Easy Granny Square Scarf

Granny Squares for a ScarfI mentioned in this post that I was planning on making a granny square scarf. I had originally planned on using the scarf pattern in the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Crochet Today!; however, I did not have experience crocheting such (I’m a more experienced knitter), and I was unsure of the steps until I found this great tutorial for making granny squares on Purl Bee. I used the tutorial to make 14 5×5 granny squares using Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted (anti-pilling) yarn (solid red/really red – Lot 10/1185).

Easy to make Granny Square ScarfAfter seaming the squares, I went around the entire scarf with single crochet stitches. This gives the scarf a nice finish and ensures that the granny squares will stay in place through washings and wear.

My finished project is 81 inches (6.75′). Long scarfs are in style. The longer length gives you many options for wrapping it around your neck.

If you’re new to crochet, this is a terrific beginning project made easy with Purl Bee’s tutorial.