December 12, 2016 by holy rollin hooker
Here’s another minimum effort, high impact design that I am so fond of. This is another one that would make a great Christmas gift because it will take you less than half an hour to finish. Oh yes, my friend, less than half an hour!!!
I do love me some super bulky yarn. And I love it even more when I happen to find it at the thrift store perfectly intact and for a third of the regular retail price. I don’t know who could ever find it in themselves to give away yarn, but I sure ain’t mad at ‘em for it.
- (1) Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fig
- Size 10 (J) Hook
- About 3 ½ yds. of pretty ribbon that is no more than 5/8″ wide. (I found the lace ribbon I used at Dollar Tree. It comes on a spool of 3 yards)
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as dc meaning you skip the very first dc at the beginning of the row and start working into the next dc.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a hdc
And Away We Go…
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (61)
Row 2: ch 1, hdc in next 2 dc, *ch 1, sk next dc, hdc in next dc; rpt from * across ending with hdc in last 2 dc.
Row 3: ch 3, dc across. Turn.
Row 4: rpt row 2.
Row 5: rpt row 3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Cut 2 strips of ribbon about 50-58 inches long, depending on how big you want your bow. I like mine big, so my strip of ribbon is 58”.
Weave the ribbon through the hdc rows. Wrap it around your neck and tie the ribbon in a pretty bow.
This would also look really cute as a shoulder wrap.
For a S/M/L shoulder wrap:
Do rows 1-5. Then rpt rows 2 and 3 until the wrap reaches about 10” in width.
Use 3 strips of ribbon about 3 yds. each. Weave through the first, third, and fifth hdc rows.
A word of caution, I haven’t actually worked up the shoulder wrap myself, so the pattern may need some adjustment. If you do any helpful tweaking to the shoulder wrap pattern, please post it in the comments so that we all may reap the bounty of your ingenuity. Thanks!
Now go forth and create…