below might look like a lot of blah blah blah, but for a non experienced crocheter it can be useful to read all the notes before you start crocheting :) especially since this is not a comprehensive tutorial, not even a pattern.
in american english terms:
extra: beg linked dc = beginning linked double crochet
you can do two things:
how to make the beg linked dc?
turn, make 3 ch, insert hook in the second chain from hook, yarn over and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into the first stitch of the row (= the last sc of the previous row) and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice.
what you need to make the scarf
what about the yarn?
so concerning the yarn my advice is simple: make a little wish list
- what yarn do i like to wear around my neck / on my skin
- what yarn do i like to crochet with
- how long and how wide do i want my scarf (measure it) to be
- how do i like to wear my scarf (this choice influences the length and width)
- i prefer to make short rows (working widthwise like the blanket) * see extra info
- i prefer to make long rows (working lengthwise like the mustard yellow scarf)
for this stitch pattern it is best not to work too tight but also not too loose, test which hook size is best for your way of crocheting.
for a blanket i used the same stitch pattern and inexpensive acrylic yarn and the result looks like this.
more info about the blanket and photos you can find here.
how to crochet the scarf – part 1.
row 4. and further
keep crocheting rows 2 and 3 until your scarf has the width (or length) you like to have.
until then, best of luck with crocheting!
UPDATE: joining creative friday at natural suburbia
UPDATE 2: part two of the explanations for making the scarf is online here