Sometimes you just want a quick and easy project! This easy tie scarf is one you will want keep in mind when you are pressed for time to produce a gift. Or, you need to make several gifts, like I did one year. My husband wanted to give his support staff something for a job well done so I volunteered to make several scarves. Depending on the yarn used, the tie scarf could be for an adult or child.
This pattern is written for either the crocheter or knitter – you choose. Pictures in this article show crochet.
Above is the tube created to host the long strings. These strings, once attached to the edge of the tube, are are wrapped around the neck and inserted into the tube creating a texture party. I love how the thick sections of Bamboozle yarn pool when crocheted, making random puffs.
The cutting of the strings.
Adding interest to the strings by randomly braiding and adding knots.
Tie ends of all strings to avoid unraveling of yarn.
Notice the variation in length that adds interest to the scarf.
Easy Tie Scarf Project Profile
Gauge for Pattern: No gauge needed
Pattern Directions: Crochet Option
Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook (beginning 3 chains considered one dc), dc in each chain to end of chain, turn. (total 11 dc)
Row 2: chain 3 (considered one dc), dc in top of each dc of previous row, dc in top of turn chain, turn. (total 11 dc)
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 11 inches. Join ends together forming a tube.
For fringe, refer to the Long Fringe Directions below.
Pattern Directions: Knit Option
Cast on 13
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until piece measures 11 inches. Join ends together forming a tube. Continue by following directions for attaching Long Fringe.
Long Fringe Directions
This portion of the pattern is an approximation because each project may have a different amount of yarn remaining once the tube is created, so plan accordingly.
The goal is to make 5 groupings of string to make decorative fringe. Of the remaining yarn – cut lengths 54” and 80” long. You will want 3/5 of your strings at 54” and 2/5 at 80.” In the sample pictured, approximately 30 strings were cut at 54” and 20 strings were cut at 80.” Arrange the strings on a table in the following groups…
#1 – 10 pieces of 54″
#2 – 10 pieces of 80″
#3 – 10 pieces of 54″
#4 – 10 pieces of 80″
#5 – 10 pieces of 54″
Attach each grouping in the above order across tube join (see pictures above) as you would add tassels to the end of a scarf, except don’t be so precise. Normally when you are attaching tassels on a scarf the grouping is folded in half to make the ends even. In this project it will add more interest if they are not folded in half.
Once long tassels are attached, add more interest by braiding some of the strings and knotting others. Take the time to knot the bottom of each string to avoid the unraveling of the yarn itself.
Remember – be creative and think outside the box on this project and tell me what you did to make your tie scarf unique.