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Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Road Trip Scarf: Print Friendly Pattern









YARN:   DK (LIGHT WORSTED / 8PLY) ACRYLIC

HOOK:   4.00mm

SIZE:  106cm Wide;   48cm long

EXTRAS:  Wooden beads






Foundation:   6ch


Row 1:   Into first chain (the 6th chain from your hook) [crochet 2dc, 3ch, 2dc ( this forms the point of your shawl);  now also crochet 1ch, 1dc into the same place] (turn your work so that you are now working along the "wrong side")


Row 2: Working up the right side of the triangle 4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch); 2dc into 1ch sp,  1ch;  skip 1dc, 1dc into next dc, 1ch;  1dc, 3ch, 1dc into 3ch sp (point), 
Working down the left side of the triangle 1ch; 1dc into next dc, 1ch, skip 1dc; 2dc, 1ch, 1dc into space at the end of the row; (turn your work so that you are now working along the "right side")

Row 3:  Working up the right hand side of the the triangle 4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);   2dc into 1ch sp, 1ch;   skip 1dc;   (1dc into next dc, 1ch) repeat to point (this means that you crochet one dc into each dc from the previous row with a 1ch sp in between each dc);  Into the three chain space which forms the point crochet (1dc, 3ch, 1dc);  Working down the left hand side of the triangle (1ch, 1dc into next dc) repeat to 2nd last dc, skip last dc, 1ch 2dc, ch,1dc into space at the end of the row

Rows 4 - 32:  Repeat Row 3
(this means that you repeat the pattern row you have crocheted in Row 3 - i.e. just continue to follow the pattern in the highlighted area for the next 29 Rows

EDGING

ROW 33:    (working into the 1ch space between dc) 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into 1ch space;  4ch;   (skip next 1ch space;   2dc into next 1ch space,  4ch)  repeat to point;  Into 3ch (at the point) crochet (2dc, 4ch, 2dc), 4ch;   (skip 1ch space, 2dc into next 1ch space, 4ch) repeat to space before last 3dc, 2dc into 1ch space at the end of row

Row 34:    3ch (counts as 1dc);   1dc into 1ch at the start of row (5ch, remove loop from hook, insert hook from front to back of work through the 4ch space,   put loop back on hook and pull through to front of work through the 4ch space;    insert hook front to back through the space between the next 2dc and crochet 2dc) repeat to end of row.


BASE EDGING (this is the edging that runs along the longest side of your scarf)  Working across the base of the triangle 2dc into the same space as last 2dc (the end of Row 34);   (5ch, remove loop from hook, insert hook from front to back of work through next dc post, put loop back on hook and pull to front of work through the dc post, insert hook front to back through the next dc post and crochet 2dc) repeat to end of row, crocheting the final 2dc into the same space as the start of Row 34;   sl st into the top of 3ch to close;     break off yarn.

EMBELLISHMENTS

Magic Ring Flowers:    Make a magic ring,   Into the ring work (3ch, 2dc, 3ch, sl st) x6 (6 petals made).    Break of yarn after final sl st leaving a long tail.    Tighten the ring and work in the "ring" end.  (I made 8 flowers, attaching 2 at each point and 4 randomly around the "v")

Braids:  Pull a double strand of yarn through a stitch at the ends of your scarf - until you have two equal lengths.    Start twisting both lengths in the same direction.   Once they are tightly twisted, hold then together and gently guide them to twist in the opposite direction.   Knot the end of the braid.

Attach the flowers to the scarf, with a small wooden bead as the centre of the flower

A tutorial with clear photos can be found  HERE  

In 2014 when I created my Road Trip scarf I had no idea that it would be so ridiculously popular. I had a lot of requests for a longer scarf along similar lines. I finally got around to it - the result is a long “baktus style” scarf with two possible edgings. Either a frilly edge for a whimsical look or a zig-zag bobble edging. (The original Road Trip Scarf edging and trims would also work well with this design) 



The Day Trip Scarf differs from the Road Trip Scarf in that it increases steadily in length and gradually in width, whereas the Road Trip Scarf increases evenly in length and width. 

The Day Trip Scarf pattern is available now in my RAVELRY STORE

27 comments:

  1. by far my favorite scarf two on the go now one in my van another by my computer table >>thks for making printer friendly

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Your ideas are wonderful.

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  3. Thanks for writing the pattern out, you really does beautiful work!

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  4. Damn cool man, from which country you're?

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  5. Thank you very much for this pattern, you are one very clever big giving woman x

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  6. Does anyone know how many yards of y?arn is needed for this scarf

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  7. How many skeins do I need for this scarf?....thanks!

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    1. If you are using DK (8 ply / light worsted weight) then 100g should be enough (300m or 330 yards)

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  8. Thank you for this pattern I'm getting ready to try it

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  9. What is a 'magic circle'? I'm new to crochet, but have already completed two of these pretty scarves. Working on the flower trim now. Thanks so much!

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  10. Thank you for the pattern Zelna, I look forward to trying it out when the weather turns cold again.

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  11. I just complete the road trip scarf and it is absolutely beautiful. All I have left to do is sew the flowers on. I used red heart unforgettable in cappuccino. It is so soft and the colors are stunning. Such an easy pattern. Can't wait to go buy more yarn to make another one.

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    1. Hi Sara! I'm just now getting ready to make my first Road Trip Scarf, and am contemplating which of 2 yarns my daughter (the intended recipient of the scarf) would want worse... A solid black, or Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Winery. She starts High School tomorrow and I want to finally get the scarf she requested months ago actually made. I saw that you used the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable for your Road Trip Scarf! I have no doubt that it's beautiful! I love this yarn. I need to know how many balls of yarn you ended up using as I only have 2 balls left. I'd hate to start only to find out I didn't have enough.
      Also, what size hook did you use with this particular yarn?
      I hope you see this and are able to reply! Thanx for reading!

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  12. greeting from Indonesia,I'll try for my next project

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  13. Hi! Will Elle Premiere Dk cotton work for this? Any other suggestions as to which cotton I can use? I'm from South Africa too. Thanks so much for the great pattern!

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  14. Absolutely! I would suggest using a 0.50mm bigger hook though - the premier is a bit "tight" so relaxing the stitch is a good idea for better drape. The Coffee Cotton is excellent - I see quite a few stores stock it now. You could also use Raeesah Cotton Soft or Strawberries & Cream Recycled Cotton. These are all very economically priced . The Raeesah is inclined to "split" so it can be a bit frustrating to work with. Give New Kayo a call (011)935-2429 and speak to a girl named Zeenat - she is extremely helpful and their service is excellent (they courier countrywide) - she will be able to advise you on what they have in stock at the moment.

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  15. Thanks so much for the reply! I started with some Strawberries and Cream. Going is slow as I am so busy with other orders. Can't wait to finish. The Strawberries and cream is working a treat.

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  16. Oh, I'll be looking out for the coffee cotton. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  17. This is beautiful! Is the pattern written in UK or US terms?

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  18. I have only been crocheting for a few months and been looking at this longingly! Just finished it today in the most beautiful autumn coloured wool and it is stunning. Thank you for this wonderful pattern :)

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  19. I love that you just grab those beautiful yarns and turn them into beautiful and fanciful clothing. I love the embellishments and the flowers and braids really make this unique! I'm gonna look for some really nice yarn and make one for me

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  20. I love your Zooty Owl. This scarf will definitely be one of my next projects. Thanks.

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