I wanted to make a scarf in Arkansas Razorbacks colors for my boyfriend's dad and I really liked this pattern for the Love Scarf. The only yarn I could find that my boyfriend approved of the color was Red Heart which is not the softest yarn in the world. So instead of single crochet I used half double crochet to make the fabric of the scarf a bit less stiff. I may also try giving it a wash before I give it to him to see if it will soften up a bit. I made it extra long because he's a tall guy. I used Red Heart Super Saver Solids in White and Cherry Red and an I hook.