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After some unexpected interest in my crochet version of the knit toddler scarf, I have finally found time to post a tutorial with some pictures. 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. For those who can’t wait to try this out yourself and would like to request one, feel free to contact me! I will be listing this beauty in my Etsy store in various shades. Thank You!
I promise the part 2 will come soon!
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