In the wake of mall shootings, school shootings, and then two days before Christmas some friends lost their nephew in a car accident (texting, no seat belt!!!!!), I needed a big dose of Happy. This little scarf was good therapy.
Here is what I did.
With Mocha yarn, chain 6, then join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1- Chain 3 (1st dc), then 15 more dc into the ring. 16 total dc. Cut yarn and leave a tail to weave in.
Round 2- With colored yarn, work in the spaces between the dc's. Insert hook between any two dc's and chain 2(1st hdc made), then hdc again in the same space. 2 hdc in next space, chain 1. 2 hdc in next space, 2hdc in next space, ch1. Continue around. You are basically inserting 2 hdc in each space, with a ch1 after every 4th hdc. When complete, join with a sl st to the beginning ch 2. The round should have 32 hdc, and 8 chain 1 spaces. Cut yarn and leave a tail to weave in.
Round 3- With Latte yarn, insert hook into any chain 1 sp, ch3, 2dc, chain2, 3dc. First corner made.
Ch1, 3dc, ch1, in next chain sp. Then 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in next ch sp. Second corner made. Continue around as in a regular granny square, slip stitch to beginning ch 3 when done. Cut yarn and leave a tail to weave in.
Round 4 - Switch to Aran yarn and join in any sp and continue basic granny square pattern as in round 3. Join with sl st to beginning ch 3 and cut yarn.
I joined my blocks right sides together with sc, so the joining ridge is on the back of the scarf. Then I did sc all around the scarf with 2 sc in each corner. Added some fringe for more happiness.
Hope you are all enjoying the Holiday season!