Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Make a Kerchief with the Caravan Scarf Pattern

Ever since I made the Caravan Scarf sample for Crocheting Clothes Kids Love, I have wanted to try making a kerchief for my daughter using the same pattern. She collects hair accessories and I thought this would be a fun addition to her collection. I used Garden 3 Thread by Universal Yarn, and a size F/5 (3.75)mm hook. I followed the directions exactly for the first 16 rows. Then, I crocheted the edging across the top as in the instructions. The only changes I made to the edging were to eliminate the Large Coins on the corners and all but 2 Small Coins on the sides. I wanted to add more coins, but it was just too much for the size of the kerchief. I made it in an afternoon, and used less than one ball of thread of the main color. The finished measurements are: 22 1/2" (57cm) wide x 9 1/4" (23.5 cm) tall (not including the coin), and the kerchief ends are long enough to tie in a knot at the back of the head. If you leave off the edging and coins, it would make a great project for a beginning crocheter!

Caravan Scarf (Original Version From the Book)

1 comment:

  1. The Caravan Scarf with the buttons is goooood!
    Now I'm crocheting a poncho for my granddaughter (12 y.o.) and think that if it's will be completed, intend to sew buttons to the edge!