Comical neck warmer

So, the inter­net at our build­ing is bro­ken, so here I am at the local library enjoy­ing free inter­net. Anoth­er rea­son to love the library :D

I’ve had a rather action-packed week­end, and one of the high­lights was vis­it­ing the new Michaels craft store just 3 sub­way stops away from my house! :D And because they were hav­ing a grand-open­ing sale, I thought it would be a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to buy a 16mm cro­chet hook — for $3!

Aside from it being on sale, I also thought it would be good to buy it because I want to try mak­ing the felt­ed buck­et hat from my last post. And also learn to make broom­stick lace, which requires the use of , well, a broom­stick. But peo­ple also use large knit­ting needles. And I thought a large cro­chet hook would suf­fice.

I excit­ed­ly showed my friend who was vis­it­ing us for the week­end and her com­ment was, “it actu­al­ly looks rather com­i­cal!” (or some­thing along that line.)

Last night I tried cro­chet­ing with it. It takes a bit of get­ting use to, wield­ing such a thick cro­chet hook. I tried cro­chet­ing with 6 strands of yarn togeth­er.

And it even­tu­al­ly turned into a neck warmer.

I’m rather pleased with it :D

It took about half an hour to make and didn’t use a lot of yarn. If one has a 16mm cro­chet hook and wants to try mak­ing this, here’s what I did:

Mate­ri­als:

5–6 dif­fer­ent balls of yarn. I used 2 balls of chunky, 3 balls of worsted, and 1 ball of DK.

A 16mm cro­chet hook.

A large but­ton.

A tapes­try needle.

Row 1: I made a chain with all 6 strands of yarn held togeth­er until the chain is long enough to wrap around my neck loose­ly, then I made 4 more chains.

Row 2: In back loop only, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3–4: In back loop only, sc in each st across. Fas­ten off. Weave in ends.

Sew on but­ton on one end. The gaps between stitch­es act as but­ton holes, so one can adjust how much the two ends over­lap.

It would be inter­est­ing to see it made wider and with dif­fer­ent colour and tex­ture com­bi­na­tion too!

Well, I hope the inter­net at home gets fixed soon. Or the library will be see­ing a lot of me this week…

Hap­py Tues­day every­one! :D

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “Comical neck warmer

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this neck warmer! What a great idea! And now all I want is a giant, com­i­cal cro­chet hook! 

    I just stum­bled upon your blog, so cute! Keep it up :)

    Cia­ra

        1. Thanks for vis­it­ing Shirley! You can use few­er strands and a small­er hook. If you use few strands with the same large hook, it won’t be as plushy. Hap­py cro­chet­ing!

  2. I have the same one from Michael’s! It’s the per­fect size for t-shirt yarn, and I used it to make a bath­mat from an old cot­ton sheet. I bet this method would make a cute lit­tle purse too, and think of all the col­or com­bi­na­tions!

  3. I have a lot of cro­chet hooks in dif­fer­ent sizes but I have nev­er seen one this big. thanks for the idea I am going to try one tonight but with a P hook. I dodn’t know sizes of hooks I just know them by let­ters. Jess

    1. Thank you for your mes­sage! It is so excit­ing to meet crafters in all dif­fer­ent parts of the world. Word­Press did send me a ping­back that led me to your blog — the neck warmer you made is love­ly! Love the colour com­bi­na­tion of the yarn! I was also able to read it thanks to Google Trans­late :D I’m glad you enjoyed the pat­tern!

      Take care!
      Trish

  4. OMG I love it… This is so cute… I have a Q hook that I bought a while back it will be per­fect. I am all about 1/2 hour projects!! Can’t wait to try this project..

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