My friend Sarah introduced me to this ruffled Red Heart Sashay scarf, and since then I’ve been seeing them everywhere. They’re absolutely beautiful, and you can buy one at a craft shop for $20 or more. Sarah has even seen them on sale for as much as $40.
But with a little bit of time and a quick tutorial, you can make a ruffled Red Heart Sashay scarf yourself for as little as $5, depending on where you get your Red Heart Sashay skein and assuming you already own a size I or J crochet hook. You can find the yarn at Amazon here, or look around at craft shops for better deals. I once saw Red Heart Sashay skeins in the craft section at Meijer on sale for $4.99, so be sure to shop around.
Here’s what you do.
Step One: Loosen the yarn. It will come all bound together on the skein. Your crochet project will go much faster if you take the time now to pull apart the yarn, like this.
Step Two: Working on the side without the silver embellishment, count in five stitches and insert your crochet hook into the fifth stitch from the end, like this.
Step Three: Skip a stitch and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch.
Step Four: Keep skipping a stitch and inserting a stitch until you have twelve stitches on the hook, plus the original stitch.
Step Five. Bunch the stitches together and pull them over the stitch closest to the end of your hook. This will make your first cluster of twelve stitches.
Step Six. Skip a stitch and repeat Steps Three through Five, skipping every other stitch until you have twelve stitches on the hook. Pull it through and continue.
Step Seven. After working a short way, go back to the unfinished edge and make a knot. This will make sure that you don’t lose your work halfway through the project. Tie it off and cut off any excess, leaving about an inch of yarn past the knot. Return to the last cluster of 12 and keep crocheting.
Step Eight. When you near the end, stop making clusters of twelve stitches and instead make a knot with the remaining yarn. Simply pull it over the hook and through your last stitch.
Step Nine. Make a knot at the end to make sure your work is secure. Cut off the excess yarn, leaving at least an inch between the cut and the knot.
Step Ten. Let the scarf hang down over the knot. You’re done!
If you decide to make one, be sure to post a comment below to let us know how your scarf turned out!