Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com Today
I’m going to show you how to crochet an awareness ribbon scarf shawl or blanket. To view this
video in other languages, just click on the closed caption link on YouTube and turn on
subtitles. From there you can choose from over 100 different languages. You will need
about 300 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size F crochet hook. To begin, make a slipknot.
Then chain 23. This video requires you to already know how to crochet. If you need help,
please see my beginner crochet videos on YouTube. For Row 1, skip the first 3 chains. Then do
1 double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook. Double crochet in the remaining 19 stitches.
Also you can find this written pattern on my website naztazia.com You will have a total
of 21 stitches at this point. That first chain 3 counts as 1 full stitch. For Row 2, turn
your work and chain 15. Skip the chain’s space, and skip the next 3 stitches. Then, slip stitch
in the next stitch. Chain 15. If a part goes too fast or too slow for you, be sure to click
on the pause button, then fast forward or rewind as needed. Skip the next 3 stitches.
Then slip stitch into the next stitch. Chain 15 again. This part is forming the little
chain ribbons in the scarf. Skip the next 3 stitches, and then slip stitch into the
next stitch. Continue doing this pattern across the row. At the end of this row, chain 7 and
turn your work. Twist that loop chain we made before and pinch it in the center. Do 3 single
crochet stitches in the top of that loop. Then chain 1. Proceed to the next loop. Twist
the loop, then do 3 single crochet stitches in that loop. Then do a chain 1. Continue
this pattern across the row. when you are twisting the loop, try to get it as even as
possible so that your stitches are at the very top of that loop. On the very last twist,
do your 3 single crochets but don’t chain 1. Instead, do a Quadruple crochet. You’ll
wrap the yarn around your hook 4 times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through,
yarn over and keep taking 2 stitches off each time. You can see what the scarf is starting
to look like at this time. Time to move on to Row 4. Chain 3 and turn your work. Skip
the chain’s space, then do 1 double crochet in each stitch across. Be sure to do a double
crochet in the chain 1 stitch from the row below as well. And at the end, put a double
crochet in the top of your chain 7 from the previous row. You should have a total of 21
stitches on that row, which includes the initial chain 3. For Row 5, turn your work and just
repeat row 2. You’ll be doing the chain 15s again. And do another set of chain 15s. Skip
3 stitches, then slip stitch into the next stitch. For Row 6 you are repeating Row 3.
This is the row where we twist our loops, then put 3 single crochets in the top of the
loop, followed by a chain 1. And you can see it again. And this row ends with a quadruple
crochet stitch. Row 7 is a repeat of Row 4, which starts with a chain 3, then 1 double
crochet in each stitch across. You can probably start to see the pattern. You’ll have a row
of double crochet stitches, followed by a row of chain 15s, followed by a row of single
crochet stitches helping to twist the ribbon chains, followed by another row of double
crochet stitches again. With scarves, I like to make two pieces and sew them together.
This way, the ribbons will face the correct way in the front. If you don’t the ribbons
will be correct on the right side, but upside down on the left side when you wear it. When
you end off, just leave a long tail end, and thread a yarn needle. I like to gently catch
just the end of each stitch and weave back and forth sewing them together. Cut and weave
in all ends. If you want, you can gently block this scarf with an iron and a damp wash cloth.
I like to wet the wash cloth first and wring it out. Then I lay it flat on the scarf, and
very carefully and quickly press and lift the iron over the damp washcloth. Be careful
with the hot iron, if you put it directly on acrylic yarn it might melt it. The washcloth
helps protect the scarf and the iron. To make the shawl or blanket you’ll follow the same
process except you’ll have a larger starting chain. You can download the written pattern
from my website naztazia.com As you can see, I’m just repeating rows 2, 3 and 4 again,
this time there are just more stitches across the row. I hope this video has helped you.
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