Thursday, 3 August 2017

AN EASY PEASY SCARF

free crochet scarf pattern

AN EASY PEASY SCARF


I am pretty sure this scarf has been made and remade several times, but this is just something I came up with really fast for a friend and here are my notes for this really easy peasy scarf.

Materials used : I have used under 50 gms of our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon 3-ply, light fingering yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook
For Indians : You could also use our Indian Anchor / Red rose / White or the wide range of Alize knitting cotton yarns with a 3 - 3.5 mm crochet hook too.
For Non-Indians : The yarn that I have used is a light fingering yarn and technically uses a 2.5 – 3 mm crochet hook.  I prefer using a slightly larger hook size as I love the extra stretch it gives the scarf.

Size : ~ 3.5” x 70”

Stitches used :  (Using U.S terminology)

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/

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.

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
trc : Triple / treble crochet

Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

free crochet scarf pattern

free crochet scarf pattern

free crochet scarf pattern

free crochet scarf pattern

This pattern, as with all my patterns, this one too can be made to any size – any width and any length.. just check the stitch count and have fun creating something beautiful.  

Our stitch count for this scarf is in multiples of 6 + 1.

So depending on how wide you want it, work your start row in multiples of the stitch count given above accordingly.

Start :  with fsc in multiples of 6 + 1. Turn.

In the following row, our Shell stitch is (3 dc ; ch 1, 3 dc).
Row 1 : dc in the 1st fsc ; 
*sk next  2 fsc, Shell st in the next fsc ; sk next 2 fsc, sc in the next fsc* ;
rep *to* till the last 7 fsc ; 
sk next 2 fsc ; shell st in the next fsc ; sk next 2 fsc, dc in the last fsc. Turn.

Row 2 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
*ch 3, sk next  3 dc (of the Shell st), sc in the next ch-1 sp (of the Shell st) ; ch 3, sk next 3 dc (of the Shell st), dc in the next sc* ;
rep *to* till the end, dc in the last dc. Turn.

Row 3 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
*Shell st in the next sc ; sc in the next dc* ;
rep *to* till the end , dc in the last dc. Turn.

And that’s our pattern done ! Short , sweet and so easy peasy, don’t you agree?

Rep Rows 2 & 3 for the length you want for your scarf.

Finishing :
A lovely shawl always needs a lovely finish.  Ensure that you block your project for best effect, keeping in mind yarn instructions for blocking.

Here are several ideas for ending off your scarf.  You can add tassels and / or beads.. or you can add both tassels and beads.  Check out these helpful links and go for it.. create something beautiful.. and have fun.

How to add tassels for a scarf : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xZOQAh5KGA

Who knows, but you could try a line of beads at the end of the project!! I think it would look swell.

If you so decide, here’s a quick link on how to add beads in your project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbLCuyfv-M

And just in case you are trying to work out how to thread your beads onto your yarn, then here’s a lovely video link

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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