarn. You can go to Snowcatchers blog and take a look at her Contrary Mary scarf pattern. She has taught me a lot about crocheting. Have a good day!