In today’s tutorial, let’s work on the Patchwork Super Scarf another free pattern using Caron Cakes yarn. Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd. I’m your host, Mikey. Today we’re gonna work on the Patchwork Super Scarf, and this is a really neat scarf featuring a granny square that is made into a super scarf. Today’s tutorial, I’m gonna teach you how to make it smaller if you wish and show you how to do everything step by step. So today we’re gonna be working on a granny square that has a circle center and then eventually turns into a square. There’s only three revolutions in order to make each one. And then what you need to do, is you need to complete them all and then just start to whip stitch them together. I’ll show you how to whip stitch as well. So I just showed you how to do a little mini sample so why would you do this in the Caron Cake yarn vs other yarns? Well its the transition of colors. See, you can see than you have the centers and it will change automatically on its own. Therefore you’ll have squares that will appear to have a different color that are actually part of the same ball. See, you can see where it transitions here. So as you work through your Caron Cake ball if you would like to um, it just will change on its own and so you will end up with forty-four different looking granny squares and then you just have to mix and match in order to put them together. But let me tell you how to make this smaller if you wish. So today’s pattern is a super scarf and it’s telling you to make forty-four of these mini squares and there gonna go side by side all the way up through and you can see the model is wearing it like that as well. So if you don’t want a scarf that is 110 inches. Well you can just simplify, right? So it takes three ball to do the entire super scarf but for one and a half balls you can do half the size. That will be about fifty-five inches. So if you only just do twenty-two of these squares and then sew them together and then you can add your fringe, then you can have a scarf that’s half the size and uh, maybe more manageable depending on your personality and whatever you have for fashion desires. Once you have all your forty-four done, I would recommend putting them down on the table, kind of mix and match them. Don’t make them look like they flow. Part of this is looking artistic, having accent colors so just randomly place your squares as you go. So let me tell you a little bit more about the square itself. And let me show you that. So here is the granny square, it consists of three rounds and we’re gonna be doing cluster work. If that’s gonna scare you, the word cluster, don’t let. It’s actually simple, and so we’re gonna start off with a chain in the middle and then we’re gonna work our way around to create the eight spokes as you have. And then we’re gonna continue to be in a full circle in round number two and then its round number three that’s gonna simplify it to make it into a square. Very simple to do, I have to say. Um, I found myself, I was slow on the very first one that I did right here, but then once I did the second one I was much faster because I under stand the pattern I know exactly where to go. So if you’re slow in the first one don’t let that deter you. It’s always the first one that’s always the hardest with these granny squares in order to get used to the pattern. So without further ado lets grab our size 5mm, size “H” crochet hook today. Let’s grab our Caron Cakes and let me show you how to make one of these squares, and then at the end of this will show you how to whip stitch, and you’ll have a beautiful seam like you see here. So let’s begin with a slip knot. Remember that this is of more for people are experienced with crochet. In the sense that you are know exactly what you are doing. So I’m not gonna teach you as if you’re brand new to crochet and you never crocheted a day in your life. So let’s chain up six and we gonna go 1 2 3 4 5 and 6. Let’s insert our hook into the beginning chain. Just go into the beginning, yarn over and pull through and through and you will now have the center ring of your granny square. Let’s move along to round number one. In round number one it says to beginning cluster in the ring and then chain three, cluster, chain three and etc. Let me just kind of make that more simple for you to understand. So beginning cluster is what happens is when you don’t have anything to grab on to. For example we need to build this up higher in order to go into a full revolution. And so you need to do a beginning clusters when that needs to happen. So beginning clusters, lets do it together. We’re gonna chain three, 1 2 and 3 and I want you to insert your hook into the center ring. So lets do a double crochet into the center ring. So just going in, yarning over pull through and I only want you to pull through two loops this time, don’t pull through any thing more keep it onto the hook. Let’s do that again, so we’re gonna wrap the hook going into the center ring pull through, pull through two and hold this. You will now have three loops on your hook yarn over and pull through all three. That is the beginning cluster, okay, so that’s the beginning one and all the rest are just regular clusters. So what we need to do now is that we need to put seven more clusters into this center ring and what separates the clusters is chaining of three. So lets do that. So 1 2 and 3. And let’s do a regular cluster. So a regular cluster almost the same thing but, we’re not gonna start off with a chain three. We’re gonna wrap the hook going into the center of the ring, pull through, pull through two and hold just hold that on your hook and do it again you want to continue to do like this until you get four loops on your hook and do it one more time. Just like that. So now you have your four, so see how these three are working together? Yarn over and pull through all of it. And now let’s do another cluster. So another cluster is chaining of three, so 1 2, 3. Lets separate those clusters and lets put one, another one into the ring. So yarn over, put in, okay, and you’re gonna continue to cluster just like you have been. So the beginning one you only do right at the very beginning, the rest are just regulars. So then you’re doing another one, so chain three to separate them and coming back into the ring. And I’m gonna speed back up to my regular speed and you can really whip these off real quick. Okay, so chain three to separate them, 1 2 and 3. I should be able at the end to count eight of these so 1, 2, 3, 4 I’m counting that beginning cluster as one of them because there should be a total of eight. If you ever have an odd number with these kind of things and you’re doing a square, you know something is wrong. So, 1, 2, 3, I’m separating and I’m clustering again. So now your noticing I’m starting to run out of space in the center ring. Is that a big deal? No, not at all. So what you because you are playing in the ring you can just shift it. Just pull that and you can see its moving around So 1, 2, 3 separates them again. So for myself, I don’t tend to count, um the clusters as I go. I count when I think there’s enough and then I just kinda verify, so I got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, so chain three, I have one more to go, Just like that, easy. Now this is the final one, so there’s eight, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and to finish this round off you chain three 1, 2, 3 and slip stitch it to the top of the beginning cluster. Like that and that is round number one. Okay, let’s begin round number two So we’re gonna shift over to the chain three space with a slip stitch. So just insert your hook right into that space, yarning over and pull through and through, and now that just shifted you onto that space. So we’re goon start off with a beginning cluster first. Do you remember how to do that? Chain three, 1, 2, 3 and we’re goin’ to start doing the cluster. And you’re gonna go in to that same space, and you keep doing until you get three loops. You’ll only ever have four when it’s not the beginning, that this is the beginning so you’ll only have three. So you’re yarning over and pulling through. So you’re gonna put another cluster into this same space. So in order to separate the clusters, do you remember what we did? We chain three 1, 2, 3 and then coming back into the same one a cluster as normal. So you wanna get it and keep doing it until you get your four loops on the hook, yarning over and pulling through them all. So here’s the thing, everyone of these spaces are gonna get exactly the same thing. Okay, so it gonna be a cluster, chain three, cluster. So in order to move to the next one you have to chain one only first and then start the same thing. So we’re gonna cluster into the next one. so this round will appear round a uh, after you’re done with this one, so chain three and then cluster back in to the same space. So remember. every space is goin’ to get the same thing, a cluster, chain three, cluster Okay? So we’re gonna move to the next space. So we’re gonna chain up one and then move to the next one, we’re gonna cluster, chain three, 1, 2, and 3 and cluster back in. Just like that. So please do that all the way around and I’ll see you at the end of revolution. So in coming up all the way to the final and I’m just doing my last clutter into the last space and so I’ve go a cluster, chain three, cluster, pull through. In order to join it to the first one that you started with, you chain one only and then just join it to the top of the beginning cluster that you started with. And that concludes off round number two. So just verifying, go through, you’ve got a cluster there, there’s two of those, and that one, two there, two, two, two, two. two, two. If you just take a really quick look, make sure its all there and because it won’t work out if you go for round number three at this point. So let me move you to round three and I’m gonna show you a little secret. So let’s begin round number three. First of all, what I wanna say to you that I want you to pay attention to this chain three spaces. Don’t pay attention to the chain one’s that separate these clusters Okay? Don’t worry about those, just ignore. When I did this the very first time I was worrying about those and I shouldn’t have been and I was off count. So don’t even worry about this chain one spaces. Let’s just worry about the chain three. So let’s move over first and we’re goin’ to just move over with the sip stitch and then begin. So we’re gonna create corners. So we’re gonna create a corner, flat space, corner, flat space and keep going around that so you end up with your four sides. So let’s chain up three first, so 1, 2, 3. We’re no longer doing any more clusters. That’s finished for us, and we’re gonna put two more double crochets into that space. So we’re gonna create our first corner right now. So to do the corner, its gonna be a total of three double crochets. This chain three counts as one of them, and then you’re gonna chain three And then coming into the exact same space you’re going to put in three more double crochets. And that just does your ninety degree turn for a corner. Okay, so let’s think about this. So we’re gonna chain up one first. So just chain one and just watch. So this chain one space here, just ignore it. Move right here to the next chain three space where these clusters are separating. Just like that, do you see that? And I want you to place in three double crochets. This is a flat edge, so there’s no corner here. It’s gonna look a little unusual right now but you just gotta get a little bit further into it and it will start making sense. Chain one. Okay, so you’re chaining one in-between these double crochets. Move to the next chain three space. So skip right over that chain one. Go right to there and create another corner. So a corner is three double crochet, and then chain three, and then three double crochet. All in the same space. And now you’ve got another ninety degree turn. So, lets see if you know what you’re doing. So you’re gonna chain up one first, move to the next chain three space, skip over that chain one, go to the chain three and do a flat edge which is three double crochets in a row. And don’t drop you stitches like I just did. [chuckle] It will take you longer. So, um, let me reset myself. Happens to the best of us, 1, 2 and 3 Okay, chain one. And then move to the next chain three space. That is another corner. So there’s three double crochet and then chain three and three double. There’s another corner right there. So we’re converting that circle into a square at this moment. Okay, chain one. Okay, go to the next chain three space and create a flat edge, so its just three double crochets in a row. Chain one and then go to the next chain three space. Here’s another corner. So essentially, if you think about it, corners are every other chain three space. If that helps you to understand that. Chain three and then coming into the same one. Here’s another corner. Now the very first one that we started with was a corner so you have to just be watching for that when you come back around because its coming right back up right here. You see that? We’re gonna chain up one and the next chain three space which is the last one was available to you is just a flat space, so there’s three double crochet there. And then follow by chain one and then just slip stitch it to the top of the beginning chain three. And that’s all there is to it. And now you’ve gone all the way around. Let me just kind of stretch things back out So you’ve gone all the way around here. You’ve done a circle. You did another circle and now you just did a square So I’m gonna show you have to fasten off and I’m gonna show you how to whip stitch these together. Okay, so let’s begin to fasten off. So I’m gonna cut this string. So you’re gonna do forty-four of these if you’re doing the super scarf and if you’re doing any other sizes just do less or more. You can even do whole afghans like this. Just pull a loop through and what I would recommend for you is that you don’t want loose tails hanging out all over your work. So what I would recommend is that thread your yarn through a darning needle just like this and if you weave it in and out of your work three time it will never fall out. So just going across into the stitch work, staying underneath. Don’t go into the top edge so that you don’t see it. Just stay underneath and drag it through. And don’t reef down on it. You just want it being snug but not, um, tight. And then go back in the other direction through a different path, for two and then one more time in the other direction for three. Your work can never stretch in three directions at one time so therefore this will never fall out on you. And now you can cut it right safely down to the project and you will virtually not see where you finished off. There will be a little bit of an imperfection but not to the point where you’re gonna have nasty tails hanging out. So let’s move along and I’m gonna show you how to whip stitch these together. And let me give you some advice with that. So here we have the little mini diagram and this is goin’ to be your squares. So there’s goin’ to be two side by side working all the way through the length and what I would recommend is that lay them down on the table and kind of mix and match all the colors so that they kind of looking like they blend properly but also have accenting using your yarn. What I recommend is that the first seam line go right directly through the middle. So you’re just gonna work with two and then you gonna immediately jump and join the next two with the seam, join the next two and keep on moving down and at the very end of this, what’s gonna happen is that you’re not gonna have any of these this in way completely, uh, sewn. You’re only gonna have it this way and then go back and then just sew these edges individually like this. I think it’s just easier and you can, uh, then lay out your colors all the way through the scheme without kinda messing up if you’re to do it side by side, if you’re gonna join it that way. So that’s completely optional to you. I will leave that to your discretion. And then, I’m gonna show you how to be able to do this so that you can have a nice uh, really blending seam just like this and therefore, everything work out quite nicely. Let me show you how to do that. So this kind of stitching is called the whip stitching, and you see that it’s going up on an angle, like this. And therefore it blends really quite nicely. And what’s happening is that you have a very beautiful line and because the way that I’ve done it, it that it doesn’t look like it’s just ramming together. It looks like its flowing. And it has a little bit of stretch at the same time. So what I want you to do is that I want you to concentrate on the edging. So you can see that you have two strands and two of those equal one stitch. Okay, just like that. But if you go into the opposite one, so the further one, that’s called the back loop and the one in front is called the front loop. And so what we need to do is that we need to pay attention to these loops on how they’re joining together. And let me show you a little bit of technique in order to be hiding in your loose ends but also look for those in order to attach it to it’s neighbor. So a little technique I like to do is that get a long enough strand to be able to do it. With this 110 inches I would not get a 110 inch strand. I would do it in sections in order to keep this string manageable on your darning needle. Put one side and make it into a slip knot and just leave it out to the side like this. Okay, so leave that out. And I would take the other side of the string and feed it through your darning needle. And I’ll show you why I’m doing that because I wanna show you how to lock this into position. Therefore you don’t have to worry about anything falling out. So what I want you to do, is that I want you to have the right sides facing up. How do you know what’s the right side? See how its kind of bowing up toward me? This is the right side. Its facing toward me, so if its gonna bow down okay, so if its bowing down then you know it’s the wrong side. That’s just an easy way to turn. So you can turn yours any which way you decide or equal to each other. They’re all the same. And what I want you to do is want you to pay attention to where these loops are. So remember what I said. You have the front loop and the back loop. So just kind of if you have to just kind of like front sides up, just kind of force them up like this and you know that they’re gonna be equaling each other. It just a great way to do it because sometimes you’re just grabbing things and all of a sudden one can be upside down and if you don’t realize it you will see it completely when you’re wearing it. So, just put the front sides up and just kind a sandwich them up and they kinda come up on each other. Now remember there was three chains in a corner. So what I want you to do in the corner is that I want you to start on the middle one and don’t go into both loops. I want you to go on the one that you’re, right in front of you. Go into the back loop only. And the other side, I want you to look for the one, it’s the front loop so it’s the one closest to you. So it’s the third one in and go for the front loop. Once you start getting this esbablished it gets very easy to follow. So go in the front loop only of that side. So what’s gonna happen here is that you are leaving this front loop alone and you’re leaving what appears to be the other back loop alone so therefore you’ll have a nice finish. So pull the needle through and right when you get to that slip knot, I want you to feed that yarn through. And that’s gonna lock that into position. And I want you to lay down this straggler on top of it so its gonna trap it in position. So the next one is just a chain and you’re just gonna follow each one of these stitches so the next one is a chain on this side, so therefore the next one, so you go into the back loop of this one and I’m leaving this down on the front so it gets stuck and I gonna go into the front loop of this one. So just directly across leaving down that straggler. If you can trap straggler you won’t have to worry it later and just pull through. So you notice I’m not going crazy when I pull through. So here is a double crochet, I’m going in the back loop of that one, and then I’m gonna go in the front loop of the first double crochet on this side. I’m matching stitch to stitch as I whip stitch. And what this is doing is it’s creating a beautiful seam. So I don’t wanna reef down too hard on this thing um, you can honestly stretch it if you have to. So you move to the next stitch, so back loop, the next stitch on the other side, which is the front loop And I wanna keep that straggler on top so that it gets stuck underneath in position. And I try to drag that straggler for about an inch or two un, before I cut it. And therefore will never be seen or nor will it ever fall out So here’s another double crochet here and this is the final double crochet on this side. Okay, so next is a chain one space, so I’m just going in to one of the loops the back loop only in that one and then I’m going to the front loop on that one. I’m gonna let this straggler fall out of the way now. And I’m just gonna go in the front loop on the other side of the chain. Once you get rid of that straggler just gets easier to kinda come along. So you’re gonna have to find your rhythm when you’re sewing this together. So the next one’s a double crochet. And you wanna take your time. I actually enjoy the sewing process. To some people it’s a deal breaker. Me actually don’t mind this because it means that all your squares are done and you’re pretty well um, in the final stages and you’ll be able to wear it in no time. So as you work your way across and you understand this more and more you will speed up so I’m gonna speed up to my regular self. So I’m just gonna go, so once I’m done with this particular square I would move on to the next square and join it. I’m just gonna put that back in there. So what I would do is that even though you see two are already joined like that, I did that for tutorial reasons to show you how to do it. Um, but the reality is that I would line them all up on their sides and just keep going down an edge. You gotta do what works for you and do what, a system that is easier for you to manage. So once you get too, on a corner like this you continue along, so the first chain is gonna match first chain, the second chain which is the exact corner is gonna match to the middle chain to the middle one across but if you got two that are joined like this, you just wanna go right into the same on on the other side. So I don’t have any more squares to join at this point but I would just continue to move along and get the next square up and join it just like you see. And then at the end I would come back and do this. So normally that would not have been done at this moment. So once you’re completely done with that. What I would do, just tie a knot, so if you got all the way to the end, just tie a knot or if you have to do multiple strands. Just tie a knot and remember what I said, so just turn it over and go back and forth three times on the back. Keeping it to the back side look of this. So just across, so 1, and 2 and 3. And I’m gonna show you how to do the fringe in just a second. And the other straggler that you were burying up until a certain point is gonna be hanging out, you can trim that down. And therefore you have a beautiful join. And that’s what it looks like at that time. So let’s add fringe. So for this particular scarf it’s asking you to cut two 18 inch long strands. Like so. So there’s two different strands here and I happen to get one that’s not quite the same length but, what I like to do at the very end of it is that I like to trim all the strands down anyway so that their all kind of equal. So what I want you to do is take those strands and just kind of pull it out like this and then fold it in half. Okay, so you got it folded in half and in this particular circumstance, it says to go evenly across. So what I would do is that every stitch going across I would put fringe in. So in this one here I’ll start it right on a corner. You might as well, and then just pull the two loops through and then pull them, uh, all of these, this stragglers through the loops. And that is your fringe. That it! So there is your fringe now hanging from it and then what you would do, another 18 inches and go to the next one pull it through and form your fringe. Just like that. So it’s really quite easy and simple to do. So that’s it for today. The is the Patchwork Scarf. This is featuring Caron Cakes Yarn. Please enjoy this tutorial and have a super day. We’ll see ya, bye bye.