I was in my favorite local craft store last week, and a little instruction sheet that was hanging near the yarn caught my eye. Ordinarily, when something attracts me in that section, I give it a wistful look and walk away. But this was a scarf and it was braided. Braided! I can do that! I grabbed the sheet and a skein of yarn and went home.
When I got there, I grabbed another skein of yarn I already had that coordinated with the new one and sat down to read the directions. All I can say is, thank goodness there was a picture, because I couldn’t make sense of the instructions to save my life.
I decided to cowboy it. I started with 2 different skeins of yarn and ended up using all of one and most of the other.
I cut the yarn into 100 pieces, each 8 feet long.
I used a small piece of yarn and tied it about 12 inches from the end.
That held my yarn together so I could tie a knot.
From there, I just divided the strands into three fairly equal sections and braided them together, without pulling too tightly. I found it was easiest to hold it up in the air to cut down on tangling.
I tied another knot about 12 inches from the end, then trimmed the fringe to about 6 inches.
This took me all of about half an hour to make. It measures about 58 inches from the tip of one end to the other. I love how it’s something between a scarf and almost a necklace.
When I was looking for instructions to make these, I came across a really pretty one at Be Pretty Cheap. It’s much longer than mine and made to be an infinity scarf. She has a great idea for keeping the three strands from getting tangled while you braid.
This could be a cute, quick, inexpensive gift if you’re still trying to finish that list!