What looks like a complicated process is actually quite simple; crocheting a scarf can easily be done in an afternoon while watching TV or simply enjoying some music or quiet time. For right handers, practice holding the yarn in your left hand by winding it around your pinkie and then index finger to maintain tension on the yarn. This way, you’ll be able to wiggle or pull your pinkie finger up when you need more yarn and can continue to crochet without having to unravel the ball of yarn.
Begin by chaining 10. Chain one more and turn the work. Single crochet in each stitch across, making 10 stitches total, chain one and turn the work again. Repeat this process, crocheting back and forth, until the scarf is at the desired length. Tie a knot at the end, cut the yarn and weave in the ends into each end of the scarf.
Unravel a few yards of yarn and form a slip knot about 4 inches from the end.
Slip your crochet hook into the loop created by the slip knot and hold the yarn with slight tension in opposite hand from which you hold the crochet hook. With the hook, loop it around the yarn and pull through the loop of the slip knot. That makes one chain. Repeat this process until you have 11 chains, per the pattern’s instructions.
Look at the top of your chain and you’ll notice a series of Vs sitting atop the chain. Insert the crochet hook below the first V from the hook and pull a loop of yarn through. You should have two loops of yarn on the hook now. Now, with your hook, pull a loop of yarn through both loops on the hook. One single crochet has been made. Continue this process all the way across, making 10 total per the pattern’s instructions. Remember, after making 10 single crochets, always chain one and turn the work before starting single crochets on the next row.