Crochet Love {toddler scarflet}

If you're like me, then you already have all of your Christmas shopping and wrapping done.

If you're not like me, well, you better hurry up!

One thing I love to do at Christmas, is to give handmade gifts. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are unique, and come from the heart.

So, if you still have shopping to do, and dare not brave the crowded isles of Toys R Us, then go no further.
I've got the perfect, 45 minute gift for you!



Now, I will admit, it is quite possible that you will love this scarf a little more than your toddler...

 


But add some fun buttons, or a flower, and they will have fun wearing it.




At least, that is what worked for me.


He was a little skeptical at first, but I sewed on a few car buttons and BAM! - it was an instant hit!

 


The pattern contains directions for both girl and boy versions.




Supplies:

1 ball worsted weight yarn

Size I 9/5.50 MM crochet hook

Scissors

Button/thread

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

Sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet




Step 1. Ch 73.

Step 2. Dc into 4th ch from hook. *Skip next 2 sts. (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st. Repeat from * across.

Step 3. Ch 3. Turn. Dc in first ch 1 space. *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space. Repeat from * across.

Step 4. Repeat step 3 for 8 more rows (10 total rows). Fasten off.
For Toddler Girl:

Step 5. On first short edge, fasten on with sl st into first ch 3 post. Ch 2. Dc in same st. *2 dc around next post. Repeat from * across.

Step 6. Ch 1. Turn. *3 dc in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Step 7. Repeat Step 5-6 on the other short edge.
For Toddler Boy:

Step 5. On first short edge, fasten on with sl st into first ch 3 post. Ch 2. Dc in same st. *2 dc around next post. Repeat from * across.

Step 6. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in each st across. Fasten off.

Step 7. Repeat Step 5-6 on the other short edge.
For both:   Step 8. Fasten 1 or more buttons to one short edge. Make sure button is small enough to fit through holes made by the v-stitch in the scarf, and big enough to hold in place.



With cute buttons, or a clip, the scarf will stay in place around their neck and keep them toasty warm.
No need to mess with the long tassel-y scarves that just end up on the ground somewhere, right?

This scarf is made with a V-stitch pattern, which makes it light and breathable, while still warm and cozy.

This pattern fits my 2 1/2 year old perfectly, but if you wanted to make it bigger or smaller, just add or subtract rows from the pattern. No biggie.

That's all for now. Let me know how it goes!

Have any questions? Email me: LindsayHaynie @ gmail [dot] com

Enjoy!

[My buttons were from HeyDay Handmade on Etsy. I LOVE THEM. I've had them for a while, just waiting for the perfect project. This was it!]

8 comments

  1. Oh this is SUPER DOOPER cute...The only thing is I don't know how to Crochet... :( I would love for you to share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-2-and-highlights/

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  2. Okay you obviously know I don't know how to crochet... and just went to your Etsy shop looking for one like in the picture...for my little guy.. Do you do special orders... ??

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  3. Oh LOOK I am #100 Oh so Excited!!!! :)

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  4. I have been looking and looking for a pattern for one of those! THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I am so excited. I am running out of time for Christmas {I am hosting Christmas Eve and am busy planning and prepping} but for sure my daughter will have one by the new year!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-party-with-christmas.html

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  5. This is so precious. I keep telling myself that I WILL learn to crochet and then coming up short on time to do the basics. Someday...someday... : )

    Thanks for sharing1

    Oh, and I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by for a visit! : )

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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  6. Oh my..this is precious! And the photos of your little guy wearing it are the cutest!
    (P.S. Thank you so much for dropping by!)

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing this on Overflowing with Creativity! Your little guy is TOO CUTE and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this tutorial so much!! I'm glad you added this to Overflowing with Creativity!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  8. This is really cute, I'm thinking my little guy may just end up with one of these soon! Thanks for sharing...visiting from Get Your Brag On

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