I usually choose to give away my creations as Christmas and birthday presents to give a purpose to my craft. Ahem, hence those hats... This year, I was inspired by Mrs. Micawber's Ribbonberry Stitch and decided to make an infinity scarf and ear warmer for my soon to be sister-in-law.
This stitch looks complicated but it's actually really easy. Compared to some of the other patterns I've attempted recently, it was incredibly fast to complete.
For the scarf, I followed the ribbonberry pattern exactly, crocheting until it was a nice length and then using a slip stitch to connect the two ends. For the ear warmer, I started with just two slip stitches, and added another stitch each row until it was sixteen stitches wide. Then I followed the ribbonberry pattern, except leaving 2 slip stitches at the beginning and end of each row instead of 4 slip stitches.
Once the ear warmer was long enough (I may or may not have used my own head to measure) I started decreasing one slip stitch each row until I was down to two stitches. Then I chained on about 15 to make the loop. I finished it off with a button from my button jar. What, you don't have a button jar? Does that make me the weird one or you?
Personally I love this stitch, it makes everything look much fancier than your basic crochet stitches but is still really easy to do. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a blanket to finish that I've been working on for, you know, the past eighteen months or so. Somehow it isn't even halfway done...