First, I'd like you to do a slip knot in your chosen colour. We're going to make a little square, one of the many little squares that will go into making your scarf. Once you've got the hang of this, you won't belive how quick each square is to make.Next, put your hook through the first chain you made.
You've just joined the two ends of your chain together with a 'slip stitch', to create a circle. Well done!Make four more chain stitches.
Wrap your yarn round your hook.You see above? You now have two loops on your hook.
So, just to sum up so far. You made 4 chain, which you joined with a slip stitch. You then made 4 chain, followed by a treble.
When you come to follow a pattern it will instruct you like this: Make 4 chain, join with slip stitch. Make 4 chain (counts as two chain and one treble), 1 treble.
(Except, everything in the pattern will be abbreviated).
Now, next stage of the pattern:
What I need you to do is cut your yarn, leaving a long tail of about 10 to 15 cm, with which to sew in.
Now thread this bit of yarn on to a needle.
I'd like you to now take your needle, threaded with yarn, and count the numbers of chains in the next treble, (which is actually the first treble you did in your square, you're back to the beginning again).
Count one, two, three chain in that treble. You will be working into the third chain.
Put the needle through that chain, being careful to do it like this:
You want your needle to go UNDER the two TOP lines in that chain, (but make sure the needle is above the one bottom line, which is below the two top lines of the chain).
But you haven't finished yet. You need to join it all up, and this is what you do next:
(Remember to go under the two top lines, and above the one bottom line of that chain).
Pull the yarn, to tighten the loop you've just created, not too tight, you want it to have the same look and tension of your other chain stitches running round the edge of your square.
Now sew in your loose ends.
You may just want to keep on running through these instructions again, making more squares for your scarf, in a myriad of colours. Once you've done a few, I'm sure you'll be like a bird in flight, and unstoppable!
To join your squares together, to make a scarf like mine, you might want to follow my 'invisible sewing up method'. I will cover this in a seperate tutorial, called "Sewing up knitting or crochet with an invisible stitch", which you can find here.