Crochet an "Awareness Ribbon" Scarf in 2 Hours! | Diane Davis | Skillshare

Crochet an "Awareness Ribbon" Scarf in 2 Hours!

Diane Davis, Needlework and fiber artist/designer

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5 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:03
    • 2. Lesson 2 - Mastering the Basic Stitches

      3:14
    • 3. Lesson 1 - Choosing Your Materials and Colors

      3:27
    • 4. Lesson 3 - Making the Scarf

      4:08
    • 5. Lesson 4 - Finishing Work

      1:47

About This Class

Through this class, participants will learn the basic crochet skills necessary to complete a scarf in only about 2 hours! The scarf you'll be creating was designed to resemble the Awareness Ribbons we've all become so familiar with. Everyone has been touched by Cancer - Diabetes - AIDS - Autism - MS - the list is endless! This project will teach you the skills you need to complete a scarf to show your support for a cause that's meaningful to you. 

The look of this Scarf can be personalized in a number of ways, by combining different weights and types of yarn as well as the color or colors of yarn you want to work with. Lesson One will cover some suggestions for materials as well as some Awareness Ribbon colors to get you started on the first portion of creating your class project.

Lesson Two will teach you the stitches you will need to know in order to complete the project.  There are only two: the Chain Stitch and Half-Double Crochet.  If you haven't crocheted previously, you'll be surprised at how easily you'll be able to master those stitches and be on your way to creating some beautiful and useful items.

Lessons 3 and 4 will demonstrate the process of making and finishing your scarf.

Once you've mastered the basic stitches, the scarf can be completed in about  2 hours or less. The pattern is simple enough for a beginner to follow easily and finish fast, but the look can be altered in so many ways that even more experienced stitchers will enjoy making it. These scarves are kind of like fingerprints - no two are alike! My favorite combination is brown worsted weight yarn, coupled with bright multicolor eyelash yarn - a combo I call "Chocolate and Pop Rocks"!

Included in the class materials are the scarf pattern and a chart of awareness ribbon colors so students can create a scarf for their class project that's tailored to a cause that's near and dear to their hearts! I'll be looking forward to helping you learn this new skill. Hit the "Enroll" button now and let's get started!

Transcripts

1. Introduction: Hi, I'm Diane. Thanks for checking out my new skill share class making a quick rochet awareness ribbon scarf. A few years ago, I designed a scarf in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it was inspired by the awareness ribbons that we've all become so familiar with. And we've got a list of colors and causes that you can choose from to make your scarf so your scar will be meaningful to you or to somebody that's close to you, and we're going to show you the basic stitches. There are only two that you need to know the chain stitch and the half double crochet A, and we will show you how to do both of those. You're going to need a size peak Rochet Hook, which is larger than the average crow Shea Hook. It costs about $3 at Wal Mart or any of the large hobby chains. We're also going to be using worsted white yarn. For this, you can use a couple of different kinds of yarn to give it a different look, but I find for the basic scarf worsted white works the best, and if you just used to schemes of yarn you can use to different colors or two of the same . Hold two strands together, and that will give you the bulky effect that you're going to need for the scarf. Do you have any questions about the class or about the instructions? Police Don't hesitate to send me a message at skill share dot com slash artisan shop, and I'll be happy to answer those questions for you again. My name is Diane. I'll be looking forward to seeing your name on the list of participants in our class. I hope you have a great day. 2. Lesson 2 - Mastering the Basic Stitches: welcome to lessen to of making a quick, rochet awareness riven scarf. Mastering the basic stitches. In this lesson, you will learn the two stitches you'll need to make the scarf, the chain stitch and the half double crochet. A. The chain stitches the simplest but most important stitch you'll learn as it forms the base of all crow Shea projects. You'll start by making a slip knot with your yard for Malou and pull a strand of yarn through. Insert your crow Shea hook and hold the yarn to tighten the knot around the shaft. Don't tighten it too much, though, or you'll have trouble making your stitches. Now that you've made your slip knot, you're going to start your chain. Hold the crow Shea Hook in your dominant hand like you would a pen or pencil. Your other hand will control the yard. Form a loop and pull a strand of yarn through. Insert your crow Shea hook and hold the yarn to tighten the knot around the shaft. Yarn over and draw a loop through. Let's do that again. Yarn over and draw loop through. That's all there is to it. The next ditch you'll need to know is the half double crochet, a abbreviated in patterns as H. D. C. Once you've finished your base chain stitches, hold the chain out to your left. If you're right handed, as you will be working from right to left, you'll do the opposite if you're left handed. When you're starting your first row yarn over and insert the hook under the strand of yarn in the back of the third chain from your hook, yarn over and draw the yarn through one loop. Now there will be three loops on your hook, yarn over again and pull the yarn through all three loops. You've just made 1/2 double crochet a stitch. Let's repeat that again. Yarn over. Insert the hook in the back loop of the next stitch yarn over again and draw the yarn through one loop. Yarn over and draw the yard through all three loops on your hook. And that's your half double crochet. A. Let's recap the steps to working these two stitches. First the chain stitch. Make a slipknot yarn over. Pull up a loop through the slipknot in for the half double crochet a yarn over. Insert the hook in the top of the next stitch yarn over and pull the yarn through one loop yarn over again and pull the yarn through all three loops on your hook. Now that you know what materials to use, what color your scarf will be and how to make the stitches, it's time for less than three. Making the scarf. This is Diane. Thanks for joining me. I'll see you next time. 3. Lesson 1 - Choosing Your Materials and Colors: welcome to making a quick rochet awareness Rubin scarf. This is less than one choosing your materials and colors. This lesson will focus on the materials you'll need to complete your project and offer a quick overview of the awareness ribbon colors and causes they represent. You're going to need to five ounce schemes of worsted weight yarn for the basic scarf. Also a size peak Rochet hook, and that's available at any of the large craft outlets or Wal Mart. Optional materials for your scarf would be bulky yarn blue, clay yard, angora or frosted yard and I last yard, and all of those will give your scarf completely different. Look without having to learn any new stitches. You're also going to need a list of awareness ribbon colors and a copy of the scarf pattern , which are included in your class materials. What color was the first awareness ribbon, and what cause did it represent? Penny Lang and the wife of one of the Iran hostages was the first to use the ribbon as an awareness symbol. She was inspired by the song Tie, a yellow ribbon round the Ole Oak tree, which was released in the early seventies. However, in 1991 many attendees of Broadway's Tony Awards were red ribbons on their gowns and tuxedos to honor those battling AIDS and HIV. And that's the first time the awareness ribbon was actually worn. The red ribbon image has never been copyrighted to preserve it as a consciousness raising symbol rather than commercializing it. There were literally hundreds of awareness ribbon colors representing a wide variety of causes. We'll be covering a short list of them here if you don't find the one you're looking for. Consult Google for Amore Extensive list Now that you know what kind of materials you'll be using and what colors you'll be working in, stay with us for listen to mastering the basic stitches. This is Diane. Thanks for joining me. I'll see you next time. 4. Lesson 3 - Making the Scarf: welcomed a lesson three of making a quick rochet awareness ribbon scarf. Making the scarf. In this lesson you will be taking the chain stitch and half double crochet, a stitch that you learned in previous lessons and using them to Crow Shea, the Awareness ribbon scarf. First, we're going to crow Shea, the base chain Pause the video and chain 61 since watching me make chain stitches is about as exciting as watching paint dry, I won't make you watch that back in a minute. Now that you've made your base chain, you're going to start on row one. Make 1/2 double crochet a in the third chain from the hook and in each chain across, which will give you 58 half double crochet A's at the end of the row, Jane to and turn your work clockwise, keeping the working yard to the back. You'll do this at the end of each row. When you begin road to and each of the following rose. Skip the turning chain and make 1/2 double crochet A. In the top of the last stitch you made in the previous row, half double crochet a in each stitch in the row Chane to and turn your work in row three We're going to incorporate a keyhole opening. Skip the turning chain and half double crochet A in the 1st 10 stitches in the row. Now we're going to make the keyhole, Jane four. Skip the next four stitches in the previous row and half double crochet a in the top of the fifth stitch and each of the rest of the stitches in the row Chane to and turn your work rose four and five will be worked alike with 58 half double crochet days. However, in row four, you will be working four of the stitches over the chain you made in the previous row to finish the keyhole. - Once you finished, row five, you'll be ready to move on to our final lesson in the Siri's finishing your work. This is Diane. Thanks for joining me. See you next time. 5. Lesson 4 - Finishing Work: Welcome to making a quick rochet awareness ribbon scarf. This is less and four finishing work. When you finished the last ditch in Row five, cut your yarn off in about 3 to 4 inches. Tow leave enough to weave in through your stitches and keep your scarf from Raveling. Pull the yarn through the last stitch on your hook and give it a tug to pull the stitch tight. Take your crow Shea hook, and we've the ends into your work when using a larger hook like we've used for this project . Sometimes it's a little tough to get the hook into the stitches. I recommend using a little smaller hook for your finishing work to make it easier. The basic scarf has playing ends, but if you prefer, you can add some fringe or beads to personalize. Look to suit you. Congratulations. You've completed the scarf. Don't forget to post a picture of it for your class project. This is Diane. I want to thank you for joining me for my first skill share class. I hope you enjoyed it. See you soon