My absolute hands-down favorite scarves are these scalloped edge scarves. Sharon made some and I followed suit because, well, they're awesome! The inspiration came from this free pattern.
The shell pattern I used for the edges was as follows:
1 sc *skip 1 st, 5dc into next st, skip 1st, 1sc into next st; rep from * to end.
I couldn't be happier with how they turned out!
I made some twirly scarves for my nieces (ages 7 and 9) that I think they'll be delighted with. They're skinny and swirly and are made in the girls' respective favorite colors.
These were super-simple to crochet. After reading numerous patterns on how to make swirly scarves, I just made up my own preferred way. I made a chain of how long I wanted the scarves to be (140 + 3 to count as first dc since they're still gals; I would probably do 200 + 3 for a grown woman) and double crocheted the length of the chain. For the next row chain three as first dc, and 1dc in same st, then 2dc in each st all the way down the length of the scarf. Same pattern repeats for each additional row you choose to do. Hope that made sense. I did only 3 rows of dc for each of these scarves since they're more of an accessory than they are for keeping your neck warm.
A wonderful beginner scarf is the Mesh Scarf on the Michon Jewelry Blog. I made it in gray for my sister-in-law and she loved it! Here it is being tested out on yours truly.
I cropped myself out of the picture since I wasn't wearing make-up and I have horrible skin. I looked SO gorgeous that I didn't want to make anyone feel inferior and therefore cropped myself out of the photo. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
So, have you been making scarves?
Better yet, have you been wearing scarves?? As I write this, it's 39 degrees here on the Space Coast of Florida. You better believe I've been wearing scarves!