Just as the first hints of fall are in the air, here is the Butternut Squash Neckwarmer! Crocheted with a simple but beautiful stitch sequence, this is a fabulous and lighting fast project that you can have finished before the first autumn leaf falls from the tree. Make one for yourself and several for others as we approach gift making season!
Butternut Squash Neckwarmer
By Jennifer Dickerson
- N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook
- 1 Skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick
- 2 Buttons (Note: this neckwarmer does not have button holes, it uses the lacy holes in the garment as button holes. When selecting your buttons be sure they will comfortably fit through the holes before sewing them on.
- Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
|Aren't these buttons great? They are made from recycled materials...I love their texture and rustic appearance.|
- Width-6.5 inches
- Length-the neckwarmer pictured is 26 inches long. If you need yours to be a bit longer, just work extra rows as needed until desired length is reached.
Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat 3 more times from * to end, then in the last ch, work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch.
Row 1: Turn, ch 3 and work dc, ch 1, dc in each of the chain 1 spaces from the previous row (center of each "V"). At the end of the row, finish with a dc in the last space (ch 3 turning space).
Repeat row 1 until neckwarmer is desired length.
Weave in ends and you're all finished! Sew buttons with placing them as shown.