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Vikings Game Day Crafts

There's plenty of excitement surrounding play-off season but along with watching the game... the fun also includes dressing the part to cheer on the home team. Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist, Donna Erickson shared some of her Vikings DIY craft ideas.

No Sew Vikings Scarves

For school-age kids and adults, an 8-inch-by-60-inch scarf is a nice size, so count on purchasing about 1 2/3 yards for six scarves, depending on the repetition of the pattern. Since the fleece doesn’t ravel, there’s no need to allow for seams.

Here’s what you’ll need for six medium-size scarves:
--1 2/3 yards of 59-60-inch-wide polar fleece fabric
--Good sewing scissors or rotary cutter (adults only) and rotary cutting mat
--A clear plastic ruler such as a quilter’s ruler
--Straight pins or fabric pencil if using scissors

How to make it:
1. Lay out the fabric on your worktable and rotary cutting mat, if using rotary cutter. Measure and mark the length (60 inches) and width (8 inches) points of your scarves with straight pins or fabric pencil. The scarf length should be along the selvage (not across the width of the fabric), so that the scarves won’t stretch out of shape. For a uniform look, be mindful of repeat checks or plaids as you measure. Adjust measurements if making scarves for small children or your pet.
2. Cut off the selvages, and then cut out scarves.
3. Cut fringe 1/2 inch by 4 inches on each end for a fun, finished look.