The first craft is a scarf made from Sashay yarn. You can occasionally find certain colors on sale from $3-$4 at Wal-Mart. You can also find this yarn at Hobby Lobby and other fabric/craft stores.
This is what the yarn looks like when you first take the rapper off and start to unwrap it. Stretch it out and that is really what you are working with.
I used a 9-5.50MM crochet hook for my scarf, but any other size close to that is fine, you just don’t want it too small, otherwise it won’t pull the yarn through the loops.
What you will do to start is find the edge of the yarn that doesn’t have the sparkly thread on it or sequins on it and that will be the edge you work off of. Leave a little yarn hanging so that way when you finish the scarf you can tie off both ends so it stays put.
You will then weave your hook into every other loop in the yarn. You will loop it about 10-15 times, depending on how thick you want the ruffles to be. I did mine 15 times on this scarf. If you choose to do more loops it will affect the length of the scarf.
Once you have looped the hook the desired amount of times, pull the hook through all the loops you made, leaving the very last one on the hook. You will then have your first loop for the next round. You will keep looping and then pulling the desired number of loops through with the hook until you have made the scarf as long as you want.
There is no specific length you can make it as short as you want it, or you can use all the yarn. Your choice.
Once you have made the scarf as long as you want and are ready to finish it you will pull the hook through all the loops once more and then stretch the last loop of yarn as much as possible. Then, if you have used all the yarn make sure you have left some undone at the end and twist it as tight as you can and then string it through that last loop you still have (If you still have quite a bit of yarn left, just cut it off and then twist the remaining yarn and string it through). This gives me trouble sometimes, it doesn’t always want to go all the way through that last loop.
When you have strung it through twist the remaining yarn again and tie the end into just a plain knot. Also, don’t forget to go back now and tie the beginning into a knot as well. Once both ends are tied you can cut off any excess yarn that there might be.
And here is the finished product. I have noticed with this material you can’t really notice any “mess ups” like if you accidentally miscounted how many loops you pulled through you can’t see that if it’s off by two or three loops occasionally.
This is really easy to make once you get the hang of it. I learned how to do this on a long car ride to Austin, Texas. If I’m sitting down and have nothing else to do I can usually make one of these in about and hour and a half.
Plus, when people see it and you tell them you made it, they think you crocheted the whole thing!
If you have any questions about a step feel free to leave a comment!