It's a simple double crochet stitch scarf. It's wider at the ends (to cover my belly) then I narrowed it a bit towards the middle of the scarf so there wouldn't be as much "bulk" around my neck, which I don't like.
The sweetest part about this project was that I had to make my own crochet hook too! Oh yeah. You heard me right--I MADE my own crochet hook. I got the directions for it from the MaryJane's Sewing Room book. My thick yarn required a size L hook-which I didn't have and if I can make something as opposed to buying it, I'll do it. I used, per MaryJane's suggestion, an old broken chair back rail. With 5 kids in the house you bet we had an old broken chair in the basement in which to get this from. And being an artist I had an old exact-o knife I was able to use to widdle the rail into the shape I needed. My grandfather used to work with wood as a hobby. One time in high school I had to work with wood for a project and I then first discovered I really enjoyed wood crafting too. It brought back the memories of both. There's a sense of accomplishment I find working with a natural material--forming it, working with it, sanding it and making it smooth. Then I got a whole new sense of accomplishment crocheting with a hook that I made. Of course, my husband looked at me like I was crazy, my kids a little too, but I enjoyed myself-- Mama went homestead style!
I added a little scarf bling (a Miraculous Medal). My own little personal touch! It hits right at my belly level for some Blessed Mother protection for my little one.
P.S. I added another merit badge to my collection. I earned my Stitching & Crafting Beginner Crocheting Badge.
- If you don't know how to crochet, learn. MaryJane has excellent instructions in her "Stitching Room" book.
- If you are just learning how to crochet, pick a simple project like a rag rug or dishcloth. Finish your crochet project. There is a three-hour minimum time investment required.
- Teach someone else how to crochet a simple project.