The Stripey Scarf

Have I said that I’m sick of my couch?  I have?  At least 5 million times?  Okay, sorry, but I really am sick of it.  In fact, I will even go so far as to say that once I am all healed up and back on my feet, I will never touch that couch again!  The next time I have to take cold medicine or something else that gives me nightmares, I will probably dream that I am being swallowed alive by that couch.

My poor family, no one is safe now from all of my crochet projects!  I’m so bored, you see, so I just sit around thinking of things that I can make.

Today I made this scarf for Hannah.

My mom got me the yarn a few weeks ago at Goodwill.  I wasn’t sure what to do with it, but I decided today that I would make my little Nanner a scarf since she doesn’t have one.  She loved it and I think it turned out well.

You can find that pattern here.  Because I was making it for a child, I only chained 120 instead of 274 in the beginning.  And if you ever plan on making one for a child, I would say that 120 was almost not enough.  If your child is 5 or younger, then it would be fine, but older than that, you’d probably want to increase to about 150 or so.  I also used a size J needle and the yarn I used was probably a little bit lighter weight than what the pattern called for.  But still, it turned out well, just not as bulky as the one pictured in the pattern.

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18 thoughts on “The Stripey Scarf

  1. Lil January 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm Reply

    Aww, she is so cute. Look how happy you made her with that scraf. Good job mom!

    • klutzymama January 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm Reply

      Thanks, Lil!

  2. shannon January 4, 2010 at 10:42 pm Reply

    Super cute! I attempted to learn to crochet months ago, but never really stuck with it.

    • klutzymama January 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm Reply

      Shannon, I had a real hard time in the beginning when I was learning. My husband made fun of me because I just couldn’t get it and it was sooo frustrating! But I’m glad I stuck with it because it’s very therapeutic for me.

  3. Kim January 5, 2010 at 1:36 am Reply

    Very cute. We have been inspired by your creativity. Hope, Grace and I are going to try to sew some baby gifts for a friend who just had a baby.

    Cole, just came in and saw Hannah’s picture. He says “Hi” and the scarf is very nice.

    • klutzymama January 5, 2010 at 2:15 am Reply

      Kim!!!! I’m so glad to see you on here! Tell everybody we say Hi too. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you’ll come back again! 😀

  4. Kristi Smith January 5, 2010 at 3:25 am Reply

    I wish I knew how to do that! I would be a scarf making fool! So cute.

    • klutzymama January 7, 2010 at 1:40 am Reply

      You should try to learn Kristi, it’s really a very relaxing hobby. You’d probably really like it.

  5. Jen January 5, 2010 at 4:15 am Reply

    That scarf is too cute! Good job! I can hardly imagine how frustrating being stuck on the couch is. There will be no stopping you when you are up and around!

    • klutzymama January 7, 2010 at 1:39 am Reply

      Thanks Jen!

  6. Christy January 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm Reply

    I love it!!! After seeing your scarves my son has been begging me to make him a scarf….dare I try it?!?! You are inspiring me!! 🙂

    • klutzymama January 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm Reply

      Yes!! You can do it! It’s just like a pot holder only longer and skinnier! 🙂

  7. laura January 6, 2010 at 4:31 am Reply

    That’s so pretty! (cute little one too!). I got so much yarn for Christmas, but it’s all cotton, so I’m going to make dishcloths until the cows come home!

    • klutzymama January 7, 2010 at 1:39 am Reply

      Thanks Laura!

  8. Fencepost January 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Cute scarf!
    I never got into wearing scarfs, probably has something to do with the fact that I can’t stand all that bulk in the winter. But this year’s cold temps have me rethinking that.
    I’m curious to know when you and the couch can part ways? Soon I hope, before you lose you sanity! tee hee

    • klutzymama January 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm Reply

      Believe me Becky, my sanity has been pushed to the very edge (I was already pretty close to it to begin with anyway!). I go to the doctor on Friday morning to hopefully have my stitches removed and I’m also hoping he will clear me to start getting around a little bit.

  9. mel January 7, 2010 at 1:33 am Reply

    I love that scarf. Nanner is adorable in it!
    I totally understand being sick of the couch, or bed in my case.
    I love the scarf though, seriously you are talented. (I can not crochet at all!)
    hugs sweetie
    mel

    • klutzymama January 7, 2010 at 1:37 am Reply

      Thanks Mel! I love to crochet but usually find myself too busy to do it much. But now I’ve got nothin’ but time! 😀

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