Sonofagun No. 2's school celebrated Book Week the other day.
When did I find out about it?
On the Thursday before.
Then I was sick as a dog from Friday to Saturday night with tonsillitis.
SICK AS A DOG.
But thank you Mr Antibiotics for inventing those. Because I quickly recovered.
It was at about 3am Sunday morning I sat bolt upright in bed and thought:
"Holy librarians! The frigging Book Week costume parade is in 2 days!"
When I woke up only 4 short hours later, I quizzed the little Grommit (remember Aussie kids are so affectionately named, and I am not referring to the very small plasticky things that are inserted into someone's ear when they have too much earwax) on what book character he'd like to go as.
At 3am I had briefly entertained the idea of the super easy cop out of Where's Wally.
Sonofagun No. 2 (bless his nerdy little butt cheeks) chose a character close to both our hearts:
After realising I had nothing Potterish apart from the entire book collection, DVD collection, the Lego Playstation game and a few twigs in the pear tree outside to use as a wand I called the local costume shop.
They totally had a Harry Potter costume! In his size!!
We raced down. Great Whomping Willows! The 'costume' at a whopping $44.98, was a cloak.
Just a cloak!
Yes, I'm ashamed to say I coughed up the dough.
They also had an assortment of glasses. A local department store had white school type shirts and blackish (supposed to be grey) pants.
Then I found this photo on The Google:
Something to make this costume so much more very, very Hogwartsy.
And so began my quest to crochet a Harry Potter Gryffindor Scarf.
Now there are a stack of Gryffindor scarf knit and crochet patterns on the interwebs.
I didn't use any of them but made up my own. I have the wool, the hook and a thinking brain. So I just put those things together, said Accio scarf and it happened.
By Monday night I had finished the scarf ready for my 6 year old Harry Potter.
Presenting Sonofagun No.2 suited up!
And I'll share this little 'pattern' with you.
If you've ever read my patterns, you'll know I use lots of photos and long descriptions.
This is super easy beginner level crochet here folks!
It is so straight forward and easy, I'm giving you the super speedy version.
Also it's because I just made it and released it's awesomeness into the world without any progress photos. Sorry about that.
100gm of Burgundy yarn
20gm of yellow yarn.
4.0 mm hook
3.5 mm hook.
American crochet terms used.
In Burgundy, get your 4.0 mm hook and chain 26.
Switch down to the 3.5 mm hook
Row 1: DC in 3rd chain from the hook and in each Ch across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2-8: DC in each dc of the previous row.
At the end of the 8th row, change colours to the yellow. Ch 2, turn.
Row 9: Repeat Row 2. At the end of the row, change to burgundy. Ch 2, turn.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2. At the end of the row, change to yellow. Ch 2, turn.
Row 11: Repeat Row 2. At the end of the row, change to burgundy. Ch 2, turn.
Continue to repeat in the colour sequence:
8 rows of burgundy,
1 row yellow,
1 row burgundy,
1 row yellow.
Until you have 12 'sequences', or 132 rows.
Then complete with 8 more rows of burgundy, then finish off.
Then make tassels as long as you like ( I made mine about 6cm long) and add every 3 dcs at each end, giving 8 tassels on each end and VOILA!
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