While obsessively knitting, the homeless kept coming to my mind. I thought I’d knit a scarf because it could cover the head and even the hands in a pinch. Then I thought, I would like to make it big, so it could do double duty as an individual blanket. My clever daughter, (Maggie Binzley), suggested I make it tubular and it could be a sleep sack.
So I did. Here’s my second sleep sack scarf. This one is crochet.
To make it, I used 100% wool, 1 1/2 pounds..
Size K hook
Chain 122 stitches.
*Double crochet into the fourth chain from the hook. (The 4 chains count as a turning double crochet plus one skipped chain.)
Skip the next chain.
Alternate double crochet and skipping a chain until the end of the row.*
At the end of the row, slip stitch into the beginning to make a circle. Continue working around and around to make a tube.
Repeat the * area until you finish a few inches.
Change color after a few rows for edging and do the same at the other end of the scarf for the last few rows.
Continue for as long as you want the scarf.
Alternately, you can make the scarf all in one color
Sew together one end for the bottom of the sack. The scarf is 20″ wide, (double layer) and 60″ long. Make it longer for an adult and wider if you like.
See a knit version here.
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