On Friday, October 22, the Drunken Granny Scarf will be featured as part of the 12 Weeks of Christmas blog hop hosted by Bernadine of “Me n my Hook”.
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It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about adding a new winter scarf to our accessories wardrobe. If you’re like me, as the weather gets chillier, it prompts me to pull out all my scarves.
The Drunken Granny scarf is the perfect addition to your collection of winter accessories. It’s just the right amount of cozy warmth when you need it most!
What inspired me to design this scarf?
I absolutely love wearing scarves during the winter. That’s why it’s one of my favorite crochet items to design. I’m especially fond of the extra long scarves because I can double, even triple wrap them for a snuggly warm barrier against the cold.
It’s no secret that I love the granny square and the granny stitch. But, for as many years as I’ve been crocheting, I’ve never tried the drunken granny crochet stitch. I figured it was time to add it to my granny stitch repertoire.
The drunken granny crochet stitch is similar to the tulip stitch which I used for my very own infinity scarf. You can find it below.
For the Drunken Granny scarf, the combination of the bulky weight yarn and the drunken granny crochet stitch means this is a quick, easy make. And, that’s super important during the busy holiday gift making season.
What’s to love about the Drunken Granny Scarf pattern?
- It’s a beginner friendly design, suitable for crocheters of all skill levels.
- The scarf makes a quick, beautiful gift for yourself or someone special.
- The size of the scarf is easily customizable with the included instructions.
I’m always on the lookout for new (to me) yarns to try. For this scarf, I chose Lion Brand/Two of Wands “hue + me” chunky wool blend. You’ll need 3 skeins to complete the scarf because it’s a generous 80″ long. The sample is made in color #149 – Cement.
I don’t usually use bulky weight yarn, sticking to my favorite DK and worsted weights instead. So, this was a new experience for me. If you’ve never tried working with bulky weight, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the project is finished.
The fiber content of “hue + me” is 80% acrylic, 20% wool, making it an easy care choice. It can be machine washed and dried, although I would highly recommend air drying any precious handmade item. The yarn has a beautiful tweed look with a cozy halo.
Because the gauge for this scarf isn’t terribly important, any bulky weight yarn will work. I wouldn’t recommend using other yarn weights because you won’t be able to achieve gauge.
What else do I need?
Hook – US size N-15 (10mm)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
If you’d like to add a little extra to your scarf, I recommend one of the following:
- Fur pompoms (I made mine with fur fabric and a little stuffing)
- Yarn pompoms with the yarn used for the scarf, or use matching neutral or contrasting colors for an added pop – You’ll need a pompom maker.
- Tassels – Make you own with a piece of cardboard cut to the length you want or use a tassel maker.
- Add some fringe to each end of the scarf.