Repeat the Granny Row in the color order listed below, cutting each yarn at the end of its row(s)…1 row of CC1 1 row of CC2 3 rows of MC 1 row of CC3 1 row of MC 1 row of CC1 1 row of MC 1 row of CC4 1 row of CC1 1 row of MC 1 row of CC1 1 row of MC 1 row of CC1 1 row of CC3 1 row of MC 1 row of CC2 1 row of CC1 2 rows of MC 1 row of CC1 1 row of CC4 1 row of MC 1 row of CC2 1 row of CC1 3 rows of MC 1 row of CC3 1 row of CC1 1 row of MC 1 row of CC2 1 row of MC 1 row of CC1 1 row of MC 1 row of CC4 1 row of MC 1 row of CC1 1 row of CC2 1 row of MC 1 row of CC1 2 rows of MC Finish with 1 row of single crochet in MC.

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And with every stitch I thought how proud my great grandmother would be, if she could see me right now, carrying the torch of her favorite pastime.

It may have taken me almost 20 years to get into the swing of chain stitches and double crochets, but I think Grammy would agree, better late than never!

-Gina 8 double crochet clusters = 4 inches Approximately 10 inches wide by 65 inches long With the Main Color (MC), chain (ch) 347.

I can’t crochet without thinking of my great grandmother, aka Grammy, the yarn flying through her fingers, the hook moving as if guided by a machine.

When I was nine, she taught me how to crochet, but at the time, I enjoyed watching her more than I liked doing it myself.

Recently, though, when I picked up a hook and yarn again, instantly and to my surprise, not only did my hands remember Grammy’s lessons, but I really liked crocheting!

Excited by my newly embraced skill, I hooked up this colorful Granny Stripe Scarf.

Foundation Row (MC): Starting with second chain from hook, make 1 single crochet (sc) into each chain to end.

[345 stitches] With the Main Color (MC), make a Foundation Single Crochet of 346 stitches.