I challenged my daughter Haley to make a scarf to take back with her for college this fall and she took me up on it and I’m such a proud mom! My girls are totally knocking it out of the park! Plus they are really enjoying their Netflix shows guilt free. Netflix and crochet!
She loves using the HDC in between the posts stitch which can also be called wide half double crochet. It is an awesome stitch to use for beginners because it clearly lets you see where to insert your hook for the last stitch of every row. That is key for keeping your sides straight.
She also learned how to make ribbing which uses a front and back post double crochet stitch. She used this for the very ends of the scarf.
If you need a video tutorial, watch below:
Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic, 170 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds)
1 skein each White, Dark Country Blue, Grey Heather
Size H/5.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 8 in x 89 in, Gauge 2 in = 8 st and 7 rows of WHDC
Half Double Crochet (HDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through three loops.
Wide Half Double Crochet (WHDC): YO, insert your hook in between stitch posts, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through three loops.
Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
Front and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC & BPDC): A front post double crochet means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work a DC. A back post double crochet means you insert your hook from back to front around the post of the next DC and work a DC.
Chain 32 (or any number to measure approximately 8 inches).
ROW 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 Half Double Crochet (HDC). HDC in each chain space across the row. (30)
ROW 2: Chain 2 and turn. In the first space just to the left of the post and underneath all three loops a HDC makes, work 1 wide half double crochet (WHDC.) WHDC into each stitch across the row, the last WHDC will be worked in between the last post and the turning chain.
ROWS 3 – to the end: As row 2.
Pull through with new colors in this order:
18 Rows White, 9 Blue, 5 Grey, 9 Blue, 2 White, 2 Grey, 2 White, 2 Grey, 2 White, 2 Grey, 2 White, 2 Grey, 2 White, 9 Blue, 5 Grey, 9 Blue. Repeat these color changes three times, then end with 18 rows of White.
ROW 1: After the last section of white, Chain 3 and turn. Work 1 Double Crochet (DC) into each stitch across the row.
ROW 2: CH 3 and turn. *Work 2 FPDC around each of the next 2 DC. 2 BPDC around each of the next 2 DC. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Work last DC underneath and around the turning chain. CH 3 and turn.
ROWS 3 and 4: As Row 2 making sure you are working the post stitches toward the direction as the row below. You want to create lines on the same side of the work as the row below. (Please watch video above if this is confusing.)
Tie off and weave in all the ends.
I hope you enjoy your scarf! Come and show us a picture! You can use #daisyfarmcrafts on Instagram or find our Facebook page or group and post there. We’d love to celebrate your success with you!