Monday, January 13, 2014

Mobius strip scarves - part two


Last week, I shared with you a pretty simple and straightforward method for making a Mobius Scarf (above) from crocheted strips.  Several scarves later, I decided to use some really chunky and irregular yarn that just wasn't going to lend itself to single crocheting back along each chain.  The chains themselves were thick enough to stand alone, so I started to realize that I had to think up another way to do it.  


1. Following the directions from last week, create a base for one end of the strips.  Chain as many stitches as you like (an even number) and single crochet back along the chain.  At the end, make a chain as long as you want your scarf to be.

2. When you reach the end of the first chain, continue to chain a second base piece as long as the first.  Single crochet back along the base until you reach the first strip.  Slip stitch back over to the correct position to start the next strip (it should be the third stitch on the base).  Single crochet a second strip and attach it to the first base piece with slip stitch.  Slip stitch into position to start the third strip.  Repeat until all the strips are complete.

3. It is impossible to see clearly in my photo because of the texture of the yarn, but these are the two base pieces slip stitched together.  First, straighten out your strips and base pieces, laying the strips side by side.  Pick up one of the base pieces and flip it over so that there is a mobius twist in the bundle of strips.  Slip stitch the two base pieces together.  Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.


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4 comments:

Cherie Burbach said...

Enjoying this project. Your pictures are great, and I like the explanation. You make it all seem so easy.

Cyndi L said...

LOL! It *is* easy, Cherie :-)

Eileen Bergen said...

They are sooo pretty, Cyndi. I love the Mobius strip concept. It just fascinates me.

Tammy said...

I need to get cranking on some of these.

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