Mr. Stretchy, A Magical Tube
I am very pleased to finally be able to make this pattern available to all the crocheters who have ever wished they could crochet their own super-stretchy “magic” tube scarves that stretch every which way into hoods, cowls, even tube tops! The “magic” is in the combination of stitch, hook size, and yarn type.
My earliest version was my constant companion in a 2004 Ohio winter. I wore it constantly, even indoors. Before I could publish the pattern, however, the yarn was discontinued. I tried a few other yarns but for a while I couldn’t banish the original one from my mind. (I'll upload my prototypes to my project pages so you can see the evolution.)
I don’t miss the yarn anymore; sock yarn is perfect for this design! Especially the stretchy ones.
Note on Skill Level: If I used the standard industry guidelines for the Skill Level, this pattern would be rated Easy, even Advanced Beginner, because it uses a beginner’s stitch (slip stitch) and there’s zero shapi