Five Tips (…and then some) for Yarny Baby Gifts

It is over halfway through 2021 and I’m debating if people even still ‘blog’. However, I have lots of projects and patterns in the queue that I want to publish on here, if only because then *I* will have access to them all over the globe, instead of in memo form on my phone, which I’m pretty sure will either spontaneously combust or be destroyed by one of my 3 small kids much sooner for which I’m mentally prepared.

Speaking of kids, I found this draft written in 2014 (!!!) and don’t know why I never published it. I wrote it as a brand new mom of a 3 month old baby at the time. Since then, I had two more babies in the space of 2 years, bringing our household (at the time) to 3 babies 3.5 and under, and I still vehemently agree with everything I discovered below. I’ve also added a few more lessons I’ve realized since then. Of course, every parent is completely entitled to their own opinion, but I’ve yet to meet a new parent that’s like “ooh yeah, doing up 85 buttons is like my most favorite thing ever…”

And now… all the way back from 2014…

For the two people that may see this post, I’ve got several patterns percolating in the queue coming soon, I promise!  I packed up all of my pattern schtuff in April when we left China, I’ve moved four times since, gave birth, and have finally arrived in Chile Dominican Republic for the next two years.  Turns out the State Dept can change plans on you whenever they want, so instead of the land of the llamas, I’m now in the craziest city on a tropical island of average daily temperature of 85 degrees.  Not so conducive to all the sweaters and hats I’d planned for my own baby.  Meh.  More gifts to give away!

Speaking of gifts, I’ve been making baby gifts for about six years now.  When I first started, I operated under an ‘everything is an experiment’ mode since I didn’t have my own baby or baby-donning experience.  Over the years I obsessively researched patterns, making what I thought was super cute.  Now, after three months, I’m totally a baby expert (right?), but I will say that a few things have come to my attention as a Really Lazy Clothing Mom.

1) Shoes/booties.  I don’t know about you, but my baby kicks.  And when he kicks, he doesn’t like, flail his little legs cutely in the air (at least, he didn’t at first, but he’s just now flailing his legs cutely and grabbing his own feet and pulling everything off), he smashed and rubbed them against the surface of whatever he was laying on, and all his socks immediately get frictioned off.  So when I made cute little kimono booties recently and showed them to my husband, his response was ‘I dunno, they look nice and all, but knowing how easily everything comes off baby feet they’re totally useless’.  Yep.  They totally are. (2021 update: booties are still pretty useless on babies. They’re cute for photo ops and photos of the actual booties themselves.)

2) ANYTHING that buttons up the back.  I’ve seen tons of darling sweaters with ‘cute buttons’ up the back.  Turns out, buttons suck in general.  Snaps are also annoying, but at least they’re doable down the front. (Note: trying to change a diaper in the middle of the night with a frantically kicking, starving baby and THEN trying to do up all. those. snaps. made me purchase all future sleepers with zippers only.)  I’ve had a few shirts that had two snaps on the collar to stretch over the baby’s head and I usually don’t end up doing them since my baby basically has no neck.  Don’t try to be all French-stylish and make clothes with buttons up the back.  Do your moms a solid and put them on the front so they can lay their babies down.

(2021 update: I still don’t like buttons up the back, but when the baby can sit up I suppose it’s technically an option. I did once have a friend who showed me a knitted romper her mother in law made… it had long pant legs and about 40 buttons all up and down the legs. My first thought was, ‘How long did that take?!’, quickly followed by ‘it’s such a shame the baby will never wear it.’ Do yourself a favor and don’t spend the time knitting all those buttonholes and sewing the buttons on. Not worth it.)

3) Hats with rolled or folded brims.  I’ve been told several times that my crocheted hats stayed put when other hats all fell off, and I was flattered and all, but it’s true – loose brims = loose hat.  I lovingly knit this cabled beanie for my baby in the hospital, turned up the cuff as per newborn, and that darned thing never stayed on.  Try to keep your hat brims tight, like those baby swaddles so your baby doesn’t keep waking himself up twelve times a night by punching himself in the face…

4) Anything using fuzzy yarn that they might put in their mouths.  I found these gorgeous balls of alpaca/acrylic (is there such a thing?) yarn at A.C. Moore for $1 and originally was going to make a baby sweater, but a Chinese lady at the Chinese yarn shop admonished me to reconsider, since you don’t want lots of sheddy things in your baby’s mouth.  That makes sense, especially now watching my innocent child suck on anything and everything and finding lint between his fingers from being wet all day.  The baby birdy rattle I made out of Caron Simply Soft may have to be re-rendered in cotton.

5) I’ve said this before, and my view hasn’t changed – please don’t give a new mom anything that can’t be washed and dried with everything else unless she specifically requested it or is a fellow yarner.  There simply isn’t enough time to sort out delicates when doing baby laundry, and given the potential bodily fluids that can erupt all over your handmade creation, you as the creator have to be okay with it being scrubbed and pounded and ferociously agitated.  That, or thrown away.  Your choice.

Some additional experiences I’ve had, now that my ‘babies’ are all grown up with opinions of their own:

  • If you’re looking to make your baby adorable sweaters and jackets etc., recognize how much time it may take you vs. how lightning fast babies grow. I can’t tell you how many unfinished projects I have because I foolishly thought I would have time to make my babies things AFTER they were born. Turns out… I never have time. Ever.
  • Make the cutesy stuff you’ve always loved for your babies before they can talk. Because then they can talk, and usually the first words they say are ‘NO I don’t WANT IT!’ and then your poor maker/parent heart is all sad and broken (wait what?)
  • One day, you’ll envision yourself making this nice, sophisticated blue sweater for your daughter and she’ll come back with ‘I want pink sleeves and purple trim and UNICORN BUTTONS EVERYWHERE’ and said item will be hideous, and she might not ever wear it… but keep it anyway. It’s a moment of time when your daughter loved pink and purple and unicorns that you’ll never get back.

As I wipe away my tears of nostalgia, what are some tips you as yarny makers have for little ones??

Preemie Crochet Baby Hats Day 3: The Animals

Today’s hats are my favorite of the bunch… the cute animals!! I love that these can be unisex and I think it’s a truth universally acknowledged that tiny ears and eyes on anything baby related is just too adorable.

I’m saving the ducky hat for another day and cover the ‘ears/eyes’ today.


The body of the hat is the basic beanie hat. Today’s ‘pattern’ is essentially finishing instructions.


The birdy hat is super simple. Make the basic beanie body. As a little touch at the end, I changed the last row to very thin ‘fluffy’ white yarn. Some hospitals are very sensitive to anything other than plain acrylic, so you could also just use regular white yarn.

I sewed on tiny black buttons (make sure they are super secure) and used about 12″/24cm of yellow to stitch on a small beak. That’s it!

Teddy Bear/Frog

These ears are a modification of my original little bear ears pattern. I made them a bit differently for the frog and bear, you can decide which you like better.

Teddy Bear

Make your basic beanie body. With bears I like to use two shades of brown, dark for the body and tan for the trim and insides of ears. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Ears (make 2):

Row 1: Using tan yarn, ch2, 9 hdc into first ch (or use a magic circle).

Row 2: Switch to dark brown, ch1, turn, *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st*, repeat to end of row.

Row 3: ch1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. Fasten off, leaving long brown tail to attach ear to hat. Weave in all the other ends.

Sew ears firmly to hat. I fold the ears a little bit while I’m sewing so they stand up better.


Make your basic beanie body. I like to use light green for the body and red for the trim. For the frog I wanted the middle part to be larger to make space for the black button eyes so I modified the pattern a bit.

Eyes (make 2):

Row 1: Using white yarn, ch3, 9 DC into first ch (or use magic circle).

Row 2: Switch to green yarn. Ch1, turn, 1 hdc in each st across. Fasten off, leaving long green tail to sew to hat.

I like to use one of the white yarn ends to directly sew the black buttons in the middle of the eye(s), it saves me less ends to weave in. If you choose to do the same, make your starting white tail about 8 inches long to accommodate the extra sewing.

That’s it! Super cute itty bitty animal hats. Happy crocheting!!

The Art of Gifting…?

I was wasting hours of my life browsing through Ravelry as I tend to do…today, I filtered by “most projects” and went from there.  As I was perusing different items, many of them mentioned making said items as a gift – for a baby shower, for a holiday, for a birthday, etc.

This got me thinking, and my thought process went as such:

  • Wow… some of these are kind of really ugly.  I wonder if the recipient is as excited to get this item-of-a-really-unfortunate-color-combination as much as the giver thinks they are.
  • Wow, that’s a super judgmental thought coming from someone who has spent a substantial part of her life for the past four years giving away homemade gifts that, in her mind, were the most awesome things ever created.
  • Hmm… if A = B and B = C, then how many of my own awesome homemade gifts were met with the same “…that’s unfortunate” reaction that I’ve had to some of the things I’ve seen others make?

When I first started crocheting (again) a few years ago, I swore I wouldn’t be *that* friend who gave out lumpy, oversized misshapen mittens for a good girlfriend’s birthday and expect her to be happy with the present.  Lamentably, thinking back, I know for a fact I’ve given out equivalents in wrong-sized hats, weirdly shaped scarves, and other sad accoutrements.


I don’t… I can’t… there are no words.

I know there’s the whole “oh you spent so much time on it, it’s the thought that counts”, but let’s be honest here – some things simply don’t translate well. I feel very sad for my friend’s mother who spent what must have been HOURS painstakingly knitting a seafoam, mint green (no they are not the same color), and white striped onesie for her precious new grandson, complete with forty buttons down the one leg for ‘easy’ removal, but yeeeeah… that thing is never going to get worn.

Sometimes I think back to the first gifts I gave out – my 10″ baby hat (before I understood that baby heads are ridiculously massive), that first knitted cowl that didn’t sit right on top OR bottom, the ‘matching’ hats I made for my husband’s females that didn’t fit any of them, and so on and so forth.  Sometimes the perfectionist in me wants to go back to those people and be like look, I have to apologize for <insert weird item here>, I was a beginner at the time, and I recognize that <weird item> was totally inappropriate now.  Can I give you a much better replacement?  But then the lazy procrastinating “wait, why would I give two gifts for the same occasion…?” side rears its ugly head… let’s just say I haven’t actually gone around regiving newer and better items.  😛


I mean, I’m sure there’s SOMEONE out there who would love this… you just gotta find the right recipient…

Up until very recently (like… last month), my yarning had been a very solitary past time.  I did it by myself, in my own company, or with non-yarners who would merely blink in confusion/amazement/whatever while I did my thing.  Whether out of good form or ignorance, nobody ever said “that color?  Maybe you don’t want to use that…” or “…are you sure the mother to be is going to want <whatever weird thing you’re making>?”

Last month I discovered the beautiful society of ‘yarn guilds’.  In Beijing, this constitutes, for the most part, expat wives of wealthy oil/airplane/partsandotherrandomthings husbands working in jobs that take them to exotic places.  Since many countries don’t allow random expat wives to work, well, you might as well knit, and you might as well do it with company.  I’ve only gone two or three times but have already met an astounding array of talented women from a kaleidescope of backgrounds that I never thought I’d meet.


Now, they are all MUCH more talented than I, and I haven’t yet seen anything they’ve made that is anything less than extraordinary, but if I do… what are the rules/etiquette of yarning groups?  Or your fellow yarners in general??  I know the natural reaction of such gatherings is “AAAAH THAT’S SO CUTE!” “OMG THAT’S FABULOUS!” “HOLY COW I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THAT FINISHED!!!”  But… have you ever encountered a “um… that’s an interesting color choice” or “… so who exactly is that for, again?”  If so, what do you do???

I recognize that my past self-titled failed gift efforts are a sunk cost, the cost of any learning curve of any new talent or skill.  I recognize that, for the most part, people (hopefully) aren’t wrinkling their noses whenever I show up with my signature kraft gift box wrapped in ribbon.  I recognize that it’s probably not my place to pass judgment on anyone else’s yarning choice, especially because I can’t possibly know or understand the story behind each and every carefully and lovingly created object.

However, my one public request is, though, that if you ever do see me starting down a yarning path that will unequivocally end in tears, disappointment, and dashed dreams, please, don’t be polite.  TELL ME.  =D


Crochet vs. Knit: Which do YOU prefer?

As the title of this blog implies, I am, by heart, a crocheter.  I learned how to crochet when I was a kid.  I’ve spent countless hours teaching myself new tricks and stitches and feel pretty comfortable saying that I am fairly advanced.  That being said, the world of knitting had always loomed (ooh look! a pun!) mysterious in front of me – for some reason knitters always used that fancy expensive yarn you had to wind yourself (which I still really don’t understand – if I’m going to pay a 400% markup from the ‘craft store’ yarn, can’t you just freakin put it in a ball for me??), their projects always involved CLOTHES, something that, unless you wanted to drape yourself in granny squares, crocheters really just don’t do.  I came up with the title of “classy” crochet because my motto when I started was “just because you CAN, doesn’t mean you should.”

I just had to. I mean, really. It’s amazing.

Knitting always seemed the more ‘sophisticated’ of the two, and certainly more people know how to knit than crochet.  When people hear you knit, they nod their head.  Nobody ever asks “so what’s the difference between knitting and crocheting?” When people hear you crochet, they always, always ask how it’s different from knitting (not that they understand one word of your yarn terminology), and at some point there always comes some joke about crotches and old ladies.  It’s just inappropriate.

So, finally, tired of being informed that I wasn’t good at my craft because I didn’t know how to do a different one, I decided to tackle the seemingly insurmountable.  I was REALLY going to learn how to knit.  I had tried several times before with 100% failure rate.  But, we got stuck in D.C. with no visas to China and our things had already been packed up and literally put on a slow boat, and there I was, trapped in a hotel room for three weeks.  So… I learned how to knit, very laboriously.  I have since picked up on several tips and tricks (and I worship the magical soothing voice of whomever runs the videos on and can say that I now understand the need for ‘nicer’ yarn when knitting.  Consequently, my yarn expenditures have trebled this year (but don’t tell my husband, he doesn’t technically know).

That being said, when I now semi-triumphantly tell people I can do both, I don’t get the appreciative That’s so cool! that I was hoping for.  Rather, I now get the repetitive demanding response of So which is better?  Well… as in all arguments, the answer is always going to be:  “It depends.”  In my long years of crocheting, and my short not-quite-year of knitting, here is my run down.  Let the great debate begin!


Crochet Knit
ONE active loop!  This means that at any given time, at any given point in your project, you only have to worry about ONE loop that might come undone.  This means if you want to start a new project, just yank your hook out, stretch out that one loop, and your project can sit for months, peacefully, undisturbed. VS The hardest concept of knitting for me to grasp was “live stitches”.  You mean, ALL of the length of my project has to be on a needle THE ENTIRE TIME??? This seemed very tedious and arduous to me.  And really stressful – what happened to the one hook to rule them all?  What happens when you want to start a different project with said needles and don’t feel like finishing the one you’ve got on (yet)?  I ended up buying several different sets, lengths, widths of needles before I finally sucked it up and bought an interchangeable set.  Seriously, they need to tell you these things right off the bat.
One hook.  With a HOOK on the end.  This means if you drop said hook, or you accidentally yank on your project, the worst that happens is a few stitches come undone and you pick it up  and redo the stitches.  When I did something wrong, the saving grace of crochet was that I could simply rip it back to the mistake, insert my hook, and start over again. VS omg. If I had to say the one thing that made me want to fling knitting across the room, it’s the process of fixing mistakes.  And with needles with no hooks and hundreds of slippery, live stitches, mistakes abound when you’re a newbie.  What happens when you make one?  Well… you can slip your needles out, and insert them back in. one. stitch. at. a. time. (of course, making sure to twist them the right way while you do it), all the while hoping and praying that the stitch (which is connected to the next stitch) doesn’t get too loose and (gasp) slips down to the row below.  Just writing this stresses me out.
Finishing: when you’re done, you’re done.  You take your hook out, slip your yarn through, and weave your end in.  The end. VS You have to cast off an entire row of stitches.  This means if you’ve carefully counted equal rows of x vs. y, and didn’t factor in your cast off row, you’re out of luck.  Or even better, calculated *just* enough yarn to finish your project… and then ran out when you had to cast off.  Yep, that’s happened.
Hats: Since I started my crochet ‘career’ with hats, it is my main focus in both crochet and knitting.  With crochet, you start from the top down.  This means you start small and work big.  You can decide on the length and add/subtract rows accordingly.  If it’s too big or small – rip it out and do it again. VS With knitting, you start at the brim and work your way up.  This means you’d better have calculated your width exactly right from the beginning, otherwise there’s no way to fix it.  And then when you get to the top?  Every time I pull out my DPNs my husband winces and says “that looks dangerous”.  It is – I’ve poked myself in the eye with stray needles more times than I can count.

Summary: when it comes to the actual technique of crochet vs. knitting, crochet wins, hands down, any day, every day.  Also, I’ve discovered it’s much easier to crochet small, freeform objects (such as stuffed animals, appliques and whatnot) than it is to knit.  There are just. so. many. needles.


Crochet Knit
This is where I can go either way.  Crocheting uses up a LOT of yarn.  Plus, the stitches are usually pretty thick and several times the actual width of the yarn.  Therefore, buying really expensive, nice yarn to crochet with is kind of a waste of money, because 1) you need so much of it and 2) the quality is mostly lost in the texture of the crochet.  So, if you really want to be frugal, buying cheap yarn and crocheting it away is a good way to go.  (Note: I own almost all cheap yarn.  And by all I mean… I own a large portion of the cheap yarn in ze world). VS I will say, finally having worthy projects to use the occasional ball of alpaca I had saved up was really nice.  Nobody admires a crocheted alpaca hat.  The drape and more sheer texture of knitted fabric really showcases high quality fibers.  That being said, you kind of almost have to have ‘really nice yarn’ when you knit.  Spending all that time and effort to create something that’s lumpy and scratchy (something that gets covered up in crochet) at the end of the day isn’t worth it.  Also: NEVER knit with Red Heart Super Saver.  EVER.

Summary: if you want to stick with cheap yarn, crochet it all away!  Also, crocheting tends to hold up better if you want to chuck things in the machine vs ‘buy expensive delicate wool washes and soak by hand’.  Or, when you knit, buy the wool/acrylic blend.  Baby schtuff = machine washable.  A must.  I don’t understand these women that are like “oh, I knit this sweater for my infant niece out of 100% cashmere alpaca blend, it’s so soft”.  And then when the baby pukes on it, what is the mom supposed to do?  Does she really want to spend time soaking it, swirling it, rolling it gently up in a towel to blot out extra water, and then carefully lay it out to dry, rearranging the shape of the sweater so it doesn’t warp?  If you are that mom, I tip my hat to you.  Kudos, props, gold star.


Crochet Knit
Crocheting has its pros and cons with projects, but I have to say, the things you can make are limited.  Baby hats can be ADORABLE.  Afghans are super easy (probably because you don’t have to haul a 56″ cable needle to knit one with).  For the last three years I’ve found cute womens’ crocheted accessories in stylish (read: expensive) boutique and chain stores. But mens’ hats?  I’ve seriously struggled.  Clothing?  I can’t say that I’ve found a single piece of crocheted adult clothing that I would ever actually wear.  No wait that’s a lie.  I found a bolero once at Forever 21, but the time it would have taken me to recreate it wasn’t worth the $12.99 I could have spent just to buy it. VS This is where I have to say that knitting wins, no doubt about it.  It is a much more versatile skill.  As before mentioned, you can actually knit CLOTHES that people might actually put upon their (or their childrens’) bodies.  I’ve discovered a whole new world of manly mens’ hats.  Knitting is much more stretchy, so hats for babies are much more forgiving. This means I only have to knit one hat for every three (in different sizes) for a baby.  Score!

Summary: knitting takes home the prize for actual versatility of projects.  HowEVER… having said that, I have to mention the following: I’ve spent all of my time trying to create products that are professional looking and something that you could possibly ‘buy in a store’, if that makes sense.  Classy stuff, right?  I’ve crocheted hats and scarves, knit hats and scarves and cowls, and worn all of them out and about.  Here’s the kicker: while I’ve received countless positive compliments about my crocheted things, I have not once ever gotten any feedback about my knitted ones.  Zero.  Not even a “oh did you make that yourself?  Cool.”  Knitted things look nicer because they look like something you would have bought from a store, and therefore apparently when you knit it nicely enough, people assume you did buy it from a store, or better yet, from the lady on the street selling dusty, dirty hats spread out on the sidewalk for $2 each.  Right now, it’s freezing in Beijing and the little Chinese girls are all traipsing about with the most awesome collection of crazy colored knit hats.  I look at them every day and wonder if I can recreate them, but then is it worth it to spend all that time to have someone think that I picked it up in the market for $1?

Additionally, I’m having a hard time reconciling myself with “knitted looks nice” and “there is not a single item of adult clothing I would ever knit that would be more worth it to me than buying something tailored from Banana Republic on clearance for $19.99.”

SO.  Now that I’ve debated the merits of knit vs. crochet to death, which one do you prefer????

Free Pattern: Diamond Lattice Chain Crochet Infinity Scarf

6/13/2013 UPDATE:

MY FRIENDS!  Thank you for coming by to visit this post!  When I peruse my stats (because I am a statistician, that is what I do), this post always has a bazillion people clicking every day.  I sincerely hope you are all chaining your way to awesome scarves.

That being said, yesterday I stumbled across a free pattern from the always awesome, always famous The Lovely Crow on a “Genius Headband“.  When I clicked on it, I discovered that 1) it was pretty much the same lattice pattern as below, but 2) it has a WAY BETTER finishing technique than mine.  I read the instructions and already I could tell that it creates a seamless, awesome finish instead of the weird lumpy row I was improvising.

So, that being said, please feel free to visit Ravelry and download the pattern yourself for reference.  You’ll need an account, but I have a feeling most of you came here from Ravelry in the first place anyway.  😛  Good luck!

*Start original scarf post*

This is my most used go-to scarf pattern.  I love it because 1) it’s super easy, 2) it’s super fast, and 3) it’s super yarn/budget friendly.  I mean, with all these incredible bonuses working in its favor, how can you *not* be inspired to grab a skein (and a half) of bulky yarn and whip one out too?

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

This scarf is great because the bulky yarn and extra long length keeps you super warm, but the open lattice work keeps you from smothering to death.  This is very important because there is simply nothing worse than being simultaneously freezing when it’s cold out, yet having sweat dripping down your chest and feeling like you’re about to choke.  Not that I speak from personal experience.

My favorite bulky yarn is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n Quick.  It comes in a variety of really great colors (my personal favorites are citron and lemongrass), it’s that so-helpful blend of acrylic and wool which means it’s cozy and warm like wool but non-scratchy and most importantly machine washable like acrylic, and you can find it everywhere online and in stores and usually for a great deal too.

I can’t even remember which hook I normally use – K, L, or M all work with this pattern.  There’s no gauge, no swatch, no important notes to reference.  And all you have to do is know how to chain.  Wha-?  That’s right, this is tooootally a beginner’s scarf.

Let’s begin!

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy CrochetWith your hook and yarn, ch 30

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

Row 1: Slip stitch into the 10th chain from the hook.  Ch5, count every 5 chains, slip stitch, repeat to the end.

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

Row 2: ch5, turn, and slip stitch into the middle of the ch5 loop (or third ch).  Repeat: ch5 and slip stitch into the middle chain of each loop.

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

End of row 2.  Ch5, turn, and repeat.  Chain chain chain away until scarf is desired length.

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

I usually make this hat with 60-75% of one skein of Lion Brand Thick n Quick, and use the rest and an additional skein to complete the scarf.  It makes the perfect length, AND it’s budget friendly.  (Who would have thought you could get a nice crocheted hat AND a really long scarf out of only two skeins of bulky yarn?!)  When you reach the length you want, flip the scarf over…

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

…and line up the other edge.  You can either make a loop, or twist it once for a ‘mobius’ effect.  Starting from the blue arrow, insert your hook and sl st both sides together.

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

…like so.  Ch3, then sl st into the top of both loops (the right white arrow on the previous photo).  Ch5, sl st into two loops four times.  Ch3, sl st into both loops at the end (last white arrow on the left).

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

Your finished edge will look like this.  It looks like just another row.

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

It will leave a bit of a bumpy ridge when you lay it flat, but I’ve never had anyone complain about it, and it’s barely noticeable when you put it on.

Diamond Lattice Crochet Scarf Pattern | Classy Crochet

Loop that sucker around your neck and go conquer the world!

11/23/2013: Final addendum.  I’ve had several people ask (very nicely) if they could sell scarves made from this pattern.  Please, feel free.  If you’ve put the time into it, you should reap whatever benefits you want.  I humbly request a link or acknowledgement of some kind to this post, but otherwise, chain away to your heart’s (profitable) content.  Thanks!!