Next week, I’m headed to the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) annual conference where they are collecting scarves for the National WWII Knit Your Bit program.
Luckily, they take crocheted scarves too! They want either gender-neutral or patriotic-colored scarves. As I shopped for yarn, I was drawn to this Red Heart Super Saver Americana yarn as it did all the color changes for me.
I particularly love the blue section with little specks of white to resemble stars. It was so easy and fun to make.
I wish I had come across this yarn a few months ago because I would love to make a Fourth of July parade blanket for baby Jack. (Next year!)
Anyway, the Knit Your Bit program sounds like a very good one. The WWII Museum has distributed more than 50,000 scarves to veterans’ centers, hospitals, and service organizations across the country.
I used the Moss Stitch pattern which I will share the details below:
Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic 141 g/5 oz, 215 m/236 yds)
2 skeins Americana
Size I/5.5mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size approximately 7.5 in x 72 in
Gauge 4 in = 10 sts and 13 rows of moss stitch pattern
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Row 1: Starting in the 4th chain from hook, work 1 SC. *CH 1. Skip one chain, SC in next chain. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 SC into the last CH. CH 2 and turn.
Row 2: Starting in the first CH 1 space from previous row, work 1 SC. *CH 1, skip 1 SC, SC in next CH 1 space, repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 SC worked into the space between the final SC and CH 2 turning chain from the previous row. CH 2 and turn.
Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the scarf and until it measures 74 inches. Tie off and weave in the ends.
If you’d like you can add tassels by cutting about 40 ten inch pieces of yarn and tying them to each end of your scarf. To make a tassel, take two pieces of yarn and fold them in half and insert the folded end through a chain space on the end of your scarf. Pull out the folded end so that it makes a loop, then pull the ends through the loop and pull tightly to make a knot.
If you need video help, watch the tutorial for the Moss Stitch on Youtube below:
I’m excited to attend the conference and learn new crochet skills! I’m signed up for classes that last all day long and I hope to be able to learn more about hat sizing, granny squares and knitting with a crochet hook. (That last one has me very intrigued.)
Thanks for stopping by!