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Crochet a big hook one hour stash busting scarf in alternating Shells and V's

I have too much yarn! Can there be such a thing? Yes! And I'm going to do something about it! I went through my odd balls and found a partial skein of Red Hearts Stripes. The ball band was missing but I recognized it as the Cancun colorway. This yarn is a light worsted. I knew it would take forever to make something out of it, so I took out my Red Hearts Crystalites P/11.5 mm hook, doubled the yarn, so that I was working with 2 strands and decided on the extended double crochet stitch to make the work speedy. I also wanted a mindless pattern, so that I could watch a movie while I crocheted. I named my scarf Alternating Shells and V's. It's a two row repeat. Super simple! As a side note I also used normal worsted, Red Heart Super Saver with doubled strands as an experiment, and that worked out just as well.

Maria Merlino copyright 2014
Crochet scarf in shells and v's
Maria Merlino Copyright 2014

Materials: Yarn of choice, any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Stripes, 3 oz. If you're using Super Saver you can double 2 different colors for a nice look.

Plastic Crochet Hook, size P/11.5 mm. I used the one from my Crystalites Set

Gauge: 3 rows =5 inches

Size: 53x5 inches

Extended Double Crochet (edc) Yarn over hook, insert in indicated stitch, pull up a loop,3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull thru one loop, 3 loops on hook, (yarn over and pull thru 2 loops) twice.

Here is a photo tutorial for a visual look at the edc:


Row 1: ch 11, edc in 6th ch from hook, (ch 3, edc) in same st, skip 4 chs, 7 edc in last ch, ch 5, turn

Row 2: In the 4th dc (this is the center stitch of the 7 edc), (edc, ch3, edc) in 4th dc , 7 edc in ch-3 sp, ch 5, turn.

Row 3 (edc, ch 3, edc) in the 4th edc, 7 edc in ch-3 sp, ch 5, turn.

Repeat row 3 until you either run out of yarn or it is the length you want.

Last row: do not ch 5 when you turn, ch 1, instead. Sl st across each edc and ch st. Fasten off. Weave in yarn tails.

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