Usually I am careful to use my time productively. Today I spent an hour crocheting a scarf for my dog. In a hounds-tooth pattern, of course. Though it won’t keep him especially warm, he does look dapper in it.
With red, ch 82 (or any multiple of 3, plus 1 turning chain)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (dc in next ch, sc in next ch) across: 41 sc and 40 dc
Row 2: With black, sl st in first sc of row 1, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across, change to red: 40 sc and 41 dc
Row 3: With red, ch 1, sc in first dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) across: 41 sc and 40 dc
Row 4: Pick up black by pulling loop up through first sc of row 3, ch 3, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across, change to red, fasten off black: 40 sc and 41 dc
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) across: 41 sc and 40 dc, finish off.
For each row end, cut three pieces of the same color yarn measuring about 4″ each. Fold all three in half together. Insert hook around post of row end, pull folded end of yarn through, and pull out all the ends through the loop.