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Learn how to crochet this fabulous scarf with a fancy twirled edge.
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Allison: Hi I'm Allison Whitlock and today I'm with the group that transcends us from Los Angeles, California. We are making some really simple scarves today. And this one I absolutely love. It’s called the twirl edge scarf. And this one is so simple, we're going to rate it E for easy. Now Barry, tell me about the yarn, because this is just stunning. You wouldn’t imagine that looking at this little skein of yarn that all these colors are inside. Barry: No, it’s what we call a surprise yarn, because the way that they dye the yarn or spin the yarn is it changes colors all in its own. Allison: I love it. Female: And you wouldn’t think all these colors will go, but they do. Allison: They do. It’s hot. Now show me how we're going to start? Obviously we need a chain to begin with. Barry: Absolutely. So we're going to start with the easiest beginning and that’s just a slip knot. Wrap the yarn over our fingers, we pull through a loop and we take our crochet hook. With this yarn I'm using a G crochet hook. And we're just going to do a simple chain stitch. And to do that, we wrap the yarn over the mouth of the hook and pull it through. And for what we're doing today, you're going to chain approximately 15 or 16 stitches. Allison: And that's a great thing about your chain, because once you chain across you can pretty much gage how wide your scarf will be. So if you feel like you want it to be extra thick, just go ahead and chain some more. Barry: Exactly. And when you're at the end of the row, what you need to do is get one base row on. Before you do any of the twirls. Allison: So if we have a look at our finished scarf here, you can see that our chain started right across. And if you bring that in Barry. Barry: Exactly, it’s just your beginning chain and it’s approximately the same width as what we've done already. Allison: Okay. So we're going to work across in one row. Is that single crochet? Barry: It is single crochet. Allison: All the way across. And once you get to the end of that row, we start to make the twirls. But Barry, show me the single crochet. Barry: Okay. To do a single crochet, we take our crochet hook and we go into the center of the V. Allison: In the second chain in your hook. Barry: Exactly. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. Now what we have now are two stitches on the crochet hook. Wrap the yarn over the mouth of the hook and pull it through both. So it’s similar to a chain, but you're pulling one extra stitch first. Allison: That’s right. Because essentially when you're crocheting you're making your own fabric. And with the single crochet, it’s quite dense. There's not a lot of holes, not a lot of loops. That gives you a great look when you're working with lots of different colors. Barry: Exactly. And we're at the end of our row. And to do the twirl, just like we did our beginning crochet chain, we're going to add 5 extra chains. So 1-2-3-4-5. And that’s what will be the twirl. Just as we did at the beginning, we need one extra stitch that helps us turn. And now into each of our chain, starting into this second one, we're going to do two single crochets, just as we did on our first row. Allison: Normally you work one single crochet to each chain, but now we're doing two into the same chain and that’s going to help to increase and create the spiral. It’s going to wrap around itself. Barry: Right, and you can see, because I've done two stitches and already it’s starting to curl. So for the first 5, we're going to put two in each. So 1-2. And if you want longer twirls? Allison: Just chain out for further distance. Barry: Exactly. In this case we did five. But you can do 10, 20, as many as you like. And there's our 5. And you can see its twirling. Allison: Really cute. Barry: And now that you’ve come to that part, now you start continuing across. Allison: So you start to go into the top of the single crochet row that you just finished. Barry: Exactly. So here's our single crochet row, and what we see is the stitch sitting right at the top. And if you put your crochet hook in, you’ll see a V. and that V represents the stitch. We just want to pick up the whole stitch, wrap the yarn over and continue. And the process just repeats. Allison: So Barry now we have one that you worked off quite a few rows and you can really start to see that pattern emerging. Now show me how you do one more spirals so we can see how they work on top of each other. Barry: Once again, we're at the end of the row. We started with a twirl, got to the end. And we're going to give ourselves 5 chains. So we got our chains and we're going to put two in each one. So there's one single crochet, and there's two. And again the process is just all the same. Pick up a stitch, yarn over the mouth of the hook, so we picked up one. Wrap it and pulled it through. And that's two single crochets in each one. And we do that the first 5. Allison: And then continue across the top of your own, just with straight single crochet. Barry: Exactly. Allison: Well we're not obviously going to spend the whole evening finishing off this one, but what I would like you to do is show me how you work in your tails. Because once you get to the end, the top and bottom, there is only one tail which I do love. Barry: Right, when you run out at the very top, try and end at the end of the row. Right before you do a twirl, and all you would do is take your yarn, break it, pull it out and lock it. Give your tail a little pulp. And then, I like using this gold sewing needles, they're really neat. They got a nice big eye and a little curl. And it’s also easy because you don’t have to strain your eyes trying to thread it. And so you thread it and all I do is take my needle, and with the little curve, it picks the stitch. I take it and I weave it over under. In and out of my original chain stitches for a few of them. I just take it and give it a little pull. Allison: And then you can snip it off. Barry: Right. Allison: And you always want to weave horizontally with a yarn like this. If you were to weave up vertically, which sometimes we like to do, you would actually see it. Because it will cross through all those colors. Barry: Right, here you want them to keep in matching colors. Allison: And then after a nice old sewed, depending on how fast you're crocheting is, you’ll have something as fabulous as this. And I think it’s just gorgeous. Barry: But I want to see this on. How about you put it on. Allison: And you know what I love about it? Is that it’s really goes with everything. So there we go. Barry: And if I were going to make it for myself, I would do in a more earthy colors. The dark browns and the grays to wear with black slacks. Allison: I think it’s fabulous. I feel fabulous. In it. Female: You look fabulous. Allison: Thank you. Barry: My pleasure. Allison: Good job.
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