I find neck warmers easier and faster to make than long scarves. I like them both, but when it is the season to give and you are making a bunch of them and honestly want to make some tracks, neck warmers are the smarter choice of them both, at least for me.
I am making all the neck warmers I am sharing here to give away, so, if you are looking for nice patterns to do the same, here's another find! The uniqueness of this one is that it ties up around your neck like a hankie.
Worsted Weight yarn (I used Read Heart Hunter Green)
Size h crochet hook
2"-long piece of cardboard
ruler or measuring tape
Chain 30 loosely.
Row 1-In 6th ch from hook make 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, * skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, skip next 2 chs, work 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next ch; rep from * across till you reach the last 3 chains, then, skip two chains and make 1 dc in last chain of row.
Row 2- Ch3 (counts as 1 dc throughout), 2 dc, ch 2, dc in ch-2 space of first shell, 1 dc in top of each of next 2 dc, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 space of next shell, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, repeat from * across, 1 dc in each of last 3 dc.
Row 3- Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 space of first shell, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-sp of next shell, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, rep across till last st, 1 dc inlast st. Ch 3, turn. Rep rows 2 and 3 until you have completed 28 rows.
Row 29- Ch2, leave loop on hook, yo, insert hook in next dc and pull up a loop, yo, pull through loops on hook as if to make a dc, but leave last loops on hook, yo and finish all stitches together. (1 decrease made). Skip 1 dc in shell and make 1 dc in ch-2 center of shell, skip 1 dc of shell and make 1 dc in next dc of shell, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Make 1 dec at beg of next shell, 1 dc in middle of ch-2 space of shell, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc of shell, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc. Make 1 dec at beg of next shell, 1 dc in middle of ch-2 space of shell, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc of shell, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in next dc, 1 dec in next 2 dc to end row. Row 30-Make 1 dec at start of row, 1 dc in each dc to last 2 dc and 1 dec at end of row. Row 31- Rep row 30. Row 31- Work 1 dec at beg of row, make 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, make 1 dec, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 dec to end row. Ch 3, turn. Row 32- 1 dec at start of row, 1 dc in each dc across row till you reach the last 2 dc, make 1 dec to end row. Row 33- Make 1 dec at beg of row, 1 dc in each dc till you reach the last 2, make 1 dec to end row. Row 34- 1 dec at start of row , 1 dc in each of next3 dc, 1 dec, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dec at end of row (6 sts left in row). Ch 1, turn. Row 35- 1 sc in each sc across. Row 36- Same as row 35. Ch 1, turn. Rows 36-47: 1 sc in each sc across, working on front loops only. Row 48-1 dec at beg of row, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 1 dec at end of row. Row 49-Working on both loops, make 1 sc in each sc across. Row 50- Rep previous row. Row 51- 1 sc at beg of row, 1 dec in next 2 sc, 1 sc at end of row. Rows 52-60: 1 sc in each sc across. Rows 61and 62- Makde 1 dec at start of row, in the middle and at end of row. Rep until you only have 1 st left. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Join yarn on other side of scarflette and repeat rows 29 to 62 on the other side. You will have a scarflette with two tying ends to which you will now sew a small tassel.
Cut two strands of yarn and lay them aside. Take your piece of cardboard and wind yarn around it, count the times you wind it so that your tassels will be equally thick. Carefully get your yarn off of the cardboard without mixing the strands and tangling them. Tie one of the strands of yarn you had laid aside around the "head" or topmost side of the would-be tassel. Secure well and then, taking the blund needle, slip both ends of the yarn you have tied it with and slip them under the tie, letting them hang among the tassel yarn. Repeat with the other tassel you need.
Measure them to the size you want with a ruler or a measuring tape, and trim the skirt of the tassel so that all the yarn pieces will have the same length. Do the same with the other tassel.
Take a piece of yarn and thread it through the blund needle, pass it throught he strands at the top of the tassel and sew the tassel to the end of the scarflette's tie. Repeat on the other side.
You can leave the ties as they are when you are done with the reductions (I always like to embellish) or you can add pompoms instead of tassels. You can also make a pompom tassel or butterfly tassel as follows: Follow the instructions for the tassels as given above. Tie very firmly. When you come to the time to trim your tassel, instead of trimming it in a straight cut all to the same length, trim to different lengths all around as if you were making a pompom. You can make your tassel longer than the one I chose to add to this scarflette. i wanted the tassels to look like little brushes, but if you like longer, classic tassels, make them way.
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