Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: It's been a very long time since I have posted anything to my Blog. Due to family and life in general, I got a little detoured. I will try to get time to type up some new entries. I have created a lot of items, gave them away and did not take pictures or type them up. We lost both of our boys this year. Jiggy in March and Stubby in July. We have a new friend her name is MayBee (due to the fact that we weren't quite sure about keeping her). She's 4 years old and full of energy. I make her Kitty Strings with yarn, it was such a hit, I donated some to the local animal shelter. I'll try to put them on the Blog next week. As usual, if you have questions about crafting or crochet, I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Reddy Scarf

Reddy Scarf (Real Easy, Quick  and Soft)
By Berta Gilholm

Intro: This scarf came about from the leftover red yarn I made the Red Button Hat out of. The hat and scarf were a gift for my sister, who went on dialysis and was telling me how cold it was in the medical center where she received treatments in January. Of course I also gave her an afghan I had made and some magazines. She's doing great now and is learning to do her own dialysis at home. It did my heart good when she said that, this was the first time anyone made something special for only her. I'm so proud of her; she raised three children, lost her youngest to liver disease and her husband to cancer. She deserved the gifts, don't you think...

Size: Length = 58 inches, Width = 7 ½  inches.
1 skein - Red Heart Super Saver (ww #4) 7 oz. – 198 g, color 0319 Cherry Red 
Crochet Hook size US L - 11/8mm
Yarn Needle
Stitch Abbreviation: Ch = chain, Sc = single crochet, Blo = Back Loop, Flo = Front Loop
Notes: If you want the scarf wider add one row of row 2 to each side. Make in any color you desire for any Holiday or occasion. First ch 1 does not count as a stitch at beginning of rows.

Pattern: Ch 175,
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn (174 sc)
Row 2: Working in Blo, Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (174 sc)
Row 3: Working in Blo, Sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn (88 sc, 86 ch 1 spaces)
Row 4: Sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn (88 sc, 86 ch 1 spaces)
Rows 5: Sc in each sc and ch 1 space across, ch 1, turn (174 sc)
Row 6: Working in Blo, Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (174 sc)
Row  7 - 17: Repeat rows 3 and 4 and one more row of row 3,
Row 18: Repeat row 5
Row 19: Repeat row 6
Row 20 - 21: Repeat row 3 and 4
Row 22 - 23: Repeat row 5 and row 6
Row 24: Repeat row 6 but, do not ch 1 and do not turn, fasten off and weave in ends.


  1. I have not been able to make this cocoon because I get not find anyplace to but the lime and white yarn. Do you know where I can find this yarn? Please reply. Thanks

    1. The Reddy Scarf Pattern can be made with the Red Heart Super Saver Yarn called Cherry. You can buy it at JoAnn's, Michaels,, Yarn Warehouse or at the Red Heart Shop (usually at a discount)
      The Frog Cocoon yarn isn't made any more.The Lime and Green yarn is no longer available. The solid is a worsted weight #4, I would use a solid lime color, check at red heart while you're there, they have a lot of colors or check the brights on any yarns. I bought the boucle at Joann's called Sensations Rainbow Boucle, they have a Green/Cream that would work, it is 11 oz. and plenty to make the cocoon. Or if all else fails get a muti ww yarn in greens and a solid to match the darkest color. Hope this helps, Birdie

  2. I can not find the lime and white yarn to make this frog cocoon. Could you tell me where to get it?

    1. I just looked through my yarn links and Joann doesn't have the yarn I suggested, but, I found a very close match at, called Baby Coordinates (color -Sprite) If you want a brighter stripe effect, add some white and I think it would be beautiful and very soft for the baby. Birdie