How to Crochet Potato Chip Scarves

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Suzie Faloon

    About the Author

    Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for various websites. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.

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    A potato chip scarf is an attractive ruffled accessory that goes well with any outfit. It came by its unusual name because you “can't make just one.” Its spiral of ruffles will add a feminine touch to many outfits as it cascades down the front of your plain blouse or jacket. You will be able to crochet the scarf if you have mastered the half double crochet stitch. The scarf is light and fluffy when created with mohair yarn that's combined with homespun yarn, but you can use any sport or worsted weight yarn you like. Use a G hook for a child-sized scarf and the K hook to make an adult scarf.

    Things You'll Need

    • Crochet hook G, H or K
    • 2 to 3 skeins of yarn

    Make an even chain of 143 stitches.

    Crochet single crochet stitches in each chain stitch. Make a chain of two stitches and turn the piece.

    Make a half double crochet in the second stitch of the first row. Alternate by making two half double crochet stitches in the next stitch followed by one half double crochet in the next stitch down the length of the row. End with a single half double crochet in the last stitch of the row. Chain two and turn.

    Make two half double crochet stitches in the first half double crochet. Crochet a half double crochet stitch followed by two half double crochets in the next double crochet down the entire length of the row. Finish with one half double crochet in the last stitch of the row. Chain two and turn.

    Start with two half double crochet stitches in the first half double crochet. Make one half double crochet in the next stitch followed by two half double crochet stitches in the next stitch for the length of the scarf. Fasten off.

    • Practice with a regular yarn before attempting to use a novelty or eyelash yarn.