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Monday, December 12, 2011

Mobius scarf in two hours



Making a mobius scarf took me just a little longer than the football game.  I didn't have to pay too much attention to either one ;-)  By the end of the second game, I had two scarves...at this rate, I know what everyone will be getting from me for Christmas!  Use a really large crochet hook, and you'll be amazed how quickly you can make one of these. 

1. Leaving a long tail of yarn (about 12 inches), crochet a chain as long as you want your finished scarf to be.  I chose a shorter cowl style for this one.   

2. Stitch along the chain in double crochet and recheck the length.  Add a few more rows of DC. I usually add three or five, any odd number so that I end up back on the end with the yarn tail.

3. Using the yarn tail, slip stitch the two short ends of the crocheted strip together, putting a single twist into the strip.  Tie the yarn tail to the working yarn, but do not clip yet.

4. Begin to crochet in single crochet around the outside of the strip.  Since you've created a mobius strip, there is only one edge, and it will take you twice "around" the shape to come back to where you started.  Continue to add rounds of SC until the scarf is as wide as you want it.  End back where the seam is.



The seam will be fairly small, and you can wear it on the inside 
at the back of your neck.
5. Tie off the working yarn and use your hook to weave it down to where the other tail is.  Tie them together and weave the ends into the scarf before clipping off.

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3 comments:

SpinningDownUnder said...

These are great fun to do! I start mine off with chainless crochet so I only need to do one row of double crochet before joining it to the start, and then I just work around it as you do. It makes the join practically invisible and almost impossible for people to work out how its been done! Its also much easier than trying to knit one, lol!

Cyndi L said...

Oh, now you've done it!! I need to learn how to do chainless crochet...

Eileen Bergen said...

A Mobius scarf - how very cool!

I may start these for next Christmas.

What is chainless crochet? I have to Google that.

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