I began by chaining 200 stitches.I've started using a stitch marker when I make my foundation chain, because I tend to lose count and do lots more than I actually need. On this foundation chain I used it when I'd got to 100 stitches.
Then I worked a treble crochet into each chain. I used two strands of my DK yarn together as I wanted a chunkier fabric. I also wanted this to be in blue and white because they are the colours of PDMC's favourite football team, Tottenham Hotspur.I did two rows of treble in blue and then switched to white. I worked the one row of white into the back loops only and then I then changed to blue again, working in the front loops only for the first row and into both loops for the second row. This gives a slightly flattter fabric than working into both loops and makes the pattern that the colours create look a lot more even.
It worked up really quickly and I was quite happy with the result.
I worked a row of double crochet around the whole of the scarf which finished it off quite nicely.
The finished scarf measures about 7" x 60" and is very thick and warm.
PDMC really loved his scarf and he asked for a matching pair of gloves and a hat with a bobble on the top too.
I'm going to crack on with the gloves and hope to get them finished this week but I think that I might need a bit more time to concentrate to make a hat. I'll let you know how that goes! x