Hello, Hannah here, our friends at Yarnspirations sent us yarn to try from a new line called O’go*! It’s a new way to pull yarn from a skein that is tangle-free and quick starting. I used a multi-colored O’GO to make a warm and chunky color-blocked scarf!
This was a new experience working with yarn like this and we didn’t know quite what to expect when we first started using it, but overall, we were pleasantly surprised at how easily the yarn pulled from around the outside! I think this is a great yarn to start with for beginners, especially if you want to make something multi-colored but you’re not quite comfortable constantly changing between colors yet. And this yarn is great for a beginner project like a scarf!
Caron Colorama O’Go (100% acrylic, 180g/6.4oz, 208m/228yds)
2 skeins Blue Mustang
Size K/6.5mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 6.5 in x 62 in
Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook, pull up a loop and pull directly through loop on hook
Half Double Crochet (HDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on hook
Chain 20 (or any even number).
ROW 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from hook, *work 1 SL ST, then work 1 HDC into the next chain. Repeat from * across the row ending with 1 SL ST into the final chain. CH 1 and turn.
ROW 2: Starting in the first stitch, *work 1 SL ST. HDC into the next stitch. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 SL ST into the final SL ST. CH 1 and turn. (Always SL ST into a SL ST. Always HDC into a HDC. This combination is what we call the Even Moss Stitch.)
Repeat row 2 until your scarf measures between 60 and 65 inches long (or your desired length.) When finished, take the two ends of your scarf and slip stitch them together by inserting your hook through the tops of the stitches of both of ends of the scarf. After you slip stitch the ends together, tie off and weave your ends into the scarf with a tapestry needle.
I used the Color Colorama O’GO exactly as it came, so I just let the color changes in my scarf happen according to the color changes in the skein. If you don’t like the look of colors changing in the middle of a row, you can also cut the yarn at the end of the row when you start to get closer to the new color.
To switch to a new skein or new color, simply pull through with the new strand just before you finish the stitch – so if you are working an HDC, you would stop when you have 3 loops on your hook and pull through with the new yarn. Then you would cut the old yarn, leaving about a six inch tail you can weave into the scarf later with a tapestry needle.
Thank you for visiting our blog, I hope you enjoy this quick and easy scarf! Happy Crocheting! xo, Hannah
*Daisy Farm Crafts is sponsored in 2021 by Yarnspirations