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.
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.