Wednesday, 3 May 2017

KATIA OMBRE TRIANGLULAR SCARF


free crochet triangular scarf pattern

free crochet triangular scarf pattern

KATIA OMBRE TRIANGLULAR SCARF


As you know, I was recently gifted this absolutely superb Katia Jaipur cotton yarn made in Barcelona – a superb variegated yarn in the softest of shades.  With the first two balls of yarn, I’ve created a top each, and with this third one in shades of Ombre, I’m choosing to make a triangular scarf.

Thanks for joining me once again as we work on and discover this new pattern together. J

Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 100 gms of the lovely Katia Jaipur Mercerised cotton yarn with a 2 mm crochet hook
For Indians : The Katia Jaipur yarn I’ve used is a lot like our Indian Red Rose & Anchor knitting cottons 

Difficulty level : Intermediate Skill level

Stitches used :
Herringbone Double crochet stitch : Check out this lovely video from Moogly for a visual on this stitch at http://www.mooglyblog.com/herringbone-double-crochet-hbdc/

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self explanatory video at http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/ In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start.  


Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                              sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                       hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s)                                                                               yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                     sc : Single crochet
herr dc : Herringbone double crochet


Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

For this awesome pattern, I was inspired by the Main St Shawl by KT and the Squid.  Please visit this link at http://ktandthesquid.com/2016/01/18/main-st-shawl-free-crochet-pattern-kt-and-the-squid/ for the original pattern (designer photo below).


KT and the Squid's pattern is an irregular triangle, and I wanted one that was regular – so I just did a minor tweak and this is what I got I have created.

The herringbone double crochet stitch is worked a lot like the double crochet stitch – so we do work 3 motions of yarn over (yo) and pulling through but with our very first yo, we pull through the stitch (that we are working in) as well as the first loop.  This odd pulling through gives the stitch a diagonal, which gives it the herringbone feature, as one stitch will be leaning right to left, and as we work the stitch from the back, it will lean left to right. 

Please visit the video link for this stitch (given under Stitches Used) before you start.

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Start : with ch 6. Turn.

Row 1 : herr-dc in the same st ; ch 1,  herr-dc in the 6th ch from hk.
Turn. (3 herr-dc)

For convenience, and as suggested in the video, we will start each row with ch 3, which will be our first stitch.  We will need to work into that top ch (turning chain) of each row, which is what adds to our difficulty level.

Rows 2 : ch 3 ; herr-dc in the next 2 herr-dc sts. 
Turn. (3 herr-dc)

Rows 3 : ch 3 ; herr-dc in the same 1st st ; ch 1, herr-dc in the next 2 herr-dc sts ; ch 1, herr-dc in the same last st. 
Turn. (5 herr-dc)

Rows 4 : ch 3 ; herr-dc in the same 1st st ; herr-dc in the next ch-1 sp ;
*herr-dc in the next herr-dc ; herr-dc in the next ch-1 sp* ;
rep *to* 2 times ; herr-dc in the last st; ch 1, herr-dc in the same last st. 
Turn. (11 herr-dc)

Rows 5 : ch 3 ; herr-dc in the same 1st st ;
*ch 1, sk next st, herr-dc in the next herr-dc* ;
rep *to* till end ; ch 1, herr-dc in the same last st. 
Turn.

Rows 6 : ch 3 ; herr-dc in the same 1st st ;
*ch 1, herr-dc in the next herr-dc* ;
rep *to* till end ; ch 1, herr-dc in the same last st. 
Turn.

Rows 7 : ch 3 ; herr-dc in the same 1st st ; herr-dc in the next ch-1 sp ;
*herr-dc in the next herr-dc ; herr-dc in the next ch-1 sp* ;
rep *to* 5 times ; herr-dc in the last st ; ch 1, herr-dc in the same last st. 
Turn.

.. and this is basically the pattern.  So two rows with ch-1 sps, increasing one herr-dc st at each end, and one row where you will work a herr-dc st in each st and ch-sp all the way, increasing a herr-dc st at each end here as well. 




Rep Rows 5 – 7 till you have a triangular scarf of the size you need (or you run out of yarn ;) ). This pattern has no gauge and size specifications… so just go for it.. I did and I love what I’ve created. 

Now here’s a quick tweak – if you want the scarf to progress width wise faster than the length (i.e if you want it to grow wider along the triangle more), then you can add two increases along the end 2 sts each side (instead of 1).  What does this mean? So in our end st, we are increasing with a (herr-st ; ch 1, herr-st in the same st), so instead of this one increase, do this same (to) twice along the last 2 herr-sts both ends.

As soon as you have the width and length and size for your scarf, you could opt to work a small border along the edge.  The finished scarf looks lovely even without the border – but if you are working that in, then come along with me and let’s work on this together.

Border :
For the border, I’ve been inspired by this chart that I found online.  I am going to work this on two sides of my triangle.



The stitch count (in case you wish to use this border any place else as well) is in multiples of 8 (if working in rounds) or 8 + 1 (if working in rows).

In our case though, as we’re working along an edge, we will start off with a set of ch-3 sps.  I am working along the two edges that have the ‘standing sts’, so I have decided to use the space between 2 sts as the place I insert the sc in. 
Here’s a tweak / idea straight off.  Each ch-sp will be used for the pattern, so if you decide that you want a more open pattern, you can just space your ch-sps accordingly.


Start : with an sc in the 1st st ; *ch 3, sc in the next st* ; rep *to* till the centre apex st (the ‘V’ in the centre) ; ch 3, and sc in the same centre st ; then rep *to* all the way to the end.

Now here’s where this gets a bit tricky.  We are all at different lengths, so you will need to work the spacing of our next row for yourself.

The pattern we are working will be a shell in one ch-3 sp, and 2 sc in the next ch-3 sp.  So I suggest that you start counting off from the centre ch-3 sp.  Your centre ch-3 sp must have a shell pattern, so start counting from that point on and see what stitch you need to start with. 

The pattern is pretty simple, so I am sure you will be able to adapt it to suit your start.
Row 1 : 2 sc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; 7 sc in the next ch-3 sp ; *2 sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 7 sc in the next ch-3 sp* ; rep *to* all the way till the end.  Turn.

Remember for an even finish, ensure you have the 7 sc in that centre ch-3 sp

Row 2 : sl-st into the 1st dc ; sc in the same 1st dc ; *(ch 3, sk next dc, sc in the next dc) ; rep (to) 2 times ; ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sc in the next dc* ; rep *to* all the way to the end.  

Fasten off and weave in ends.

and with that you're done with a really beautiful regular triangular scarf!  I am so thrilled with my creation, that I just must share a few more photos with you.
Photo credit +Achille Perrin


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