Over the summer, I learned how to crochet and I've been working on a few hats and scarves for this winter. Dad wanted a white scarf but definitely not in wool (because of the itch factor). So, I found this interesting scarf on Ravelry and made it with Red Heart Soft Baby Steps yarn in White.
The pattern itself is not difficult but it can get confusing because you are starting with a front post double crochet and back post double crochet alternating in every other row. So, you definitely need to keep track of which row you are on to ensure that the basket weave pattern is correct. A bit time consuming but the pattern is really unique- not something you can just buy off the shelf.
The scarf ended up to be quite thick, soft and cozy. You can find a tutorial on the basket weave stitch here. The blog even has a video so you can follow along. I used up about 2 1/2 skeins and made 166 rows.
And here is dad modeling his new scarf.