In this Instructable, you'll learn how to tunisian crochet a Gryffindor scarf. If you're not a Gryffindor but instead a Ravenclaw, Slytherin, or Hufflepuff, you can use the same pattern, but in different colors. All you need after you make yourself this scarf is a black cape and a wooden stick and you'll look like you came straight outta Hogwarts. (Because you did anyway, didn't you?)
You can also check out the same pattern on my blog, Tea with Tumnus: Tunisian Crochet Pattern for Harry's Gryffindor Scarf
Step 1: Accio Materials!
Here are the materials ...
1. Caron Soft Yarn in Dark Red and Autumn Yellow. You can use any type of yarn, but Caron Soft was my choice for comfort's sake.
3. (Not pictured) J size tunisian crochet hook. Like a regular crochet hook, but a lot longer.
4. Your wand. If you actually want to make anything.
Step 2: Chain 25 Stitches
I chained 25 stitches with my J hook. You can chain more or less, depending on how wide you want your scarf to be.
Press the Staples "That was Easy" button.
Step 3: Begin Row 1
This is where things get really fun. Up to this point, you've just done some typical crochet, but now this is where tunisian crochet works its magic.
Slip your hook into the second stitch (as noted in picture). Yarn over the hook, and pull it through the stitch. Now, with that loop on your hook, repeat the step, until you have a bunch of loops on your hook. Now you see why you need a really long hook for tunisian crochet.
Another thing about tunisian crochet, that you now may have noticed, is that it is ridiculously easy. In fact, in my opinion, it's hard to even try to mess up.
Step 4: Finish Row 1
When you've finished looping all the way to the end, chain 1.
Yarn over hook and pull it through TWO loops that are on your hook. Repeat this step until you reach the end on the right. See? Easy. Now your project should look like the last picture here on the bottom.
Step 5: Begin Row 2
Now you're basically going to do the same thing as you did in beginning Row 1, but now the loops you're going to insert your hook into are on the side, facing you, not on the top. They look more like tiny ladders. Insert your hook into one, yarn over and pull up a loop, and keep doing it all the way till the end of the row.
Continue doing rows until you have a good sized square of yarn. I crochet 18 rows for my square of red before I change colors to yellow.
Step 6: Change Colors
When you're done finishing your last row, leave two loops on your hook.
Take your yellow, and fold the end in half. Using your hook, pull your yellow loop through the last 2 stitches. Now, knot the yellow end piece with your red and cut off the long strands.
Continue to tunisian crochet with yellow, and do the same amount of rows that you did red.
Continue to change colors until you reach desired length of scarf.
Step 7: Tie in the Fringes
Ha! You thought you were done. Well, not yet, unless you don't want the finishing touches.
For each fringe, cut 2 pieces of red yarn and 2 pieces of yellow yarn, each about 8 inches long. Put them together and fold them in half.
Next, put your hook into the bottom stitch at the end of your scarf and pull the loop of yarn through. Make a little slip knot, then, pulling the rest of the yarn through its own loop. If that sounds confusing, let the pictures demonstrate.
Keep doing the same thing all along the bottom of each ends of the scarf. I added a fringe about every two stitches.
Step 8: Wear It
You are now officially done crocheting your scarf.
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