Thursday, August 13, 2009

Basic Crocheted Neckwarmer

This is a very basic crocheted neckwarmer that I whipped up for a friend. It's super fast and cute, and super easy, too. Start to finish took about 1 hour.

Tools: US "K" crochet hook
Needle for sewing on button and weaving in ends
Thread or extra yarn for sewing button
1 3/8" to 1/2" shank button, or larger if you can squeeze it through the hole!

Yarn:
I used Bernat's Softee Chunky (Bulky yarn), in Hot Pink, using just about half of one ball. With the other half, you could make a matching hat!

Gauge:
I got 11 stitches and 10 rows per four inches with my "k" hook. The finished neckwarmer is 4 inches by 29 inches.

-- Chain 81

Row 1. Half double crochet (HDC) in the back bump of the 2nd chain from the hook and into the bump of each chain across. (80 stitches), chain 1, turn.

Rows 2-9. *HDC into each stitch across, ch. 1, turn* repeat for each row.

Row 10. HDC into each stitch across, finish off at last stitch. Weave in ends.

-- Sew on button, about 4-5 inches from one end of the neckwarmer, as shown. Use any hole at the opposite end as a buttonhole. Buttons with shanks work much better than flat buttons.

This neckwarmer is meant to be a little longer, and overlap like a scarf. It can also just be wrapped around and tucked in if you want, without the button at all.

This would also work for a man, a woman or a child, and stripes would be very cute also!

3 comments:

Joyce Hodnett said...

I can't wait to make this tomorrow. My DD will love it for Christmas. I will, too! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi....Is a back bump the same as back loop in the chain? I'm a beginner and going to try this one. It's what I've had in mind for a while....thank you for offering it.

Newbie....

Gillyweeds said...

Yes, the back bump is the same as the back loop. Happy crocheting!