Updated: Sep 2
Introduction: The #GrannySquareStitch is an easy to learn and allows you to use up some of your yarn stash or discover new colorways by using yarn minis.
Yarn minis come in smaller skeins (but not always cheaper than the larger skeins).
I like them because they usually come in packs or color schemes to help take out the decision process on what colors go with each other.
I dont like a huge stash of yarn--I like to move on to other colors and my yarn just sits in a closet until I end up giving it away. So the minis work well for me.
Gather Your Materials
1. The beauty of crocheting you really dont need a lot of materials to get started.
Crochet hook (most patterns will tell you what size to use). However, for this project you can use any size you would like. Each size creates a different look--so play with it and see which one feels good in the hand and matches your yarn. Does the yarn slide easily through the hook. Crochet hooks come in an array of colors and styles.
Try using yarn fibers you have never worked with before for this easy scarf. Branch out and try some baby alpaca, merino wool, or a combo of merino wool and silk--oh so lovely. Texas Panhandle Dye Works has a large selection of fibers in various weights and colors including organic cotton.
Eco-conscious merino wool & recycled nylon in a fingering mini set might be fun. Remember if using different weights adjust for the length. For instance, in a fingering weight you will need more chain stitches. I usually dont count the chains but go by a measurement of size I want the length of my scarf to be.
Now to dive into making a #GrannySqaureStitch Scarf
ch 1 sp chain 1 space
dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch