I realize it's Springtime and that Winter is over.
But, I live in Utah where Spring doesn't officially start until May or June.
Don't get me wrong, we've had some lovely Spring-like days in the last couple months, but we've also had our share of rain, wind, sleet and snow.
In fact, it was just hailing on Friday!
With that said, it is completely acceptable to still be wearing scarves in April around here!
This scarf is pretty much the easiest project ever
and you really don't need a tutorial.
But, lucky you, I'm going to give you one anyway!
The Braided Scarf
So, first you'll want to decide what kinds of craft supplies to use in your scarf.
I used a variety of yarn, fun fur, ribbon, fabric scraps, tulle, crochet thread, jersey knit, lace, ric rac, chinese braid and single crochet chains of yarn in different colors and textures.
The beauty of the braided scarf is that you can pretty much use whatever you want to make one.
This particular scarf was made for my sister, so I knew it needed to be especially funky and unique!
Of course, you could always tone it down and use just one color scheme and one craft element, like yarn or fabric.
You could even string on beads or buttons.
You could use maribou, velvet, denim, hemp, pom poms, ect.
The possibilities are endless!
The amount of scarf supplies you use will determine whether your scarf is skinny or chunky.
Gather your supplies together and decide how long you'd like to make your scarf.
When you measure your supplies you'll want to nearly double that length.
For instance, my finished scarf measures 80" long.
The length of yarn, ribbon and other supplies I used measured 140" long.
But, keep in mind that my sister and I are on the short side so you may want to make your scarf a little longer.
The rest is simple.
After measuring and cutting the length of your scarf supplies securely knot one end of your scarf.
I found it was easiest to tie that end to a chair.
If you have someone willing to hold the other end that would be great too.
I happened to be crafting alone, so the chair was my little helper.
It's really ok. No need to feel bad for me.
I bask in the glory of a quiet morning! :)
Divide your yarn and other supplies into 3 equal sections.
Start twisting your scarf into a loose braid.
Be careful not to tangle your ends as your braid by keeping the ends of your three sections smooth and separate.
Continue braiding until you've reached the end of your scarf.
Then tightly knot the end.
And you're finished!
I talked my baby sister into modeling this scarf that I made for my other little sister's birthday.
Isn't she cute?
And, I must say she wears it well.
She's pretty funky herself!
While the scarf is chunky, it's surprisingly light.
It's soft and warm, but not too warm.
I can't wait to make one for me!
Who will you make a scarf for?
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