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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Flower Granny Stripe Scarves: Pattern

A colourful and easy project!    Perfect for novices but fun for any skill level!


GRANNY STRIPE SCARVES MADE WITH A COMBINATION OF ELLE RUSTICA AND ELLE CLASSIC WOOL

(A print-friendly version of this pattern can be found HERE)

The pattern is designed to be worked in a 100% acrylic "economy" DK (8ply / light worsted weight) yarn, but it works up lovely in courtelle, 100% wool, acrylic/wool blends, and cottons.


granny stripe scarf
GRANNY STRIPE SCARVES MADE WITH ELLE PULLSKEIN DK

The pattern also works up well in Aran (10ply / medium worsted weight) yarn

FLOWER GRANNY SCARVES:    PATTERN

Yarn:    DK / 8ply / Light Worsted Weight
Hook:   5.50mm 
Foundation:  17ch
Length:  160cm
Quantities:  Approximately 100g of your main colour and 10 - 20grams of your contrast colours

THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN US TERMS

Basic Stitches:   We are using five basic stitches only - chain (ch);  single crochet (sc);  double crochet (dc); triple crochet (trc) and a slip stitch (sl st) (US terms); 

UK CROCHETERS will be using a double crochet (dc) (single crochet in US);   treble (tr) (double crochet in US);  double treble (dtr) (triple crochet in US);  chain (ch);   and slip stich (sl st)

Granny Stripe Panel

Foundation:  17ch

Row 1:    Into 6th chain from hook, 3dc;    (skip 2ch, 3dc into next ch) x 3;  skip next ch;   1ch, 1dc into last ch;    turn work


granny stripe scarf

Row 2:   3ch (counts as 1dc);   2dc into 1ch space;  (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 3;   3dc into space at end of row;   turn work


granny stripe scarf

Row 3:   4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);   (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 4;   1ch, 1dc into top of 3ch at end of row;   turn work 
 
granny stripe scarf

Even Rows 4 - 118 (Repeat Row 2)

Odd Rows 5 - 119 (Repeat Row 3)

On 119 Rows the Granny Stripe Panel measures 130cm.     The scarf is easily made shorter by crocheting fewer rows.

Make two traditional granny squares as follows:

Traditional Granny Square:

Foundation:  4ch, sl st to form ring OR make a magic ring

Row 1:    3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc into circle,  2ch (3dc into circle, 2ch) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn.

Row 2:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Row 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   3dc into space between 3dc groupings;  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space;   3dc into next space between 3dc groupings) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Row 4:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   1dc into the top of each dc up to the corner;  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space;   1dc into the top of each dc up to the corner) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Use whatever method you are comfortable with to join your square to your main work-piece.   (I used the join-as-you go method to join my squares, by making a slip st every third stitch from my granny square into my main work-piece (make sure that the right side of both squares face in the same direction when you join)


granny stripe scarf

Border:

Worked along the length of the scarf on both sides - right side facing

Row 1:  Join yarn in corner of granny square (right side facing);   3ch, 1dc into each dc; 1dc into corner space, 1dc across join;   2dc into side of each post along the granny rows;  1dc across join, 1dc into corner space, 1dc into each dc, 1dc into corner of granny, break off yarn.


granny stripe scarf

Row 2:   Join yarn in top of 3ch on row 2, 1sc into each dc across the length of the scarf, break off yarn


granny stripe scarf

Row 3:  Join yarn in 1st single crochet,   3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc in same space as join;   (skip 2sc, sl st into 3rd sc;   skip 2sc, 6dc in next sc) repeat to last 6sc;   skip 2sc, sl st in next sc; skip 2sc, 3dc in last sc, break off yarn


granny stripe scarf

Your scarf now looks like this:

granny stripe scarf

Fringe Edging:

Worked along both ends of the scarf in the same colour as the Shell Border Row 

Row 1:  Working on the right side of your work, join yarn into side post of shell row;  2sc into same place as join,  1sc into side post of sc row, 2sc into side post of dc row; 1sc into each dc across granny square;   2sc into side post of dc row;  1sc into side post of sc row;  2sc into side post of shell row, turn work (27sc)


Granny Stripe Scarf


Row 2:  Working on the wrong side of your work, 1ch, 1sc into same place as 1st sc, 1sc into each of next 26sc, turn work.



Row 3:  working on the right side of your work, (15ch, Popcorn Stitch into fourth ch from hook, 12ch, skip 2sc, sl st into 3rd sc) x 9.   Break off yarn.


granny stripe scarf

EMBELLISHMENTS

Add as many flowers as you like (or none at all), you can even add beads or buttons to "customize" your scarf!

granny stripe scarf


Pansy Flower:
 
Foundation: 3ch or make a magic ring

Petals:  (3ch, 4 trc, 3ch, sl st into ring) x 2;   2ch, 2dc, 2ch, sl st into ring;   3ch, 2trc, 3ch sl st into ring,   2ch, 2dc, 2ch, sl st into ring,    break off yarn.

Embroider the flower centres in a contrasting colour

Leaves: 

Foundation:  6ch

Leaf:  1sc into 2nd ch from hook; 1sc into next ch, 1hdc into each of next 2ch;  6dc into last chain (this will form the curve of your leaf and will bring you around to the bottom end of the chain);   working along the bottom edge of the chain, 1hdc into each of next 2ch; 1sc into next ch,  sl st into next ch, break off yarn.


granny stripe scarf


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A HUGE Thank You!!! to the lovely ladies who tested the pattern for me:

Eleanor Thompson of  NELNANANDNORA


granny stripe scarf
 
 Samatha Overcashier of Simply Samatha


granny stripe scarf

Michelle Westlund of CROCHET BETWEEN TWO WORLDS


granny stripe scarf

Flower Granny Scarves: Print Friendly Pattern


FLOWER GRANNY SCARVES:    PATTERN

THE PHOTO TUTORIAL BLOG POST CAN BE FOUND HERE

Yarn:    DK / 8ply / Light Worsted Weight
Hook:   5.50mm 
Foundation:  17ch
Length:  160cm

THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN US TERMS

Basic Stitches:   We are using five basic stitches only - chain (ch);  single crochet (sc);  double crochet (dc); triple crochet (trc) and a slip stitch (sl st) (US terms); 

UK CROCHETERS will be using a double crochet (dc) (single crochet in US);   treble (tr) (double crochet in US);  double treble (dtr) (triple crochet in US);  chain (ch);   and slip stich (sl st)

Granny Stripe Panel

Foundation:   17ch

Row 1:    Into 6th chain from hook, 3dc;    (skip 2ch, 3dc into next ch) x 3;  skip next ch;   1ch, 1dc into last ch;    turn work


Row 2:   3ch (counts as 1dc);   2dc into 1ch space;  (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 3;   3dc into space at end of row;   turn work


Row 3:   4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);   (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 4;   1ch, 1dc into top of 3ch at end of row;   turn work 
 
Even Rows 4 - 120 (Repeat Row 2)
Odd Rows 5 - 119 (Repeat Row 3)

On 120 Rows the Granny Stripe Panel measures 130cm.     The scarf is easily made shorter by crocheting fewer rows.

Make two traditional granny squares as follows:
Traditional Granny Square:

Foundation:  4ch, sl st to form ring OR make a magic ring

Row 1:    3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc into circle,  2ch (3dc into circle, 2ch) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn.

Row 2:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Row 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   3dc into space between 3dc groupings;  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space;   3dc into next space between 3dc groupings) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Row 4:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   1dc into the top of each dc up to the corner;  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space;   1dc into the top of each dc up to the corner) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Use whatever method you are comfortable with to join your square to your main work-piece.   (I used the join-as-you go method to join my squares, by making a slip st every third stitch from my granny square into my main work-piece (make sure that the right side of both squares face in the same direction when you join)


Border:
Worked along the length of the scarf on both sides - right side facing

Row 1:  Join yarn in corner of granny square (right side facing);   3ch, 1dc into each dc; 1dc into corner space, 1dc across join;   2dc into side of each post along the granny rows;  1dc across join, 1dc into corner space, 1dc into each dc, 1dc into corner of granny, break off yarn.


Row 2:   Join yarn in top of 3ch on row 2, 1sc into each dc across the length of the scarf, break off yarn


Row 3:  Join yarn in 1st single crochet,   3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc in same space as join;   (skip 2sc, sl st into 3rd sc;   skip 2sc, 6dc in next sc) repeat to last 6sc;   skip 2sc, sl st in next sc; skip 2sc, 3dc in last sc, break off yarn


Fringe Edging:
Worked along both ends of the scarf in the same colour as the Shell Border Row 

Row 1:  Working on the right side of your work, join yarn into side post of shell row;  2sc into same place as join,  1sc into side post of sc row, 2sc into side post of dc row; 1sc into each dc across granny square;   2sc into side post of dc row;  1sc into side post of sc row;  2sc into side post of shell row, turn work (27sc)


Row 2:  Working on the wrong side of your work, 1ch, 1sc into same place as 1st sc, 1sc into each of next 26sc, turn work.

Row 3:  working on the right side of your work, (15ch, Popcorn Stitch into fourth ch from hook, 12ch, skip 2sc, sl st into 3rd sc) x 9.   Break off yarn.


EMBELLISHMENTS
Add as many flowers as you like (or none at all), you can even add beads or buttons to "customize" your scarf!


Pansy Flower:
Foundation: 3ch or make a magic ring

Petals:  (3ch, 4 trc, 3ch, sl st into ring) x 2;   2ch, 2dc, 2ch, sl st into ring;   3ch, 2trc, 3ch sl st into ring,   2ch, 2dc, 2ch, sl st into ring,    break off yarn.

Embroider the flower centres in a contrasting colour

Leaves: 
Foundation:  6ch

Leaf:  1sc into 2nd ch from hook; 1sc into next ch, 1hdc into each of next 2ch;  6dc into last chain (this will form the curve of your leaf and will bring you around to the bottom end of the chain);   working along the bottom edge of the chain, 1hdc into each of next 2ch; 1sc into next ch,  sl st into next ch, break off yarn.

Monday, 1 September 2014

The Road Trip Scarf: Getting Started


A few crocheters seem to be having a bit of difficulty with the triangle concept for the ROAD TRIP SCARF – so this version is written with more detailed explanations on how to start, getting from row to row, and some useful notes, etc, so that EVERYBODY on the planet can have a Road Trip Scarf!!!

The pattern as written (over 34 rows) is designed to be worked in a 100% acrylic variegated yarn (100g / 300m) in DK (8ply /light worsted weight).   However, the stitch composition is very uncomplicated - making the pattern suitable for both variegated and solid colour yarns!

Various yarn blends also work well with this pattern – 100% merino (wool), acrylic/wool blends and “soft” cottons.

Thinner yarns may be used – just keep repeating the pattern row (Row 3) until you reach the required size.     Always make sure you end on an even number of rows before starting your edging!

Thicker yarns may also be used, although I would not recommend using anything heavier than Aran (10ply / worsted weight), unless you are going to make the scarf substantially bigger.

The scarf is worked seamlessly (in one piece) as a single triangle from the top to the bottom - your first row being the top of the shawl which will lie at the base of your throat, and the last row which will drape over your chest.


Notes:

Right Side / Wrong Side:     We will talk about every odd row as the right side (eg, rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 etc are the right side);    and every even row as the wrong side (eg, rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 etc)

Side Increases are made at the beginning AND end of every row.   The increase of 2dc at the beginning of a row is made into the 1ch space at the end of the previous row.    The increase of 2dc at the end of the row is made into the 4ch loop which is formed at the start of the previous row (you will note that at the beginning of a row I say that the 4ch counts as 1dc, 1ch, so this  is not "seen" as a 4ch loop when working the next row but as a 1ch space and then 1dc at the very end of the row - when writing the pattern I will NOT say to crochet into the 4ch loop at the end of the row - I DO say to crochet into the 1ch space at the end of the row   

The Point (or corner) is formed in your very first row (2dc, 3ch, 2dc).     Throughout the shawl you will work 1dc, 3ch, 1dc into the 3ch space from the previous row.

If your increases are correct you WILL have a perfect triangle.    If the triangle pulls outward - you are increasing too much.   If the triangle pulls inward (like a kite) you are increasing too little.


Stitches:   We are using two basic stitches only for the scarf - chain (ch) and double crochet (dc) (US terms);      UK CROCHETERS will be using a treble and not a double crochet.

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 28 Rows)

ROAD TRIP SCARF PATTERN 

SIZE:  106cm Wide;   48cm long

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]

road trip scarf


road trip scarf


(turn your work so that you are now working along the "wrong side")

road trip scarf

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

I am busy working on a detailed tutorial for the EDGING as well - there is, however a video in the original blog post showing how to do the second row. 

I have also posted the video on my Zooty Owl Facebook page - for those whose browsers cannot load the video from the blog post!

The print friendly version of the pattern can be found HERE

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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 pattern for the Day Trip Scarf is available in my RAVELRY STORE

Friday, 20 June 2014

Wild Flowers Scarf: Pattern

crochet scarf  

As promised, the pattern for the MOM AND DAUGHTER CROCHET ALONG SCARF,   A.K.A. "The Wildflowers Scarf"!

PATTERN TERMS:   US

My patterns are all written in US terms - I have included this little chart to make it easier for my UK readers to reference the difference in stitch terms.



pattern terms conversion chart

Skill Level:  Easy

Approximate Time:  2 hours

Yarn:

I used Elle Escapade DK for the first scarf and Lollipop DK for the other two 

Any DK (8 ply / Light Worsted Weight) or Aran (10ply / Worsted Weight) Yarn would be suitable

Hook Size:

I used a 6.00mm for the foundation chains and a 5.50mm for the rest

Use whatever hook size suits your choice of yarn and your tension.

Size:  

Width - 13cm
Length - 164cm (excluding embellishments)

SCARF


Foundation:   with a 6.00mm hook crochet 24ch

Change to 5.50mm hook

(I use a slightly bigger hook to crochet the foundation chain - gives a more even start to the workpiece)


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crochet scarf 

Repeat Row 2 until scarf is required length (I made mine 164 cm - over 125 rows)

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Working across the length;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same sp post;   2dc into each post;   6dc into last post at end of row;

working across the width,  2dc into each 1ch sp;   6dc into last 1ch sp at end of row;

working across the length, 2dc into post directly after 6dc;   2dc into each post;   6dc into last post at end of row;

working across the width,  2dc into each 1ch sp,   3dc into same space as start 3ch, sl st into top of 3ch to close.   



I quite fancy the reverse single crochet although I have to admit it is a bit fiddly.     For a beginner a regular single crochet edging might be a more comfortable option.

The scarf can be worn as is or you can really go to town decorating it!!   Add a few wildflowers, or beaded braids / tassels!

crochet scarf


SMALL WILD FLOWER

Make a magic ring.

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into the ring,  5ch;   (2dc, 5ch) x4 (5 petals formed),  sl st into sp between 2dc to close;

crochet flower

Row 2:   Join yarn in space between two dc (1ch; 6hdc into 5ch sp, 1ch, sl st into next sp between two dc) x5 (the last sl st being worked into the start 1ch);   break off yarn



LARGE WILD FLOWER
 
Make a magic ring.

Row 1:  4ch (counts as 1trc), 1trc into the ring,  5ch;   (2trc, 5ch) x4 (5 petals formed),  sl st into sp between 2dc to close;

Row 2Join yarn in space between two trc (2ch; 6dc into 5ch sp, 2ch, sl st into next sp between two trc) x5 (the last sl st being worked into the 1st of the 2ch at the start);   break off yarn
 


crochet flowers

Embellish your flowers with additional stitchwork, embroidery, beads and buttons!    (No rules!   Just have fun!)


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