I had a lot of fun posting my first crochet project with the Electric Twisted Cowl so I decided to get another one up. My Grandmother lives in pretty chilly conditions so she was in need of warmth for her neck. The chevron seems to be a popular pattern for decorating right now but it is also a pattern that she used to always use in blankets for all the grand children. We all have one to fit our beds and Gillian now has it since her room is the coldest in the winter.
This scarf took me only 2 days. I worked on it while watching the kids play in the back or front yards and then some more during night time TV. There isn’t much on right now that I am interested in. Downton Abbey would be about the most important thing and if I catch that on Sunday I am good for the week. Anywho, on to the scarf.
What you need
- 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice Beige (B)
- 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice Dusty Green (C)
- 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice Lime (A)
- Crochet Hook J-10(6 mm)
- Of course any color is fine in Medium weight. The hook size will give a scarf width of about 8 inches (very rough estimate and no need to be exact). I meant it to be a little wide so it could be folded in half lengthwise when wearing.
We will be using a the following stitches (all US standard stitches)
- Chain – Ch
- Single Crochet – SC
- Double Crochet – DC
- Double Crochet 2 stitches together – dc2tog (Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through ( you have 3 loops on your hook), yarn over pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and insert hook through the next stitch, yarn over pull through (4 loops on hook), yarn over pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over pull through 3 loops) I found a quick video here. (start at the 2:38 minute mark for dc2tog demo)
Row 1 – USING COLOR A , Ch 31
Row 2 – Ch 3 (Counts as first DC) , 2 DC in the same stitch as first DC, DC in each of the next 4 stitches, dc2tog 3 times (you will work 3 dc2tog which will decrease the next 6 stitches to 3), DC in each of the next 4 stitches, 3 DC in the next stitch, DC in each of the next 4 stitches, dc2tog 3 times, DC in each of the next 4 stitches, 3 DC in the last stitch (31 stitches total, each dc2tog counts as 1 stitch)
Row 3 – Ch 3, turn, 2 DC in the same stitch as the 3 Ch, DC each in the next 4 stitches,dc2tog 3 times, DC each in the next 4 stitches, 3 DC in the next stitch, DC each in the next 4 stitches, dc2tog 3 times, DC each in the next 4 stitches, 3 DC in the last stitch (31 stitches total)
Row 4-6 : Repeat Row 3
Join color B (great video by Lion Brand on joining a color)
Row 7-8: Repeat Row 3
Join color C
Row 9-13: Repeat Row 3
Join color B
Row 14–15 : Repeat Row 3
Join color A
REPEAT CHEVRON PATTERN until desired length of scarf is reached. This pattern comes down to 5 rows of the chevron wave in color A, 2 rows of B, 5 rows of C, 2 rows of B and then the whole pattern repeats.
BORDER: If you desire a border you can finish up the last row and start SC around the entire scarf. It would look decent without the border. I did mind in Color B and thought it just gave a nice finish.
My wonderful model Gillian!!
Catch this pattern over at ravlery and show off your scarf. Let us know any projects you have been working on this year.