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I'm not an expert in crocheting or knitting, so I was looking for something easy. I saw this crochet scarf on a facebook page and couldn't wait to make one. For those who don't know much about crocheting, a beginner like me will find this tutorial very easy. It only includes basic crochet stitches.
The color combination of my scarf isn't quite good, I used these colors to make the tutorial easy to understand.

*Please vote for me in the fiber arts contest if you like this crochet scarf, I'd really appreciate your vote :)

Step 1: Materials Needed

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To make this scarf you'll need:

1) Yarns (of different colors),
2) Crochet hook (3.5 or 4.5),
3) Scissor,
4) Piece of cardboard or anything hard with (at east) 1 inch width and 4 inches length (You can increase the width and length if you want to).

Step 2: Chain Stitch

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Chain Stitch (2nd picture):
1. Make a slip knot,
2. Insert your hook into the slip knot,
3. Wrap the yarn over the hook,
4. Draw the yarn through the slip knot.
There, you've done a chain stitch, now keep repeating the steps.

Chain stitch as many chains as you want till it reaches the required length of the scarf,
I didn't count the chains, just kept doing chain stitches till it reached the required length of the scarf (mine is 42 inches).
Adding tassels at both ends can also increase the length of the scarf.
 
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amontrose3 months ago

i find that when i make the chain stitch and the proceed to do the step creating hoops and looping them around the cardboard the chain stitch is too tight to get through and pull the loop back through...maybe a tip for step one is to make the chai stitch a little loose a d not so tight? i started again...LOL

mdatca11 months ago
This is similar to broomstick lace or hairpin lace techniques. If you look into those methods you may get inspired to get other ideas for stitches with your method.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  mdatca8 months ago

Hey, I made a broomstick crochet scarf, check it out.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  mdatca11 months ago
Thanks! wow, love these patterns, definitely going to try :)
spottedleaf9 months ago
Hey there, quick question: when you measured the yarn for the 42 inches part, did you use a ruler or fabric measuring tape? -thanks
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  spottedleaf9 months ago
I used fabric measuring tape.
annabenson69 months ago
Wow! So easy and beautiful
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  annabenson69 months ago
Thanks so much!
Parinaz10 months ago
In step 4 my laces turn out loose. : ( What do you think is wrong?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Parinaz10 months ago
what is the width of the cardboard piece you used? though you can increase the width of that piece as you want but I think it's better not to cross 2 inches.
I used a ruler and it's 3 centimeters wide. (1.18 inches)
Could it be because of the yarn? Although I think it's almost as thick as yours.

I'm really willing to knit this scarf and great tutorial, thanks. It'd be great if a figure out what is wrong with my loose laces..
prachilele10 months ago
thank you so much for such a gr8 tutorial :) <3
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Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  prachilele10 months ago
wow! yours turned out out great! love the color combination :) thanks for sharing!
nicholsmom10 months ago
This is something I think my son could make for gifts for Christmas. I'm very excited about it, but I'd like a picture of that very last thing on this step: At the end use yarn and hook to make a slip stitch.

I can't see how that part works to secure the braid without a picture. Will you add one please?

Thanks for posting this!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  nicholsmom10 months ago
Thanks! I'll try to post a picture, but see if you can follow this instruction for now- without doing a slip stitch there's another way- you can draw a piece (enough to tie a knot) of yarn through the last 4 loops and any stitch/chain near it and tie a knot,don't worry, the tassels will cover the knots!
I think we can get it done. This looks like so much fun :)
prachilele11 months ago
wow this is really so nice.. i loved this.. i have never done crocheting before.. but i am going to try this :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  prachilele11 months ago
Thanks! You'll enjoy this technique, it's fun!
şzohrabi11 months ago
Wow! This is soooooo cool!!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  şzohrabi11 months ago
Thank you! :D
shazni11 months ago
wow...that is so nice! I never thought I can crochet...but your instructable makes it soooo easy...will save it for later! Thanks
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  shazni11 months ago
Thank you! so did I, isn't this technique so easy for us beginners! do try and I'm sure you'll come up with more cool crochet ideas :)
jsheldon311 months ago
is there a certain way to end each piece?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  jsheldon311 months ago
I did slip stitch to end, you can also draw a piece of yarn through the last 4 loops and any stitch near it and tie a knot.
This is gorgeous!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  emilyvanleemput11 months ago
Thank you emily!
You're welcome! I actually started crocheting a scarf myself a few days ago, you'll see the instructable soon :) If everything goes as planned of course!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  emilyvanleemput11 months ago
Eagerly waiting to see! lets keep our fingers crossed that everything goes as planned :)
antoniraj11 months ago
looks pretty...
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  antoniraj11 months ago
Thank you sir!
tdwyland11 months ago
This looks so kewl! thanks for sharing.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  tdwyland11 months ago
Thanks! no problem :)
lindarose9211 months ago
Omg I had never seen that technique before, I love it! When I first saw the picture I couldn't understand what stitch you used to make the scarf and now I know why :D I have a lot to learn from your instructable!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose9211 months ago
Ohww, thanks Linda! it means a lot coming from you :) to be honest, yours and emily's works have inspired me, I've never been able to complete any crochet project! this is the first :)
You did a great job! :) I have never done anything that big!