We have been having FREEZING cold weather here in Indiana. It usually isn’t this bitter cold out. It reminds me of childhood Chicago weather. BRRRRRRR! I am constantly cold and have been wearing a scarf for the last week. I hate how the scarf falls off when I move around and that I have this huge bundle of fabric hanging somewhere.
Then I saw this. Perfect. Just what I need. Let me start off my saying I AM NOT A KNITTER OR CROCHETER. I can crochet and knit very crapily in a straight line. Which means I can basically make a scarf or a blanket. But I am terrible and cannot read a pattern if my life depended on it. I had a friend try and teach me how to make baby booties (thanks, Lee Ann!) and it is just not my gifting.
I thought I could handle this though. It was very quick to make, once I started over three times that is. If you look closely there are mistakes but that is okay. I love it and I am warm.
I used 5 strands of yarn with a size Q-19 Lion Brand crochet needle. I started with 45 stitches (is that what it is called?) but I think 50-55 would have been a tad better. I think I single crocheted about 10 rows. Then I draped it over my neck and pinned it together in place with a big safety pin. Then I made one of the fabulous flower pins and hid the safety pin with it. I wish I could figure out how to read a pattern and make one of those fancy schmancy crocheted flowers…but that is above my pay grade. 🙂
Fabulous isn’t it? I have been toasty warm all day. I am SOOOO making more of these.