Lately, I’ve been absolutely obssessed with crocheting up these absolutely giant 10-foot long scarves in extra-bulky weight yarn. And they are as delicious as I anticipated, like giant ropes of candy around the neck because I’ve stuck to complimenting autumnal tones like apricot or hazelut with bright bits of pink and green and neon yellow.
I have to say, I’m mighty pleased, and in the past four days, I’ve crocheted up about six of these–all to be gifted out (or already gifted out) for Christmas presents for my closest friends and family.
Using a honkin’ big crochet hook–size P–I chained 150 lengthwise and did a row of double crochet and a row of single crochet. The entire scarf was modeled after this brilliant one I saw called “200” by John Brinegar–which you can check out at his blog or in Ravelry. Mine isn’t as long as his and some of them are thicker–and I also used a larger hook and skipped the fringe. Either way, this is a marvelous design and I’m uber pleased with the inspiration and the result of the mods.
I’ve done orange and charcoal colorways, and the one pictured above, which is like a candy colored explosion with no direction. I did one for my friend MacKenzie that’s all deep purples and pinks and oranges and a touch of tweedy white, which was so delicious I thought I’d like one for myself. I’ve also done one that’s mostly greens to be gifted maybe to my brother or sister, and I’ve got one on the hook right now which is all pinks.
Clearly, this is my latest obsession. And an obsession worth making friends with–who knows, maybe I’ll make you one.