I usually love the beginning of the week, but I have been dragging my feet lately. The last few days have been a bit of challenge. I am feeling overwhelmed, and I know it’s due to my own lack of organization. I also feel like I am losing on the parenting front. My 4-year-old son is so sweet, so silly and funny, but he has really been challenging my patience this week. Maybe it’s hard because I see such a stark difference between him and my 13-month-old. She is happy ALL DAY LONG. She plays and giggles and never talks back, which is how my son used to be. But then he and I snuggle under the covers after reading a book, and I am reminding of how much I love being a mother. I should probably just stay in bed all day tomorrow and hold on to it.
Crochet has been an extra important outlet, and these chunky, quick projects have been so cathartic. This Ric Rac Striped Scarf was made as a gift, but I am tempted to make one for myself, it’s so cozy and fun.
I originally made this lovely scarf as a long scarf, but realized it would be easy and quick to write instructions for an infinity version as well. I recommend Hometown USA, and you will need two balls (almost exactly).
RIC-RAC STRIPED SCARF
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Long Ric Rac Striped Scarf:
Dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 1. Dc in same st. Sk 2 sts. *Dc, ch 1, dc in same st. Sk 2 sts* work 37 times. Dc in last st. Turn.
Join second color.
2. – 6. Ch 2. Dc in same st. *Dc, ch 1, dc in same st* – all in the next ch 1 sp from previous row. Repeat from * to * all across the scarf, working the sequence in each ch space. Dc in last st.
Alternate colors with each row.
Leave the ends! You can use them as fringe, but be sure to add more so the fringe is full. Take a length of yarn, fold it in half and pull the fold through the end of the scarf. Then, pull the two ends through the fold and pull tight, securing the fringe. Repeat until you feel the fringe is as full as you would like.
Infinity Ric Rac Striped Scarf:
Ch 110. Join with beginning ch.
1. Ch 2. Dc in same st, ch 1, dc in same st. *sk 2 chs. dc, ch 1, dc – all in same ch.* repeat all around the chain foundation. Join with first dc. (110 sts)
Join second color.
2. Ch 2. Dc in 1-ch space between 2 dcs from previous round. ch 1, dc in same sp. *dc, ch 1, dc – all in next ch-1 sp.* repeat all around the scarf (110 sts).
3. – 6. Repeat row 2, alternating colors with each row.
7. Using color 2, sl st all across the top of the scarf. Tie off. (110 sts)
Heaven help me! He was an amazing toddler, and there was no “terrible two’s” but pray for me that I can survive the preschool phase.
Thanks for following and I hope you make this Ric Rac Striped Scarf!
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