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I originally made this scarf (second picture) for a friend who left to work overseas recently, and named it Sophia. My idea was to make one more for dressing purposes, rather than to keep warmth. I subsequently made a second one (first picture) for sale in my Etsy shop.
I looped this up using some simple crochet stitches and added the fringes. I'd been asked if I'd sell this pattern, and decided that I'll share this for free here. If you do make this pattern, I'd love to see your finished item, kindly take a moment to email pictures to me at "firstname.lastname@example.org".
This is a crochet pattern for this nicely crocheted soft scarf in multicolors and with fringes on both ends. The approximate measurement is 74 inch (187cm) in length and 5 inch (12cm) in width. Since this is a simple design, I'm not going to complicate it with a guage/tension, just use this measurement as your guage/tension. If you are not able to get to a 5 inch width, add stitches in multiples of 4 to get there. This pattern is written in American English. Happy crocheting!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This pattern is for PERSONAL USE only. You may NOT recopy, rewrite, resell or redistribute this pattern in any form as your own or otherwise. Both my patterns and images are copyright protected. As I am sharing this pattern for free, kindly do not sell the finished product made from this pattern.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Beginner
SIRDAR Crofter – Fair Isle effect Chunky (50g; Approx. 78m)
Size of hook – 6.00mm (US 10)
Ch – Chain(s)
Sc – Single crochet
Sl st – Slip stitch
Dc – Double crochet
St(s) – Stitch(es)
MAIN BODY OF SCARF:
Row 1: Ch 1, 1 Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, *1 Ch, Skip 1 Ch, 1 Sc in each of next 2 Ch*, repeat * to * 5 times, 1 Ch, Skip 1 Ch, 1 Sc in last Ch. You should have 21 Sts. Turn.
Row 2-3: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each of the 21 Sts (including one in each Ch created in Row 1). You should have 21 Sc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (count as 1 Dc), 3 Ch, Skip 3 Sc, 1 Dc in 5th Sc, *3 Ch, Skip 3 Sc, 1 Dc in next Sc*, repeat 3 times. You should have reached the end of the row with 21 Sts. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (count as 1 Dc), *2 Ch, 1 Sc in the first Ch-3 space, 2 Ch, 1 Dc in next Dc*, repeat * to * 4 times, ending the last St at the 3rd Ch of the start of Row 4. You should have reached the end of the row. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3 (count as 1 Dc), *3 Ch, 1 Dc in the next Dc*, repeat * to * 4 times.
The Rest of the body of the scarf: Repeat Row 5 follow by Row 6 and go on until you reached your desired length (remember to consider the fringes) ending with a repeat of Row 6.
3rd Row from last: Ch 1, *1 Sc in the first Dc, 3 Sc in Ch-3 space*, repeat * to * 3 times, 1 Sc in the next Dc, 4 Sc in the last Ch-3 space. You should have 21 Sc. Turn.
2nd Row from last: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each of the 21 Sc. You should have 21 Sc. Turn.
Last Row: Ch 1, 1 Sc in first Sc, *1 Ch, Skip 1 Sc, 1 Sc in each of the next 2 Sc*, repeat * to * 5 times, 1 Ch, 1 Sc in the last Sc. End.
You will note that you have 7 small holes on each ends of the scarf, created with the Ch.
Cut 56 (7 holes X 2 ends of scarf X 4 strand in each hole) strands of yarn just over twice the desired finished length of the scarf. Each strand of yarn would result in two strands through each hole. You may want to have more or less strands, cut as desired.
For each hole, fold 4 strands of yarn into half (this will result in you having 8 strands of yarn through each hole when finished), insert the crochet hook through one hole and loop the fold of the strands over the hook. Pull the folded strands through the hole leaving a loop. Pick up the free ends of the strands with the hook and pull them through the loop you have created. Tighten by pull the free ends of the strands.
Last but not least, hide all the loose ends into the Sts. Enjoy!
Once again, if you do make this pattern, I'd love to see your finished item, kindly take a moment to email pictures to me at "email@example.com".
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This is Faith, the owner of the custom order of the water bottle holder! Look at her satisfying face! I just love these people who embrace my products! Her mum who was my old schoolmate picked up the item from me today. We haven't met for years and she still look amazingly good!