So I have sucumbed to Chevron.
It's pretty, it's popular, and in crochet, it's easy :) I find it's relaxing to just sit and watch TV and crochet sometimes, and I have really ended up loving these scarves. So, for your enjoyment, I've put the patterns together. I wanted to have better pictures (the story of my life) but I also wanted to get this out here so if any of you wanted, you could still make some for Christmas presents.
Both scarves are made with Loops 'N' Thread Charisma acrylic yarn. I love this stuff because it's thick, it's soft, it's warm, and because it's acrylic, it's cheap. Feel free to use whatever bulky weight yarn you like.
Skinny Chevron Scarf
Uses one skein each of two different colors Charisma yarn.
Guage: Again, I didn't pay much attention to guage, but on a scarf, it's not that important.
Hook Used: Size K, and my side note for anyone who hasn't used my patterns, I usually have to go up two hook sizes to obtain the guage needed on commercial patterns, so you might want to use an I.
All terms are American and standard abbreviations are used
I'm gonna include some math here for those of you who like it. If you don't like the math just skip ahead to Row 1. It will also allow you to make as wide a scarf as you like. If you don't like the math just skip ahead to Row 1. We're going to say that in the Skinny Scarf, each row is made of one "chevron unit." That's one line up then one line down. So, for example, the letter "M" consists of two chevron units. In my pattern, each "line" of the chevron consists of 4 stitches. Then there will be the "peak" stitch and the "valley" stitch. The peak stitch is really 3 stitches in one stitch on the row below. The valley stitch is really 1 stitch in 3 stitches below. So, in each chevron unit, there are two lines (4 stitches below), a peak (1 stitch below) and a valley (3 stitches below). Therefore, each chevron unit consists of 12 stitches total. And therefore, for however many chevron units you want on each row, you will chain 12. Then, since the last chevron unit won't need a valley, you'll just ch 9 for the last unit. Make sense? So for the Skinny Scarf, you'll only ch 9 since there's only one unit. For the Infinity Scarf, you'll ch 21 since there are two chevron units. Again, if you don't like math, or if this doesn't make sense, just start at Row 1.
Row 1: With color 1, ch 9
Row 2: ch 2 turn, dc in next 4 st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st
Row 3: ch 2 turn, 2 dc tog, dc 3, 3 dc in next st, dc 3, 2 dc tog
Rows 4-5: Switch colors, repeat row 3
Rows 6-7: Switch colors, repeat row 3
Keep this pattern up until your scarf is your preferred length or you run out of yarn and finish off. My scarf was my preferred length when I ran out of yarn. How convenient. So basically, just do two rows of one color, then switch and do two rows of the other color.
All that being said, here's the pattern for the Infinity Scarf. I'm writing it for the color pattern that I made it. Feel free to alter that as you please :)
Row 1: with cream yarn, ch 21
Row 2: ch 2 turn, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc tog skipping 1 ch in between (this st covers 3 st in the row below), dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch
Row 3: ch 2 turn, 2 dc tog, dc 3, 3 dc in next st, dc 4, 2 dc tog skipping 1 st between, dc 4, 3 dc in next st, dc 3, 2 dc tog
Row 4-5: Repeat row 3 with Red yarn
Row 6-7: Repeat row 3 with cream yarn
Row 8-9: Repeat row 3 with navy yarn
Keep repeating Row 3 alternating cream, red, cream, navy until your scarf is the length you want or you run out of yarn. Since this is an infinity scarf and twice as wide as the Skinny Scarf, you probably don't want it to be very long. Mine was about half the length of my Skinny Scarf.
When you decide the scarf is long enough, make sure your color pattern lines up. For example, if you followed the above color pattern, and your last row is a cream stripe, you probably want to add the next color (or pull out the cream) so you aren't joining two cream stripes, but that's really just personal preference. Then line your ends up, right sides together, and slip stitch a row across to join. Finish off.
Now enjoy your fuzzy, fluffy goodness. Or give it away as a gift.
And as always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I realize I'm not always the best at explaining myself. Just leave me a comment with an email address I can get back to you at, or email me directly...EvanBeckyBryant@gmail.com