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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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chiropractic Holiday Scarf

Chiropractic Holiday Man Scarf
By Berta Gilholm

If you play tennis as much as I do, you probably have had to go to a Chiropractor. I've been visiting mine for the last 25 years, he's like family and keeps me walking upright; so, of course, I had to make him a scarf. He loves purples, solid colors, textures and style. Here's what I came up with.

Size: 6” w x 64” L without fringe
Materials: Fibranatura, Heaven – worsted weight, 1.76 oz/125 yd/50 gms, 50% merino wool/50% silk, color – purple wine.
Crochet Hook size US I9/5.5mm
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Sc = single crochet, Dc = double crochet, Sk = skip next stitch, St = stitch, FO = fasten off.

Instructions: Ch 26,
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (25 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc, * dc in next sc, sc in next sc, Repeat * to end of row ending with sc in last sc, turn (12 dc + 13 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 1, *sk next dc, sc in next sc, Repeat * to end of row ending with sc in last sc, turn (12 ch sp + 13 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc, * dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc, Repeat * to end of row ending with sc in last sc, turn (12 dc + 13 sc)
Rows 5 through 202: Repeat rows 3 and 4 for pattern.
Row  203: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in each st across to end (25 sc) FO weave in ends.

Create Fringe: Rap yarn around a card/book/or plastic 5 ½“ Wide, Wrap yarn 104 complete times (all the way around) for 104 – 11 inch pieces, *starting with the first sc and working in every other sc on one end of scarf, fold 2 pieces of fringe in half and pull the center fold through the sc to form a loop, pull fringe through this loop and pull tight, repeat from * 12 more times across end.
Repeat for other end of scarf, trim if needed.


  1. I think it is just necessary that you visit your chiropractor regularly because you are doing strenuous events like tennis regularly, too. Having a good chiropractor can keep your body at bay from further injuries.

    1. You're absolutely correct and they certainly do earn a little gift now and then.... of course stretching helps too!! Birdie