I gave up trying to crochet the standard way and decided that working stitches in tunisian crochet would work. I started off with 3 strands of worsted weight yarn and tried to crochet a foundation chain.
After struggling with the worsted weight yarn, I decided to raid my stash for some bulkier yarn to work with.
Success! Basically I used my arm like a tunisian crochet hook and worked 5 tunisian simple stitches for this first crack at arm-crochet. Since I'm new at tunisian crochet anyway, I'm pretty sure I messed up the stitches along the way, but it's not half bad for a first try.
I kept crocheting rows until what became a scarf was roughly 5 feet long. The next time I try this again, I'll probably use something like t-shirt yarn or 6 strands of super bulky yarn together just to make a more solid piece.
It's light enough to be worn when ever fall gets around to making it's way down to Florida, and I really like the colors I was able to use. It kinda reminds me of those skinny fashion scarves that were "in" a while ago... y'know??
Anywho, here are some detail shots after I finished it off.
I suppose it has a lace-like quality to it since the spaces are so big... and I'm thinking about putting a fringe on it. Haven't settled on that decision yet tho.
I'm so glad this idea didn't flop. Maybe after more brainstorming, I can figure a way to arm-crochet in a way that isn't so messy looking.