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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Scallop Scarf

This scarf was designed to teach a beginner's crochet workshop, so you know it's nice and easy. It alternates one row of sc, one of dc and one of scallops, just to keep it interesting.

Craft: crochet
Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: single crochet, double crochet

Sizes: one size
Finished Measurements: approx. 6" wide and 44" long lying flat including fringe

Gauge: not important
Yarn: 150g, 280 yds (256 m) or more of a worsted or medium weight yarn
Suggested Brand: 3 skeins Elsebeth Lavold Angora shown in 14 lime green, 25 light olive, 15 bronzed green

Needles/Hooks: 4 mm hook
Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook


Row 1: ch 25, +1 for turning chain (26 chs total, not including the ch on your hook).
Row 2: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each st to end; ch 2 for turning chain.
Row 3: dc in third st from hook, dc in each st to end; ch 2 for turning chain.

Row 4: (optional scallops)
1. dc in third ch from hook, dc in next st.
2. ch 1, sk 3 sts, 5 dcs in next st (one scallop complete).
3. *ch1, sk next 5 sts, 5 dcs in next st; repeat from * once more.
4. finish: ch 1, sk next three sts, 3 dc in next 3 sts; ch two for turning chain.

Repeat rows 2-3 for a simple scarf - or 2-4 for a challenge - until your scarf is the desired length or until you run out of yarn. If you choose to change colours, as in the example shown, attach next colour after row 3 for simple scarf or row 4 for scalloped scarf.

Finish by repeating row 3, then row 2. BO.

Add tassels or desired trim. For the example shown, the fringe was created using the bits cut off from the colour changes.