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How does one crochet a skinny scarf?

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To create a skinny scarf, one needs to crochet six rows, leaving fringe at both ends of the rows, rather than weaving them. This requires three balls of sport weight cotton yarn at around 125 meters of yarn each, along with basic crocheting supplies, including a 3.5mm crochet hook (or what is needed to obtain the desired gauge). The amount of yarn can be much larger or smaller, depending on the intended length of the scarf.

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One starts this simple pattern with a slip knot using the first selected yarn. The foundation chain then must be made and can be as long as one desires. This will set the length of the scarf. The amount of stitches needs to be an odd number. The scarf should never be turned at each row because in this pattern the scarf will not be reversible.

For the first row, chain two and then work a half double crochet through each stitch. At the end, the yarn must be cut off and fastened. For the second row, pull through the second string of yarn. All three colors of yarn can be different or identical, depending on one's preference. Chain one and then single crochet through each stitch, fastening off the end again. In the third row, one must pull through the third yarn type and chain three. This chain counts as a double crochet. Use the pattern: chain one, skip one stitch, then double crochet in the next stitch. One then repeats this until the end of the row, fastening off the yarn. For the next row, pull through the second yarn type and work a single crochet in each chain and chain one space, fastening off the end.

One then needs to repeat the pattern of the first four rows. On the ninth and final row, however, one needs to pull through the first yarn type and chain two, working a half double crochet in each stitch to the end of the row, fastening off the end. Weave in the yarn ends to complete the project.

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