Sleek Urban Neck Warmer

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This neck warmer will look nice with any coat!
Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colors (I used Red Heart Burgundy and Cherry Red)Size H crochet hook
Size "B" crochet hookMeasuring tape1 button Sewing needleThread of matching color to sew button
Neck Warmer:
With Burgundy and size H hook, ch 111. Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hk and in every dc across. Ch 3, turn. Row 2- 1 dc in every dc across. Ch 3, turn. Rows 3 to 10- Rep row 2. Fasten off. Weave in tail.Surface crochet:With Cherry Red, Make a loop, lay loop on top of the posts of the dc while holding the running thread right underneath, and inserting the hook pull up thread and make a slip st over the dc, continue all across. Turn at the edge of the scarf and repeat over every row. Fasten off.Semi-Circle (Make 2)With Burgundy and H hook, ch 2. Make 5 sc in 2nd ch from hk. DO NOT CLOSE RING. Ch 1, turn. Row 2- Make 2 sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. Row 3- Make 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, rep. to end of row. Ch 1, turn. Row 4- Make 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep to end. Row 5- Make 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep to end of row. Ch 1, turn. Row 6- Make 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep across. Ch 1, turn. Row 7- Make 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep across. End with 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. Ch 1, turn. Row 8- Make 1 sc in eachof next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep across, ending with 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. Ch 1, turn. Row 9- Make 1 sc in each of next 6 c, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep to end. Ch 1, turn. Row 10- 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in eachof last 4 sc. Fasten off. Leave long tail. With Cherry Red, surface crochet chains all around the semi-circle rows. Fasten off. With the Burgundy tail, sew the semi-circle to one end of neck warmer. Fasten off and weave in tail. Surface crochet: With Cherry Red, make a loop and lay it over the sc on the second row of the semi-circle, and inserting the hook right in between it and the next sc, pull up thread and complete a slip st, continue all across, molding the cahin to the roundness of the piece. Continue till you have 5 chain rows. Fasten off.
Take the measuring tape and measuring from the edge of the semi-circle upward, measure 10 inches. Sew button there. On the opposite side of neck warmer, at the height of the button, make a buttonhole as follows: With B crochet hook and Burgundy, join yarn to edge of neck warmer with a slip st. Ch 3, skip 1 dc on the neck warmer and join the loop with a slip stitch, then work 4 sc on the loop, over the ch sts, sl st on next dc. Fasten off. Adapt this to the size of your chosen button.
I chose to use a small button, but you can use any button you like, even a yarn one made by yourself, depending on how causal your use of the neck warmer will be. If you are giving it away as a gift, as I am, you can make the button as discreet as I have done or as fancy as your preference will make it.
Enjoy!
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2 comments:

wolfcrochet.wordpress.com said...

I like that neck-warmer!

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you, I'm glad you do. If you always make it in two colors that sort of blend with each other, for example royal blue and navy blue as the background, wine and red as I did, chestnut and a dark rich chocolate brown or gray over black, it will always look really sleek and pretty.
Clotilde