After some unexpected interest in my crochet version of the knit toddler scarf from my last post, I have finally found time to post a tutorial with some pictures.
Again, the original knit version of the scarf is from Little Inspiration and she has a great knit version on her blog. Check it out!
I am no expert at patterns or tutorials so don’t be too critical =)
There was quite a bit of trial and error with various hook sizes and yarn types. I’ve narrowed it down to what works for me for the look I was hoping to achieve. The end result is a super soft functional scarf perfect for a toddler (1-3 years). The pattern can be easily adjusted for an older child by making it longer.
Starting with materials, I found the bulky size 5 yarn works best to give warmth and thickness without being awkwardly shaped. This acrylic yarn is also easy to care for by being machine washable and dry-able. I try to keep in mind the maintenance and durability of something for a toddler. I know my son would have stained something white in 2 seconds.
Now you have your small opening at one end of the scarf for the bow “button”.
I continued on with DC in each chain, chaining 2 at the end of the row, turning (repeating)…for a total of 32 rows. Giving me about 28 inches in length. Again, the length can be modified to whatever age desired.
I love this scarf. It’s soft, functional, durable, can be dressed up or down. Most importantly its safe for a small child. There are no snaps or actual buttons that could cause a choking hazard. I don’t agree with giving a toddler a circle scarf or something that can not easily come undone when caught on something or pulled. The functional bow can be pulled from the opening with a slight tug allowing the scarf to easily come undone.
Instructions for the bow are going to come in a part 2. I was too excited to post this I didn’t get to photographing the bow.
For those who had questions I hope I answered atleast some of them allowing you to create your own beautiful gems. ALL I ask is you give credit where its due. The link for the original knit version is at the top of this post. For those who would like to request a completed scarf, head on over to the shop! I will be listing this beauty in my Etsy store in various shades. Thank You!
I promise the part 2 will come soon!