I’m bring you something a little different today–a crochet pattern for a blanket scarf. You may not know this, but I did have a crochet blog. And I have been thinking of getting back into that niche with that old blog. It would need a lot of work, but it’s something I’ve given thought too. But, until I make that decision I thought I would continue sharing crochet content right here and today, I want to share a crochet pattern with you. So if you love crochet, you are in for a treat today!
Let’s talk a little about my history with crochet and blogging first though, because that’s kinda relevant.
How I Learned to Crochet
I may have mentioned this before, but my aunt taught me the basics of crochet when I was eleven years old and stuck at home with a rather long bout of the flu. She only knew the basics herself, so I could never make anything more than a blanket or a scarf. Later, a lady I worked with taught me how to make a basic granny square and I played around with crochet a little more, but again, couldn’t do very much with these rudimentary skills.
Enter the internet. Now, if you are around 40, or even in your thirties, you might understand what a game changer the internet is when it comes to learning. You can literally Google how to install a toilet and find a ton of videos on Youtube. Because, you know, I install toilets every day. You can search how to create a works cited page and find out how to do that too. And when I realized, somehow, that I could use internet to learn crochet, my life changed.
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Which seems kinda silly, because really, I should have thought of it a lot sooner. But I honestly didn’t give it a second thought until I was trying to self teach myself crochet using a book I had bought for that very purpose–a book that was very useful in my learning, and that suggested I check out crochet blogs.
And my skills exploded overnight. I was soon crocheting in the round so I could make hats. I learned how to create shell stitches, which add a touch of the feminine to a piece. I learned to create more open weave pieces and soon I was tackling a huge project–a cardigan. And I did it.
Why I Created a Crochet Blog
I honestly started my blog with the simple intention of sharing crochet patterns I had found online and worked up with others. There were so many great patterns out there that this seemed like a neat idea. I love helping others, I love crochet, so why not?
In hindsight, it wasn’t the best idea. But I was excited about it and so jumped right into it without giving it much thought at all. I decided that with this blog (I had a book blog already on Blogger) I would use WordPress. So I bought my domain and got started. And almost immediately, I was sharing simple patterns I had created myself.
I’m no crochet designer. I can create simple pieces, sure, and many of them look lovely, yes. But I don’t have a passion for designing. I have a passion for crocheting. So my crochet blog soon lost it’s lustre for me. I didn’t have the time to create and design just for the blog. If I do ever take up my crochet blog again, it’ll be with an entirely different slant. But I really felt at the time that I had to share patterns, I had to create, I had to have a Ravelry store.
But I soon felt that my crochet blog, like my book blog, was not only niche, but narrow in its execution. I was losing passion for it. And I wanted to share so much more. Which is how this blog was born, but that’s another story. However, I do still want to share crochet content, so let’s move on to the Big Blanket Scarf pattern.
The Big Blanket Scarf Pattern
Perfect for autumn, the big blanket scarf is a comfy, cozy accessory you can wear outdoors or curl up with on the couch. Made with chunky yarn, the stitch looks like knit but is crochet and the pattern is simple enough for a beginner to follow.
10 skeins of Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Clematis
2 skeins of Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Fleece
Stitches (US terms)
Center Single Crochet–Insert hook into the the legs of the stitch, underneath where you normally would insert your hook. Draw up a loop and complete sc as you normally would.
To begin, chain 42 using Clematis
Row 1: In first ch from hook, sc. Sc in ea across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: In first st, center sc, and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you reached the desired length. This will vary depending on both your height and preference. I used each of the skeins I purchased but you may need more or less depending.
Pockets (make two)
Using Fleece, ch 16
Row 1: Sc in ea st across.
Row 2: Center sc in ea st across.
Row 3-16: Repeat row 2.
Now to assemble this cozy piece. On one end, count up twelve rows. Lay your pocket on row twelve, and attach using Clematis colour yarn. This is the bottom of the pocket. Sew the bottom and sides. Do this with both pockets. To finish off your blanket scarf, use Fleece to create tassels. Attached to first stitch and every third stitch after on both sides of your piece. The Big Blanket Scarf is now complete!
I love crochet! I am so glad that I am sharing my pattern with you today, and while I may or may not revive my crochet blog, it’s nice to have my own little corner of the internet where I can share some of my love for this hobby.
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