A lot of my inspiration for crochet projects comes from being out and about, shopping at various boutiques or even in catalogs to find what the latest trends are in crochet. Sometimes it is as simple as imitating the construction of a garment in yarn. Other times, the concept jumps right out at me, like this Mixed Media Fleece Scarf.
Mixing fabric and crochet is a very popular trend this year. Fine boutiques often carry tops with large crochet panels, and upcycling using crochet is a common do-it-yourself topic.
I decided to try my hand at mixing two of my favorite textures: crochet and fleece.
I typically have an abundance of fleece lying around because I use it as bedding for my guinea pigs. You could say I collect it. When I saw a scarf similar to this in a little boutique, I had to give it a twist of my own.
The best part is that the Mixed Media Fleece Scarf only takes the length of one yard of fleece (or you can make it longer by sewing two strips together), so you can often get great deals by buying narrower remnant pieces. Joann’s Fabric often has fleece for up to 60% off on sale, and then the remnants are another 50% off of THAT price! What a deal!
All you would need would be a remnant of a 52″ wide piece of fleece (fairly standard), cut over at least 14 inches long. That means you can easily use a short remnant. 🙂
The pockets are simple rectangles in a matching color yarn (in this case Red Heart Super Saver in Charcoal).
- 1 piece of fleece, 52 inches x 14 inches
- Furls Odyssey H (5.00 mm) hook
- Red Heart Super Saver or similar worsted weight yarn in color to match fleece
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing needle
- Thread in matching color
- Seam ripper or small scissors
Ch-3 at beginning of row counts as ch-1 sp unless otherwise specified.
Mixed Media Fleece Scarf
Row 1: Sc in 4th ch from hook, [ch 1, sk 1, sc in next ch] across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] across. Turn.
Row 3-25: Repeat Row 2.
Row 26: Ch 3, dc in each ch-1 sp and sc across. Turn.(25 dc)
Row 27: Ch 3, [fpdc, bpdc] across. Turn.
Row 28: Repeat Row 27. Bind off and weave in ends.
Lay fleece out lengthwise. Measure 6 inches from each end and mark with pin. Pin one pocket to each end, centered, with the bottom of the pocket at the mark 6 inches from the end of the fleece. The ribbing should be facing the middle section of the fleece. Pin into place.
Using sewing needle and matching thread, sew each pocket on each side and across the bottom. Do not sew shut the ribbing end.
Using seam ripper or scissors, cut 7 small holes 1/2 inch from the bottom of each edge of the fleece, evenly spaced.
Cut 14 pieces of yarn, 12 inches long.
Fold 2 pieces in half together and thread the folded loop through the hole. Put ends of yarn through the loop and pull tight. Repeat in other holes.
To make the lattice fringe, I used this tutorial.
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Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.