Tuesday, 22 December 2015

SHELLED SCARF


SHELLED SCARF or COWL

My friend gifted me this lovely lace weight yarn, and I thought it would be just right to make something nice, lacy and lovely for her.  Trolling through all the patterns on the net, nothing seemed to seem just right .. till I caught sight of this chart on a Pinterest board.. so here I am, back again, with my notes.


Materials used : Today I’ve used some lace weight Indian acrylic yarn, with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.

Skill level : Easy to Intermediate skill level.

Abbreviations used :
sc : Single Crochet                                  sp : Space
ch : chain                                              ch-sp : chain space
rep : Repeat                                       fsc : Foundation single crochet

fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

How to make tassels for a scarfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xZOQAh5KGA

Scarves are really easy patterns as we start at the base and just work our way
up, for as long as we want it.  I just like to start all my scarves with the lovely fsc
which, I feel, gives the scarf a really even and well-stretched edge.

Our pattern repeat is 10 + 2.

Start with multiples of 10+ 2 fsc.  Turn.

Row 1 : sc in the 1st fsc ; ch 1, sk next fsc ; sc in the next fsc ;  
*sk next 3 fsc, 3 dc in the next fsc ; ch 1, 3 dc in the same fsc ; sk next 3 fsc, sc in the next fsc ; ch 1, sk next fsc, sc in the next fsc* ; 
rep *to* till end. Turn.

In this pattern, our “V”-stitch (“V”-st) is a (hdc ; ch 1, hdc) all in the same st or ch-sp.

Row 2 : 2 hdc in the 1st sc ; ch 3, sk next sc and 3 dc , sc in the next ch-1 sp ; 
*ch 3, sk next 3 dc and sc , “V”-st in the next ch-1 sp ; 
ch 3, sk next sc, 3 dc sc in the next ch-1 sp* ; 
rep *to* till last sc ; 2 hdc in the last sc.  Turn.

In this row, we’ll use our shell stitch, which is (3 dc ; ch 1, 3 dc), all in the same st or ch-sp.

Row 3 : 4 dc in the 1st hdc ; sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
ch 1, sk next sc, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
*shell st in the next ch-1 sp (between “V”-st) ; sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
ch 1, sk next sc , sc in the next ch-3 sp* ; 
rep *to* till last hdc , 4 dc in the last hdc.  Turn.

Row 4 : sc in the 1st dc ; ch 3, sk next 3 dc and sc,  “V”-st in the next ch-1 sp ; 
*ch 3, sk next sc and 3 dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp (between shell) ; 
ch 3, sk next 3 dc and sc, “V”-st in the next ch-1 sp(between shell) * ; 
rep *to* till last dc ; ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 5 : sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
shell st in the next ch-1 sp (between “V”-st) ; 
*sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
shell st in the next ch-1 sp (between “V”-st)* ; 
rep *to* till last ch-3 sp ; sc in the last ch-3 sp ; sc in the last sc.  Turn.



And hey, can you believe that we’ve already done one pattern repeat ?
Rep Rounds 2 – 5 till you reach the length you want for your scarf. 




Finishing :

As this is a really light and lacy scarf, it would look superb with some tassels at the end.  What I usually do is figure out the length I want for my tassels (ensuring that you keep a little extra for the knot on top), and then cut about six – 8 strands of that length.  Hold them together, pass through the stitch or chain space, and tie a knot at the top (i.e the halfway portion where it loops through your scarf)

There is a short video link given at the top of this blog as well.

I’ve decided to make this a cowl, and for that, I’ve simply attached the two ends of my work.  Here are two links that you could use too.

How to single crochet joinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmYEsHlgQ30

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Block as per yarn instructions.

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And here are a few links for patterns I’ve already made