Crochet a Boho Bandana Scarf | Katie Cannon | Skillshare

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Class Intro


    • 2.



    • 3.

      Color Theory


    • 4.

      Choose Your Style


    • 5.

      Making the ball


    • 6.

      The Project


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About This Class

Learn a fun way to use up your scrap yarns and make a colorful addition to your wardrobe. 

You will learn two ways to add are yarn to your project. 

The magic ball technique and the end of row technique. 

Each one will use a knot that will not just be stable but will be pretty much invisible on the finished project.

One of the benefits to this technique is there are only 2 ends to weave in when you complete your project.


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Katie Cannon

Commercial Artist and Illustrator


Katie Cannon is a prolific artist that loves to make art with whatever supplies that she has
on hand. She believes that art can be created with almost anything. She is a commercial artist as well as an illustrator. Her art has graced home decor and gift items as well.

She is active on Instgram where she shares a behind the scenes view into the life of a working commercial artist. 

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1. Class Intro: Hello and welcome to class. My name is Katie and I am a mixed media artist and surface pattern designer and fiber enthusiast, have been making crochet and knitwear patterns for the past ten years. They are published on rivalry and on that blog that I had years ago. But you can still get them on rivalry. For this class. I'm gonna show you how to make a boat WHO bandana scarf. This scarf was inspired by the sweater that I am wearing. It was a sweater that I designed using fingering weight yarn. It is made out of hand dyed yarn. Lot of these are scraps leftover from projects and a lot of socks shows and things like that. What I did was this pattern or the sweater was everybody loved it, but it is very cost-prohibitive for me to make for people. So I started making and selling these beau ** bandana scarves in 2019. And at a local gallery, I was selling them as many as I could make. I am now selling them in my studio, but I want to share with you how to make these beau ** Vandana scarves in two different ways. One is like this where you change your arms every row. One using the magic ball technique. And we'll go into more of that as the class moves along. And I hope you join us in class. Look forward to seeing your projects and seeing what color combinations that you come up with. See you in the next lesson. 2. Supplies : The supplies for this class are fairly simple. You won't need a lot of yarn for this to complete the project. Because each scarf only takes about two ounces of yarn. So about 200 yards of fingering weight sock yarn. I prefer a nylon wool blend yarn for these pieces because it's light and the stitches really shine. You can use a fine cotton yarn like this yarn. The stitches will look different in the finished piece because of the nature of the fiber used. So you'll choose a hook size based on the yarn that you use. And what I use for the fingering weight yarn is I go up to sizes. So it is recommended to use a D hook for this yarn. And I go up to an F hook, which is a 3.75 millimeter hook. I like it because it gives it drape. If you're a tighter crochet or you definitely need to go up if you're a loser crochet or you can go down for the sample in this class, I'm gonna be using a larger hook, which is J hook, 5.75 millimeter. Just so you can see what I'm doing because I'm gonna use a larger yarn. But you don't need a lot of yarn for it. You need a hook. I like using a small pair of scissors so that I can get in close to the knots and trim the yarn tails. You'll see this once we get into the magic ball section of the class. The last thing you'll need is a large eye needle. And I use a bent tip needle and see the bent tip here. The bent tip helps to make sure the tails are easier to weave in. You're only going to have two tails, one of the end and one at the beginning. And so this just helps you get it into woven in, so much easier. And I really liked this one. That is all the supplies you're going to need. Like, here's a bunch of yarn that I have chosen. Once we get into the next lesson, which is all about color theory, I'll tell you why all of these yarns are sitting here on this table. 3. Color Theory: Welcome back to color theory. My color theory process works like this. You divide your colors into darks and lights. As you work to make up your scarf, you choose one dark color, then one light color, and back and forth and keep working in this manner. As you make your magic ball or as you're changing every row. When working like this, I make sure not to put the same color too close to each other as it helps. Keep the look more random. And only really worry that the color I choose work well with the previous color that came before it. And what comes next. So if you see in this, When here, you can see that I repeated the green. But you can see how far apart it is. You don't have to have many colors. There are 31 rows in this pattern. So you don't need 31 colors. But if you have 31 colors, more power to you, that'll make a phone ball. But yes, if you're making the magic ball, this is what it'll look like if you're going to be working every row in a different color, this is what it will look like. You will have a little bit of overlap at the end when you're tying your pieces together for the row by row. For the magic ball one, your colors may stop mid row. They may stop at the end. But that's the fun part about magic ball. Once you make the magic bowl, you can just keep crocheting and never have to stop. But so getting back, getting to the exact way I'm mixed the colors, There's no exact way. Say I started with this black. I'm going to start with the black. So I picked a dark color first. I'm gonna pick a light color, black and white. Now that I really would put those two together per se, but I'm just going to work it this way. So dark, light. So the next one I'm going to pick is definitely going to be a dark. We're gonna have dark, light, dark. And then now I'm going to make sure this one goes with this one. This is my light, dark light. When I go to pick my next dark after this one, I want to make sure that my color that I put with this after this one matches just this color, not this color. I'm not worried about this one. I'm worrying about this one. This one is, has some pinks, blues, greens. If I want, I can pull in the green. You do dark, light, dark, light dark. That works either way if you're using row by row or if you're working with the magic ball technique. And we'll talk more about that in the next lesson. See you in the next lesson. 4. Choose Your Style: All right, In this lesson we're gonna talk about how to choose your style. This bandana scarf is a change every row. This style of scarf will have colors that change at a predictable location every time. The beginning of each row. For this style, you'll make the color changes as you work up the scarf and there is not any surprises in this method. You will be adding your new color or the end of every, at the beginning of every row or the end. So you're gonna go, you're going to work this way. Go up, go over the top, and come back on this way. So you're gonna be working back and forth so you can see every one is going to have a little, you've connected your yarn. This row, this was a yarn that looks like this. It had enough of a color change in itself that I didn't change it. Every row actually did two rows of it. Just because I wanted to actually use the different color of things. The next scarf style is the magic bowl scarf style. For this scarf, you're going to put colors together at the beginning as you make your ball up. And the colors will change at random places as you crochet. You'll not have to add an additional yarn as you go. And this is a faster way to work up the scarf. You're doing all the prep work at the beginning and not as you're working it up. So if you can see, this went from purple to orange, pink. When you're finished, you really won't notice. You'll just see the randomness of it. So you can see that's where it changed there. Then the next row it changed here. This is a more random way and you can use up little bitty bit of yarn, making the magic ball, and doing the magic ball scarf. You can do both of them. You can try it doing the change every row method, or you can try doing it the magic wand method, whichever one you would like. It's up to you. You can do them both. So now I'm gonna see you in the next lesson where we'll be talking about making a magic ball and how to actually do your magic not you'll use the magic not no matter which way you decide on your style, even if you do the change every row, you're still going to be using the magic not to make. Your join. Will see you in the next class. 5. Making the ball: All right, I already have a magic ball that I have started on this one. I used a ball winder to wind it up. But I'm going to show you how, and I'll show you how to do this with a ball wonder, or you can wind it by hand. But first we're going to learn how to do the magic. Not I'm going to use some darker yarn and come back and show you exactly how to do the magic naught. For this, I'm going to use a pink yarn and a green yarn. Just show you how to do the magic not or the physician is not. This is a little bit tighter than just the magic. The magic not that most people do doesn't really work for me because it actually comes apart. All right, You're gonna take your yarn on the right, in-between your left thumb and forefinger and the yarn on the left. The same way. You're actually going to loop the yarn on the left four times around the yarn on the right. There you go. Then you're going to take your group, green yard and you're gonna swap your yarn. And now you're going to rotate the yarn that was on the left four times over. That's what you're going to end up with like this right here. Now you're just going to pull the top string and the bottom string and just pull it really tight. That is the magic not or physicians not. It's a little bit stronger than the magic. Not. What you do is you take your small scissors, you go ahead and trim the yarn tails away. You don't have to worry about them coming and done. Because this is very, very strong. If you need to replay this video and replay this lesson so that you can learn how to do the physicians, not yourself. You can actually go very tight in here and trim even closer to the stitching. Just don't trim the not normally. Wait. And if they stick out, I will go back and trim it. But most of the time they don't associate this is very, very pulling on it really hard. And that knot is very secure. Then are you going to do is move on to the next color. Wind up your ball. Move along to you get to the next color. And that is how I made this ball. But like I said, I used a ball winder to make this ball up. So it looks like this. You can use a hand, won't do a hand wound ball and not worry about using a ball winder if you don't have one. I just happen to have one and I really like it. So there you go. There's your not. Let's get started on making our power. Let's get started making our scarf. 6. The Project : This is a scarf that I was working. I'm working on using the f 3.75 millimeter hook. And this is a cotton yarn. So you can see the difference between this. The stitches of this are more visible and this is the wool yarn. So it just depends on what you're gonna do. If you're allergic to all or you want to be completely vegan, use cotton yarn. If not, you can use the wool yarn. For this lesson. I am going to show you the stitches and how to start your scarf. So there are only two stitches that you're going to use to make this scarf. And, well, a slipknot and two stitches. To make a slipknot, I pinch the yarn tail, the end of the yarn tail with my first two fingers on my left hand. Or if you're right-handed or left-handed, do it the opposite. And putting three fingers here, twist my hand so that there's an xs. And then take my two fingers from my right hand and pull the yarn tail that is attached to the ball. Let's repeat that again. Twist and hope. And there's your slipknot. I leave about a quarter five inch tail. I am going to be using a J hook, which is a 5.75 millimeter hook. With this yarn. This yarn calls for a I to k Hook. And I've found that the J hook works really well for this shorn. You're going to put your slipknot on your hook. And you're going to pull it slightly typed. And then you're going to take your yarn and loop it over the hook. I keep, I always hold the tail for the first little bit with my right hand. Lipid over with my left, then go and pinch the tail and pull through and do that again over, pull through, over, pull through, over, pull through. You're not gonna need, but for chains and you do not count the one that's on the hook. So 1234 to start your scarf and then what you're gonna do, You're going to take your hook and put it into that first chain right past the slipknot. Always pull my tail over because I'm not going to pull it through. I just don't want to get caught. So I'm going to grab a loop the working yarn over. I'm pulled through and pull through the second one. What we've done, we have made a chain loop to start our scarf. And this yarn, we're going to cover up a lot of it while we're making our first row. And then we'll weave that in at the end. What you're gonna do now is you're going to chain 3123 yarn over and then go through the center of your chain loop. Just make sure you can see the center chain loop. And then grab that yarn back there and pull up a loop. So now you have three loops on your hook. You're gonna wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through two. Now you're gonna do that two more times. Wrap over through the center, pull up a loop, wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through to wrap over, go into the center of the ring, grab that yarn, pull up a loop, wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through two. And there is the beginning of our scarf. It's chained 33 double crochet. Now we're going to chain to 12. We're going to wrap over and we're gonna do three more double crochets. Filter to pull through, to wrap over through the loop. Pull up a loop, wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through two. I'm gonna do this one more time. Rap over through the whole of the loop. Wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through two. And then we're going to chain one and do one more double crochet, wrap over. And through the loop, pull up a loop, wrap over, pull up a loop, wrap over, pull through two. All right, That is your first row of your scarf. Now what we're gonna do, we're gonna turn our work. We're going to chain 3123. And this space right here between those three and this chain loop. Not in the loop but in the space, we're gonna do three double crochets. So we're going to wrap over through that space, pull up a loop. Wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through to wrap over, go through the space, wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through to wrap over through the space. Pull up a loop, wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through two. Now you're going to chain one. And then there's a space here down, you're going to wrap over, pull up a loop in that chain space. There we go, wrap over that space, hook in, pull up a loop, wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through two. And we're gonna do that two more times due to more double crochets. Wrap over through the loop, through the space. Pull up a loop, wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through two. Now you're gonna do two chains in that same space. You're gonna do three more double crochets. So wrap over the space, pull up a loop, wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through two. Let me do two more double crochets. If you're having trouble keeping up, you can slow down this video in your video player, or you can rewind and watch again. So there we go. There's our three. We're going to chain one. And now there's 123 and there's a space between where we chained. Now we're going to wrap over, put in that space, pull up a loop, wrap over, pull through to wrap over, pull through two. Then we're going to do two more double crochets the same way in that same space. We're not using any of the top loops of our stitches. We're only going in spaces. Now that you've done three, you're gonna chain one and do one more double crochet in that same space. Alright? I'm using a magic ball that I made. I am not changing colors every row. If you want to change colors every row, you will cut here. At above this. Give it a good maybe six inches. So let's do that. Six inches. Pull off to the next color. And do the physician is not four times around. Then four times around. And pull and trim. Not going to get right at the edge of the change, but I just tried it on. Here's a mistake right in the middle of the class. Good learning experience. Make sure you're tying to the working yarn, not the tail. Trim that again. And do the work. Happens at the beginning. Sometimes. There we go. And trim. That's what you're gonna do every time if you are doing the change at the end of the round the row, I'm going to chain three. Turn their work and loop, wrap around through the space. Pull up a loop, wrap, pull up a loop filter to wrap pulsar two. So two of those stitches are gonna be the same color. So you're gonna do two more double crochets in that same space. How you're increasing and how the triangle is growing. So now we're going to chain one. We're going to work three double crochets into this next space. Basically this is like a granny square, except we're only doing a triangle. We're only doing a diagonal half of this. Then after we do those three, we're going to chain one and do three double crochet, chain 23 double crochet in this point. Now we've turned that point. We're going to chain one. Next space. Three double crochet. Chain one. You're gonna do three double crochet in this space. There. Just a small space. You don't have to pay attention is between three and then one more stitch, which makes the fourth. Then once you do three, you're gonna chain one and do one more. Chain 31 more, triple or double crochet. Sorry about that. Once you have this going, You're gonna keep doing it. You're going to chain 33 double crochet chain 13 double crochet chain 13 double crochet chain 123 double crochet chain to three double crochet in the same stitch, chain one. And you're gonna increase on both sides as you get bigger. As you can see here. We start off right here. And it's gonna keep increasing. As you go along. You're going to work. If you're using fingering weight yarn, you're going to work until the pattern, until you've done the pattern for 31 rows, until you get it to the blink. You want I do the 31 because it's the perfect size scarf or just being a bandana. 31 rows. Once you get done with your 31 rows, you're going to end your row. In that last double crochet, you're going to pull up a loop. And you're going to pull that yarn through it. And you're going to weave in your ends. And the way you weave in your ends is using your needle. I do it this way. That's how I thread the needle. Will show you again folded yarn over the eye of the needle. Punch it between your fingers and it goes right in the needle. What you're gonna do, You're going to, from this side to this side, you're gonna go around through those loops. You're going to weave in your ends. Through the bottom loops. I do this a couple of times, like I'll go back to the beginning, weave it back in around the way. There we go. Then you can just snip off that piece. And four to weave in the ends of this one. Are you going to do is do the same thing. Thread the needle. This time what I'm gonna do is I'm going to actually loop, just looping it down the side of that stitch until I get to the bottom. Then I'm going to skip that first loop and go in this in this bottom loops, pull through, skip that first loop, and go back. There, you have it, and then snip it off. That's how you finish your weaving. Your ends in. Yeah, I can't wait to see what you've done in class which your color combinations are gonna be, because each one is going to be unique based on the colors that you have in your staff. You don't have to go out and buy yarn. But I have linked, some links in the project sheet that are in the project section of the class from where you can find some of my favorite colors and some of my favorite yarns, as well as links to all the supplies you'll need to complete this class. I hope you enjoyed this class. If you did, please leave a review and post that project down below and come back and comment on other students projects. And let them know what you think of their color combinations because each one is unique. And another thing, what real quickly is that when you do it row by row and change your color, that last row of your scarf will be all the same color. When you do it magic ball. It may not be. I have light on one side, on one side and dark on the other. It's all up to you. You can do it magic ball all the way through and then do your last row with a solid one, solid yarn or not. So I can't wait to see what you do. Let me know what you think. I'll see you soon.