Ch = chain
Hdc = half double crochet (regular hdc)
BLhdc = back loop half double crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
How to Back Loop Half Double Crochet (BLhdc):
Yarn over, insert hook into back loop of stitch only (there are two loops to each stitch, the back loop is the one farther from you, in the back) and pull up a loop so that there are 3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Ch 163, sl st together with starting ch to make a circle. Make sure circle isn't twisted and all the stitches align.
Rnd 1: ch 2, hdc in next ch and each ch around, sl st in initial ch-2 to join round (162 stitches)
Rnds 2 – 15: ch 2, BLhdc in next stitch and in each stitch around,
sl st in initial ch-2 to join round
After you have completed 15 rounds, or however many rounds gets you the width you'd like with your scarf, fasten off after last sl st and weave in ends. Add buttons to one of the sides if desired, using a bit of extra yarn and a yarn needle - or for small buttons, thread and a sewing needle.
There you go! Hope you enjoyed this pattern. As always, you are welcome to share your project photos with me, you can can connect with me via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. I love seeing what people make from my patterns, and I'll share with everyone if that's okay :)
Serene Fiber Arts
Amanda J. French
Fiber artist from Louisville, KY. Professionally, I spend my days spinning one of a kind yarns from wool and recycled fibers, and weaving with them. Other hobbies include; yoga, fitness, painting, studying languages, reading, and knitting.