Minnie Mouse Scarf

So you can’t have a Mickey Mouse scarf without a Minnie Mouse.  The elements that shout Minnie to me are polka dots, frilly skirts, bows and a tail.  Have fun crocheting!

Need:

H Hook

12″ Polka Dot Ribbon

Less than 1 skein each of Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in:

Red

White

Black

Body:

With red, Ch 18

Row 1:  In 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across.  (16 dc)

Row 2-100:  Ch 2, dc across.  (16 dc)

Row 101 (a):  Ch 1, in front loops only, 3 sc in each dc across.  (48 sc)

Row 102 (a):  Ch 1, 3 sc across.   Finish off.   (144 sc)

Row 101 (b):  Attach white yarn.  Ch 1, in back loops only, 3 sc in each dc across.  (48 sc)

Row 102 (b):  Ch 1, 3 sc across.  Finish off.  (144 sc)

With black, ch 15.  Sc into the middle of the scarf on the white side.  Continuing along the black ch, sl st into each ch.  Finish off.  Separate the fibers at the end of the yarn.

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Head:  With black, make a magic circle.  Ch 2, 10 dc in magic circle.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  Finish off leaving a long tail.

Ears (make 2):  With black, make a magic circle.  Ch 2, 10 dc in magic circle.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  Finish off leaving a long tail.  Sew ears to head with your long tails.  Make sure to tie in your beginning tails tightly so they don’t unravel in the wash.

Sew the entire head and ears onto the opposite end of your scarf from your skirt end.  Make sure you’re sewing on the red side.  The white should just be a peek-a-boo from underneath.  Tie ribbon on.

 

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Polka Dots:  make a magic circle.  Ch 2, 10 dc in magic circle.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  Finish off leaving a long tail.  Using the long tail, sew onto the body of the scarf randomly.  Again, make sure you’re sewing on the red side.

Congratulations!

 

 

Nightmare Before Christmas

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Jack Skellington

One of my first scarves, and still one of my most popular was this Jack Skellington, Nightmare Before Christmas scarf.  It’s lots of fun and easy to do.  Jack is a unique character and always looks different.  This is what makes his face easy to replicate.  Of course this scarf is only inspired by the real Jack Skellington!

Needed:

Less than one skein each of black and white Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

H Hook

Body:

Row 1:  In black, ch 18.  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook.  Hdc in each ch across.  (16 hdc)

Rows 2-3:  Ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Row 4:  Change to white, ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Rows 5-15:  Ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Row 16:  Change to black, ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Rows 17-18:  Ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Row 19:  Change to white, ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Row 20-21:  Ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Continue in this manner, in stripes of black and white, 3 rows of each color for a total of 39 stripes.  You should end on another black stripe.

Row 133:  Change to white, ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Row 134-144:  Ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Row 145:  Change to black, ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Row 146:  Ch 2, hdc across (16 hdc)

Row 147:  Ch 2, hdc across, finish off.  (16 hdc)

Faces:

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Jack’s two faces

Make 4 eyes:  With black, in a magic circle, ch 2, 13 dc.  Close with a sl st in top of 1st dc.

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Leave a long tail for sewing on eye and making nose and mouth.  Cinch your magic circle and tie a not in that tail to a dc.

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Knotting the in the dc

Sew 1st eye to the white block on the end.

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Sewing on Jack’s Eye

Use the tail of the first eye to make the nostrils.

Nostrils should not be parallel but they should be a little farther apart on the top than the bottom.

Use the extra long tail of the second eye to make his crooked smile.  His smile is crossed as well.  I make the entire smile and then go back to cross it.

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Make sure you knot your tail to part of the back before you hide your ends otherwise one good pull and Jack’s smile is gone!

Repeat this process for the other end of the scarf.  Be sure they are both on the side.

Fringe:

I make 3 groups of fringe on each end, 6 groups total.  For each group, cut 3 lengths each of black and white yarn to 12″, 6 strands total for each group.  Loop each group in half and attach to both ends of the scarf.

Have fun with him.  He’s a great character.

Nemo Scarf

Nemo Scarf

I thought for a long time on how to represent Nemo.  I wanted a scarf to represent him specifically. I didn’t just want a clown fish. What makes Nemo  special?  His lucky fin. What makes this scarf special?  Lucky fringe.  It’s the little detail that will make Nemo lovers fall in love with this scarf.

Nemo Both Fringes

Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn comes through for me again but use whatever brand you’re comfortable with. Remember to work in your ends as you go or you’ll have a lot of work at the end.

You will need:

H hook

1 skein Orange yarn

Less than 1 skein each of Black and White yarn

Row 1:  With Orange, ch 18, hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in next 15 ch (16 hdc)

Rows 2-5:  Ch 2, turn, 16 hdc.

Row 6:  Change to White, ch 2, turn, 16 hdc.

Row 7:  Change to Black, ch 2, turn 16 hdc.

Rows 8 & 9:  Ch 2, turn, 16 hdc.

Row 10:  Change to White, ch 2, turn, 16 hdc.

Repeat color pattern for 155 rows. You should end with an Orange stripe.

Lucky Fringe:

Make 3 groups of fringe for each side. The first side lengths should be cut to 12″ and the second sore should be cut to 6″.  For each group use 5 strands of Orange, 3 Black, and 2 White. Attach 3 groups to each end.

Nemo Lucky FringeNemo Regular Fringe

Classic Mickey Scarf

Classic Mickey

This is the scarf that started my obsession. Its the one I get the most comments on when I wear it. I love Mickey Mouse and I’m so inspired by his simplicity. It only needs subtle elements to suggest Mickey. I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn but any brand in the same colors will work just fine.

You will need:

H hook

1 skein Black yarn

Less than one skein each of Red, Yellow, and White Yarn

Scarf:

Row 1:  With Yellow, ch 18.  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in next 15 ch (16 hdc)

Rows 2 & 3:  Ch 2, turn, 16 hdc

Row 4:  Change to Red, ch 2, turn, 16 hdc.  Remember to work in ends as you work.

Rows 5 -15:  Ch 2 turn, 16 hdc

Row 16:  Change to Black, ch 2 turn, 16 hdc

Classic Mickey End

Row 17 – 135:   Ch 2, turn, 16 hdc

Row 136:  Change to Red, ch 2, turn, 16 hdc

Row 137 – 147:  Ch 2, turn, 16 hdc

Row 148:  Change to yellow, ch 2, 16 hdc

Row 149 & 150:  Ch 2, 16 hdc

Finish off.

Buttons: (make 4)

Classic Mickey Button

In a magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc.  Sl st in 1st dc. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew 2 “buttons” to each end of the scarf in the red area.

Classic Mickey Attached Button

Fringe: (make 6)

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Cut 12″ lengths of yarn.  For each set, cut 6 lengths of black and 2 each of white, red, and yellow.  12 lengths in all. Attach 3 sets to each end.