Monday, December 14, 2009

5 Minute, 5 Dollar Scarf


A couple weeks ago I showed a group of women from my church how to make several handmade Christmas gifts. This scarf was by far the favorite. I am still getting calls asking specifics about how it was done. I thought maybe there would be others who would like to make one as well. I am making this one for my grandma. (Don't tell.)



Start with a skein of yarn. Choose the thickest available. Thin yarn will not work for this project.



Place two chairs about 10 - 14 feet apart. Depending on how long you want the scarf. If your chairs don't have opening on the top, you can always use the legs.


Tie the start of the yarn to the chair.


Start looping the yarn around the two chair tops.


Continue with all the yarn.


Hold on to the yarn and cut it away from one side.



Tie in a knot, allowing for loose yarn to hang. Cut to even out.

Tie a second knot. You can do it right in the middle, but I like the asymmetrical look of a knot a little off center.


All Done! How easy was that?

To tie:







Here's one with an unspun wool and some cool embellishment yarn.




And a long one I made for me. You can never have too many scarfs :) Let me know how yours turns out.


18 PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY:


The Pyper Fam said...
That is awesome! I am going to make myself enough scarfs to last me all winter long! :) Thanks!
bumblebeebags said...
I am soooo going to make me one!!!
the undomesticated wife said...
Love them! I saw something similar in a magazine last year, but they braided the pieces...sort of. I can't ever find the unspun wool, and when I do, it's VERY expensive.
carlyklock said...
Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make one.
Molly and Wayne said...
how did i never know about this! i am making one this week! Thanks!
Green Acres in the City said...
So making these.
Lace said...
Amazing! I made mine in 2 minutes and blew away my roomates. Great, Great idea thanks for sharing.
Hannah said...
What a fabulous idea. Thank you so much!
JoEllen said...
What an awesome idea! I read your blog this morning and ran out and got some yarn...I have already made 3 to give as gifts! Thanks for the great idea!
Sabrina Mallah said...
Love this idea! definitely going to make one!
Katie said...
Wow that was beyond easy!
Lisa B. said...
Very clever - love it!! Lisa
Modern Crush said...
Ha I love how the label says "Quick and Thick" and that's exactly what it is!! xo
Hannah LaRue said...
we made those in enrichment...they are way cute and super easy to make. i really like the green color.
Abrams said...
Natalie, what a great idea! I love it! I'm going to try it.
Michelle M. said...
Love it! I just made one for my mom for Christmas. I'll be making one for myself, too :) Thanks for the great idea!
FashionTouch said...
Great Idea, quick and easy!
Jenny Lynn said...
I made this scarf and posted about it today! Linked back to you :) Thanks for the great tutorial! http://grahamcrakas.blogspot.com/2010/01/last-one-promise.html

18 comments:

The Pyper Fam said...

That is awesome! I am going to make myself enough scarfs to last me all winter long! :) Thanks!

bumblebeebags said...

I am soooo going to make me one!!!

the undomesticated wife said...

Love them! I saw something similar in a magazine last year, but they braided the pieces...sort of. I can't ever find the unspun wool, and when I do, it's VERY expensive.

carlyklock said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make one.

Molly and Wayne said...

how did i never know about this! i am making one this week! Thanks!

Green Acres in the City said...

So making these.

Lace said...

Amazing! I made mine in 2 minutes and blew away my roomates. Great, Great idea thanks for sharing.

Hannah said...

What a fabulous idea. Thank you so much!

JoEllen said...

What an awesome idea! I read your blog this morning and ran out and got some yarn...I have already made 3 to give as gifts! Thanks for the great idea!

Sabrina Mallah said...

Love this idea! definitely going to make one!

Katie said...

Wow that was beyond easy!

Lisa B. said...

Very clever - love it!!

Lisa

Modern Crush said...

Ha I love how the label says "Quick and Thick" and that's exactly what it is!! xo

Hannah LaRue said...

we made those in enrichment...they are way cute and super easy to make. i really like the green color.

Abrams said...

Natalie, what a great idea! I love it! I'm going to try it.

Michelle M. said...

Love it! I just made one for my mom for Christmas. I'll be making one for myself, too :) Thanks for the great idea!

FashionTouch said...

Great Idea, quick and easy!

Jenny Lynn said...

I made this scarf and posted about it today! Linked back to you :) Thanks for the great tutorial!

http://grahamcrakas.blogspot.com/2010/01/last-one-promise.html

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