Picture of Easy Crochet Scarf (For Beginners!)
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.

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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.

Step 3: Making Loops (Laces)

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You'll need a piece of cardboard or anything that's hard enough or doesn't bend easily. I used a piece of cardboard (3cm X 10cm).

1st picture: When you're done making the chains use the hook to pull out the last chain stitch (loop) about an inch, remove the hook from the loop  and get it through the cardboard piece. Pull the loose end of the yarn to tighten the loop with the cardboard piece.

2nd picture: Insert the hook into the next chain stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and yarn through the chain.
Now you have a loop on the hook, pull it out carefully, remove it from the hook and get it through the cardboard piece,

3rd picture: Once the cardboard piece is filled with loops carefully get them out of the cardboard piece.

Keep making loops until you reach the end of the chain. You'll need to make 2 laces, as you can see I've made an orange and a blue one.

Step 4: Attaching the Laces

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Now that you have both laces ready it's time to attach them, this is the fun part!

You have to make sure that the laces are of equal length, the number of chains won't vary much if the lengths are equal.
If the chains are not equal in number you can adjust them easily. 

1st picture: Place both laces with their loops facing towards each other,
Insert hook into 4 loops (1st loops) of any one lace,
Again, insert the hook into 4 loops (2nd loops) of the other lace and draw them through the first 4 loops (see picture-),

2nd picture: Now, insert the hook into the 2nd loops as shown in the picture and again insert it through the next 4 loops of the other lace and draw them through the 2nd loops,
This will create a braided pattern.

Keep doing the same until you reach the end. At the end use yarn and hook to make a slip stitch.

Step 5: Increasing width

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Now that you've attached both laces together it's time to increase the width of the scarf.

You'll need the cardboard piece again,
Insert the hook into the first or last chain of any one of the completed laces,
Take a new yarn, wrap it over the hook and draw through the chain,
Now, you'll have a loop in your hook,
Pull the loop out, remove it from the hook and get it through the cardboard piece like we've done for the previous ones.

Make another lace like the orange and blue one and attach it with the 3rd row of loops (see 4th picture of this step).
I attached 10 laces.

Step 6: Adding Tassels

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Adding tassels are easy.

Cut 5-6 pieces of yarn (double the length you want for the tassels),
Hold all the yarn strands together, fold them into half and you'll have a loop at one end,
Use the hook to draw the loop through the stitch that you’re attaching the tassel to,
Again use the hook to draw the loose ends of the yarn through the loop and pull them to create a tight knot.

There! scarf is ready! wasn't that easy and fun? I'm going to make another one using black, white and grey. 
As I've said before that I'm not good in crocheting and not familiar with its terms so I might have made some mistakes, so please correct me by commenting, that would be very helpful :)

Excuse me I am stumped I was wanting to know how you connected the loops I really want to make this scarf HELP ME

Hi. I'm making this one now, but i have a question. After making loops, I'm kinda puzzled on how to make a slip stitch. :(

jnnlynjanerp7 months ago

I am making this one now but I have a question. After you make loops, did you cut the yarn already?

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  jnnlynjanerp7 months ago

Sounds great. After you're done making the loops do a slip stitch to secure the loops and then cut the yarn, post a picture of the final product.

jnnlynjanerp7 months ago

I am making this one now but I have a question. After you make loops, did you cut the yarn already?

amontrose1 year 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

mdatca1 year 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)  mdatca1 year ago

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

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  mdatca1 year ago
Thanks! wow, love these patterns, definitely going to try :)
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)  spottedleaf1 year ago
I used fabric measuring tape.
Wow! So easy and beautiful
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  annabenson61 year ago
Thanks so much!
Parinaz1 year ago
In step 4 my laces turn out loose. : ( What do you think is wrong?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Parinaz1 year 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..
prachilele1 year ago
thank you so much for such a gr8 tutorial :) <3
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  prachilele1 year ago
wow! yours turned out out great! love the color combination :) thanks for sharing!
nicholsmom1 year 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)  nicholsmom1 year 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 :)
prachilele1 year 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)  prachilele1 year ago
Thanks! You'll enjoy this technique, it's fun!
şzohrabi1 year ago
Wow! This is soooooo cool!!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  şzohrabi1 year ago
Thank you! :D
shazni1 year 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)  shazni1 year 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 :)
jsheldon31 year ago
is there a certain way to end each piece?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  jsheldon31 year 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!
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!
Eagerly waiting to see! lets keep our fingers crossed that everything goes as planned :)
antoniraj1 year ago
looks pretty...
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  antoniraj1 year ago
Thank you sir!
tdwyland1 year ago
This looks so kewl! thanks for sharing.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  tdwyland1 year ago
Thanks! no problem :)
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)  lindarose921 year 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!