I've received some help from some very generous ladies at Crochetville. There is a portion of the site dedicated to charitable crochet, so I put in a word about OCC and several ladies have pledged to send me scarves or hats or leftover yarn. Hopefully this Sunday will have the people of our church being as generous. I know of at least three ladies who crochet besides me and I'm hoping to get them to help make scarves and get the rest of the congregation to donate yarn.
This is what happens when God lays something on your heart. On the flip side, the devil then gets in your way and does things to delay you.
Some simple children's scarf patterns would be:
Materials: WW acrylic yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver and a size K crochet hook. Yarn needle to weave in any ends.
Note: Make scarves about 4-1/2-5 inches wide and between 40-48 inches long. No fringe is needed. Gauge is unimportant.
DC Stripes: Ch 132. Beg in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across. Rows 2-6: ch 2, dc in each dc across. Change color ever row by working half of the last dc in old color and pulling the new color through the last half of st. Or you can simply make this a solid scarf. Leave the ends from the color change dangling for a small fringe if you like and tie them together to secure.
DC Rib: Ch 132. Beg in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across. Rows 2-6: Working in BLO, ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across.
Spiral scarf: Ch 132. Beg in 3rd ch from hook, work 3 dc in each ch and fasten off. Scarf will spiral on its own.
Chevron: Ch 21. Beg in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in next ch, sc in last 4 ch. Next and all following rows: Working in the BLO, ch 1, turn, sk 1st sc, sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc. Repeat this row until scarf is between 40-48 inches long. It will be about 4-1/2 inches wide. Change colors in the last sc of a row by pulling up a lp in last sc, then pulling the new color through the 2 loops on hook. Cut old color and leave a tail several inches long to work in later. Tie the two yarns together if you wish to secure them.