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From crochet.about.com - How To Crochet A Skinny Scarf - Easy Pattern For Beginners

An Original Design by Sandi Marshall

This quick, easy scarf is worked in long rows. There are only 6 rows to complete the pattern. A length for fringe is left at the beginning and end of the rows, so there is no weaving in of ends in this pattern! Extra fringe can be added to the finished scarf. This is a great pattern for beginners but it is also enjoyable for experienced crocheters who are looking for a quick project.

If you wish to use this pattern to teach crochet classes, see terms of use at: http://crochet.about.com/library/blteach.htm ... along with basic stitches, this pattern can help a beginner learn how to skip a stitch and how to crochet in a chain space.

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Materials Used In The Example:
Red Heart (Worsted Weight) yarn, in the following colors:
Color A: Monet, (Multicolor) color #0310 - about 1 oz. needed
Color B: Dusty Teal, color #0657 - about 1/4 ounce needed
Hook: US Size H crochet hook

Finished Size, when made with materials above:
79 inches long (not counting fringe) x 2 inches wide

Gauge is not important for this project. Scarves come in many different widths and lengths so if yours varies from the example, that's fine.

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Abbreviations:
ch = chain
chs = chains
dc = double crochet
ea = each
sc = single crochet
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece. It can also be used to add a decorative ridge to the outside edge of a crocheted piece.

Refer to the closeup photo below the pattern directions if you need a visual for further help in understanding the pattern directions.

Starting Chain: Leaving an 8" length at the beginning for fringe, with color A, chain 270.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (269 sc) Leaving an 8" length at the end for fringe, end off.
Row 2: Leaving an 8" length at the beginning for fringe, attach color B in first stitch of row 1. ch 1, sc in ea sc across. (269 sc) Leaving an 8" length at the end for fringe, end off.
Row 3: Leaving an 8" length at the beginning for fringe, attach color A in first stitch of row 2. ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in 2nd sc, dc in next sc, (ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc), repeat the directions between ( and ) across the row (as many times as needed) until only 2 sc remain, then dc in ea of last 2 sc.
Row 4: (continuing with color A), ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in 2nd dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next dc), repeat the directions between ( and ) across the row (as many times as needed) until only 2 dc remain, then dc in ea of last 2 dc. Leaving an 8" length at the end for fringe, end off.
In row 5, you will single crochet in a chain-1 space (take a look at the photo on this page below for a closeup of the stitches). Crochet In A Chain Space Illustrated - http://crochet.about.com/library/blchainspace.htm
Row 5: Leaving an 8" length at the beginning for fringe, attach color B in first stitch of row 4. ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in ea of next 2 dc, (sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next dc), repeat the directions between ( and ) across the row (as many times as needed) until only 2 dc remain, then sc in ea of last 2 dc. Leaving an 8" length at the end for fringe, end off.
Row 6: Leaving an 8" length at the beginning for fringe, attach color A in first stitch of row 5. ch 1, sc in first sc. sc in ea sc across the row. Leaving an 8" length at the end for fringe, end off.
Fringe: Vary the length according to your own preference. If you want a fringe length as shown in my photo examples: Cut 16" lengths of color A. To attach fringe, fold one length in half, then use your crochet hook to pull the yarn (at the fold) through one stitch at one end of the scarf (pulling it through only about one-half inch or so). Next, pull the rest of the fringe length through the loop that you just pulled through the scarf. With your fingers, tug down on the fringe to tighten it against the scarf.
Photo of fringe in-progress at: http://crochet.about.com/od/clothingforwomen/ss/swskscarf_4.htm

Following is a photo showing a closer look at the stitches used in crocheting this pattern:

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