Last November Little Chef A learned how to weave a scarf at school. She was so proud of her work she gave it to me for Christmas! I thought it was a great craft because she could do it with only one instruction session. I asked if she wanted to make another one to show others how to make it on the blog. She definitely wanted to do this! In fact she was telling me today’s the day, its time to start, its time to take pictures, we need to do this today! So in this post I was doing whatever SHE was instructing ME to do.
Easy Weave Scarf
- Two balls of yarn, your choice of style, color and variety
- 5 straws
- Measure and cut 5 pieces of yarn whatever length you would like the finished scarf to be.
- Insert one cut piece of yarn into one straw.
- Suck the yarn through the straw which is faster but less sanitary then pushing the yarn through the straw. You choose your method to get each cut piece of yarn though each straw.
- Tape one end of the yarn to the outside of the straw. This will become the top.
- Tape all 5 straws together at the end where the yarn is coming out of the straws. (bottom) The purpose of this is to stabilize the straws together until the weave gets down to this point when you later can remove the tape.
- With your second choice of yarn tie a knot on the outside straw just below the top.
- Begin to weave with your second choice of yarn. Start at the knot and go behind the next straw then in front then behind then in front.
- Going back the opposite direction but above the first row continue weaving in front and behind the straws. (The pattern will be the opposite of what you did in the first row.)
- As you continue weaving above the previous row you will push the weave down the straws. When the weave gets to the tape at the bottom carefully remove the tape. The weave will eventually be pushed down off the straws and on the yarn.
- Continue weaving until your scarf is at the end of the cut pieces of yarn. Tie a knot at the end of the cut pieces of yarn so the weave does not fall off.
- After the bottom is knotted and the weave is at the end continue weaving at the top until you reach the top tape. Remove each piece of tape and carefully remove each straw. Cut the second choice of yarn (the weaving yarn) the same length as the yarn that was in the straw. Tie a knot with all pieces of yarn to finish it off. The weave may be moved up or down to even out the weave if necessary.