Wednesday, 13 August 2014

DELICATE FLOWER SCARF


free crochet scarf pattern

FLOWER SCARF


This is not my pattern or design and I do not take any credit for it.

I saw this brilliant pattern on the net and thought I’d make it. It has a really good chart, and I thought I’d write out my notes as I went along.. made a few changes, so here are my pattern notes for the pattern as I made it, and the original chart as well on the very last page of this write up.

The beauty of this pattern is that it is a continuous motif pattern.  While I love motifs, I hate the fastening off and re-joining of yarn and then at the end of it all, all the ends that need to be neatly put away.  
This pattern gives you the motif without the these hassles!  

My notes are ‘wordsy’ – with LOTS of explanation.. but PLEASE read through it all as it’s all needed J

Yarn used :  4-ply baby from Stylecraft ; 70 gms ; with a 4 mm (US 6, G) crochet hook
For Indians : Our Indian Oswal / Wendy 3 or 4-ply is about the similar thickness to the yarn I've used.

Size64” x 10”

Skill Level :  Advanced skill 


Abbreviations used : (Pattern uses US terminology)
dc : Double Crochet                                                   rep : Repeat
dc 5-tog : Double Crochet 5 together             st(s) :  Stitch(es)                                                           
ch : Chain                                                                         lp(s) : loop(s)                           
yo : Yarn Over                                                              hk : Hook                                            
sl-st : Slip stitch                                                

Stitches used 
Chainless dc start :  Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video

In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start. 

dc 3-tog : Double crochet 3-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times (4 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 3-tog made.

dc 5-tog : Double crochet 5-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 5 times (6 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 5-tog made.



INSTRUCTIONS (Using U.S terminology)

free crochet scarf pattern

So let's get a mental image of what we are going to do here.  We start with one motif which is made up of 8 spokes.  We will work 5 spokes on each motif first, and move on to the next motif, work a similar number of spokes and move on to the next - all working sideways.  
Once we reach the width of our scarf (four motifs in this case) we will work back along the row and work the top parts of these motifs to complete them one at a time.  This is what makes it a continuous motif creation.  
Now once we have the four motifs of each row done, we need to extend along the length - so we will start creating the next row and keep attaching it to the earlier (first in this case) row of motifs.  
So first we work across for width, and then we work upwards (and attach as we go along) for length.  Got it?

The original pattern uses dc 4-tog and dc 5-tog, but as I found that too bulky, I’ve used a dc 2-tog and 3-tog .. but I’ve written the pattern down as per chart, so as a dc 5-tog (for less confusion).. You go ahead and use the stitch that you’re happy with J

Written instructions with the original chart and a few photos will hopefully make this scarf easier to follow.

I have decided to work only four flowers across and then work along the length.  In my case, with 4 flowers, I achieved the width I wanted for my scarf.  Using the same idea, work as many flowers as you'd like across first, and then work along the length.

Assuming that you too are going to work four flowers across, I am going to write my instructions accordingly.

PART 1 

free crochet scarf pattern


First set of four flowers across :
This is for the first Row of four flowers, but we start each flower with a round, so this first instruction here is for the first round of the first row.
 Row 1 / Round 1 :  Start with ch 5 ; sl-st in the 4th ch from hk (which forms a ch-3 circle + dc).  
*(dc, ch 2) in ch-4 sp (circle just made)* ; 
rep from *to* six times, dc in ch-4 sp, 
ch 1, sc into the 1st dc.  (8 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)

(Instead of a sl-st join, when joining with the sc, you are in the centre of the ch-2 sp, so your next st, the dc-5 tog starts from the centre. This applies through pattern for this join.)




Round 2 :  dc 5-tog in the 1st ch-2 sp (where you’ve just joined with the sc) , ch 6 ; 
*dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp, ch 6* ; 
rep *to* three times ; dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp ; ch 17.
(five dc-5 tog, four ch-6, one ch-17 = half flower)
(We’ve done half the first flower, and move to the next flower.  The ch-17 takes you to the centre of the next flower, and we will work outwards from the centre of this flower

Round 3 : sl-st in the 5th ch from hk and in the next 3 ch (so this makes your ‘centre circle’ for the 2nd flower, and the 1st dc) ; Turn ;
*(ch 2, dc) in 1st ch-4 sp* ; 
rep from *to* six times ; 
ch 1, sc into the 1st dc (which is the top of the ch-3  you’ve sl-st) .  (8 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)



Round 4 : [ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sl-st into the 3rd ch (on the ch-17), dc 3-tog] all in the 1st ch-2 sp (where you’ve just joined with the sc) ; ch 6 ; 
*dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp, ch 6* ; 
rep *to* 2 times ; dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp ; ch 17.
(five dc-5 tog, four ch-6, one ch-17 and one ch-6 = half flower)
free crochet scarf pattern
                                                

Round 5 : Rep Round 3

Round 6 : Rep Round 4

Round 7 : Rep Round 3

You will now have a set of four flowers in a row. 

(Flowers make the width of your scarf, so put your flowers together till they’re touching each other, and see if you’ve got the width you’d like – else Rep Rounds 3 and 4 till you have the width that you want. Presently you have circular flowers with a ch, but the ch will be used in the following rows.)

Note : Now assuming you are working with four flowers across, the next round, we will complete this fourth flower, and then go back towards the 3rd flower to complete that, then carry on to complete flowers 2 and 1.

Round 8 : [ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sl-st into the 3rd ch (on the ch-17), dc 3-tog] all in the 1st ch-2 sp (where you’ve just joined with the sc) ; ch 6, 
*dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp, ch 6* ; 
rep *to* 5 times ; 
dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp ; 
ch 2, join in the 3rd ch (which is the 3rd ch st from the dc 5-tog of the 3rd flower, assuming you have made four flowers across)

We will now continue across the other three half flowers, and completing them too

{Ch 3, [dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp (of next flower) , ch 6] ; 
rep from *to* 2 times ; dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp ; ch 2, join to the 3rd ch} ; 
rep from {to} once ;
ch 3, [dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp (of next flower) , ch 6] ; 
rep from *to* once ; 

Continue with Part 2

We’ve completed one row of flowers (almost – as in the 1st flower, you are one petal short.  We’ll complete this petal at the end in one continuous row)– In the next part, we will make another row of flowers, joining with the previous row as we go along.

      

PART 2 
Next set of four flowers : Row 2 : (Re-starting round count for convenience)

Round 1 :  Start with ch 11.
sl-st in the 4th ch from hk, and in the next 2 ch ; Turn
ch 2,  *(dc, ch 2) in ch-4 sp (circle just made)* ; rep from *to* 5 times, 
dc in ch-4 sp, ch 1, sc into the 1st dc.  (8 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)



Round 2 :  [ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sl-st into the 3rd ch (on the ch-11), dc 3-tog] all in the 1st ch-2 sp (where you’ve just joined with the sc) ; ch 2, sc in the ch-6 sp of the 1st flower from Row 1 ;
the 1st row of 4 flowers you’ve just completed – all of these will be referred to as flowers from Row 1) ;
Ch 3, *dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp, ch 6*; 
rep *to* once ; ch 17.
(three dc-5 tog, one ch-2, one ch-3, one ch-6, one ch-17 , one sc and one ch-6)

(We’ve done 1/3rd of the first flower, and move to the next flower.  
As before, the ch-17 takes you to the centre of the next flower, and we will work outwards from the centre of this flower


 Round 3 : sl-st in the 5th ch from hk and in the next 3 ch (so this makes your ‘centre circle’ for the 2nd flower, and the 1st dc) ; Turn ;
*(ch 2, dc) in 1st ch-4 sp* ; 
rep from *to* six times ; 
ch 1, sc into the 1st dc (which is the top of the ch-3  you’ve sl-st) .  (8 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)


Round 4 : [ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sl-st into the 3rd ch (on the ch-17), dc 3-tog] all in the 1st ch-2 sp (where you’ve just joined with the sc) ; 
ch 2 ; sc in the ch-6 sp of the 1st flower in Row 2
ch 3 ; dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp of 2nd flower in Row 2
*ch 2, sc in ch-6 sp of the 2nd flower of Row 1
ch 3, dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp of 2nd flower in Row 2*
rep from *to* once ; 
ch 6, dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp of 2nd flower in Row 2  ; ch 17.
(five dc-5 tog, 2 sc in the flower in Row 1, one ch-6 = half flower)


Round 5 : Rep Round 3


Round 6 : [ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sl-st into the 3rd ch (on the ch-17), dc 3-tog] all in the 1st ch-2 sp (where you’ve just joined with the sc) ; 
ch 2 ; sc in the ch-6 sp of the 2nd flower in Row 2
ch 3 ; dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp of 3rd flower in Row 2
*ch 2, sc in ch-6 sp of the 3rd flower of Row 1
ch 3, dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp of 3rd flower in Row 2* ; rep from *to* once ; 
ch 6, dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp of 3rd flower in Row 2  ; ch 17.  (five dc-5 tog, 2 sc in the flower in Row 1, one ch-6 = half flower)




Round 7 : Rep Round 3


Round 8 : [ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sl-st into the 3rd ch (on the ch-17), dc 3-tog] all in the 1st ch-2 sp (where you’ve just joined with the sc) ; 
ch 2 ; sc in the ch-6 sp of the 3rd flower in Row 2
ch 3 ; dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp of last flower in Row 2
*ch 2, sc in ch-6 sp of the last flower of Row 1
ch 3, dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp of last flower in Row 2* ; rep from *to* once ; 
ch 6, dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp of last flower in Row 2  ; ch 6 ; 
rep *to* 2 times ; 
dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp ; ch 2, join in the 3rd ch (which is the 3rd ch st from the dc 5-tog of the 3rd flower, assuming you have made four flowers across)

We will now continue across the other three half flowers, and completing them too

{Ch 3, [dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp (of next flower) , ch 6] ; 
rep from *to* 2 times ; dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp ; ch 2, join to the 3rd ch}
rep from {to} once ;
ch 3, [dc 5-tog in next ch-2 sp (of next flower) , ch 6] ; 
rep from *to* once ;



Rep Part 2 till you have a scarf of the length you desire. 


PART 3 -  Finishing 

When you’re happy with the scarf length, we will finish that last flower on your last row, and then go back down the scarf, completing all the corner unfinished flowers.

You will be at the left hand top corner when you’re finished with the last rep, with all the unfinished flowers along the side.  Follow the chart below and complete the flowers.



Fasten off.  Weave in ends.  Block as per yarn instructions, and show off your superb scarf in style J

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