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Scharetta Bow Scarf Pattern

25 Mar
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The Birthday Girl, showing it off.

It’s a special crochet month with means you deserve a Stacy C original design! (Waiting for applause)
It’s been a few months since my last design and everyone seems to be getting a kick out of my “Faux Entrelac” pattern on Ravelry. And I’m trying to build my street cred… I mean, give you more creative ideas! I’ve noticed that my designs like to use a lot of chaining, but I’m ok with that. I’m taking a simple element and making it a fashion MUST. Have fun with my design and let me know either here or on its Ravelry Page, what you’ve made and what you think.

Hook: I (5.5 mm)
Yarn: Red Heart, Soft in Berry (Weight #4)
Amount used: 66 grams total for the scarf. 14 grams for the bow

Scarf base:
Ch 14, turn
Ch 1, sc 14. Cut

Close up.

Close up.

Scarf:
In the last sc, ch 250. Cut yarn leaving about a 2-yard tail

For the chains 2-14 continue in the following way:
In the next sc (to the right of the last one made) chain 20
Sl st into the left chain on its 20th stitch. You want to make sure when you slip the stitch that the chains line up. You only slip into the chain next to it, not all the chains.
*Ch 20 stitches, sl st into the left chain on its 20th stitch*. Repeat * section 9 times
On the last section ch 25, sl st into the left chain on its 25th stitch
Cut yarn after each chain is finished. Leave about a 4″ tail.

Scarf finishing base:
(Start working on the WS with all tail ends in front of you)
With the 2-yard tail from first chain, Hdc 14 into each chain end, turn
Ch 1, sc 14. Cut yarn

Scarf Finishing:
With the tail ends, you can either try to tuck all them into the short base. I decided to only tuck the tails that started and ended the base structure. I then took two tail ends next to each other, double knotted them, then snipped the ends. I did this for both bases.

Bow:
Ch 18, turn
*Ch1, sc 18, turn*, repeat * 4 times. Cut yarn
Bow will be about 3″ x 2″. Tuck in ends

Not too shabby.

Not too shabby.

Bow band:
Ch 8, turn
Ch1, Hdc 8, turn
Ch 1, sc 8. Cut yarn leaving an 8″ tail to sew bow onto scarf.

Blocking:
Because it’s Red Heart yarn, and pretty hearty (pun intended), I steam ironed the scarf separately from the bow. I also steam ironed the bow seperately from the scarf. While ironing the scarf I focused on one section at a time (between the slipped stitches is a “section”) making sure the chains faced right side before placing heat on them. I did iron the bow before and after I added the band. I only added heat for about 10-15 sections each time. I did do one last “once over” after I sewed the bow onto the scarf.

Bow sewing:
With your rectangle, squish the middle and wrap the band around it. Take care to center the band around the rectangle and sew a couple of stitches to secure the band. Now you can sew the bow onto the scarf.
I tried to sew the bow onto the chain section, but found that too difficult. Instead, I sewed the bow onto a sl stitch section, making it easier to anchor it, before tacking it down onto the scarf.

Voilá! You now have a snazzy scarf for the spring – and around here it just won’t quit snowing!

Continuing my FO fire!
-Stacy C.

Waves of Crochet Beauty

14 Mar

Continuing with Crochet Month, I’m featuring an easy crochet pattern. We’re still early enough in the month I figured  you can now move up to reading patterns – and if you’re a seasoned vet, no reason not to hook something up in no time to celebrate. But if all else fails and you’re super lazy, but want this scarf, you can buy it from me – no really, you can here. (It’s my blog, I can peddle my wares if I want to :-p)

I came about making this scarf because one of the knitting groups I’m in decided to choose our own pattern but stay in the same item category. I decided this was individual enough for me to participate and I would put aside my own work and  make a crochet item to continue this month’s theme. Well, I’m already done and haven’t gone back to the group, yet. Does this mean I fulfilled my quota? I do! 😀

The multi-color creation. Also for sale in my Etsy shop!

This pattern is the “One-Skein Scarf” created by Denise Cozzitorto and is found in “Stitch N’ Bitch Crochet: Happy Hooker” by Debbie Stoller. Even though it calls for one skein, I barely used half of my “I Love This Yarn! Stripes” by Hobby Lobby in Jazz Stripe. I had this skein left over from another project and decided to crochet this happy looking scarf for the Spring season.

I was VERY conscientious to follow the pattern to every step. I had to go back a couple of times and take out my own flare. It was hard, I like my flare, but I wanted to help those who don’t normally follow patterns. Let me tell you, this is SUPER easy but looks like so much more. I had fun making this because the hooks are towel rod size making it finish so quickly. As you can see on ravelry.com, it only took five days to get it all done.

I followed the pattern out of the book (review of said book is another blog post) and had very little trouble understanding the instructions. I only got held up on the section where I made the shell pattern at the end of the scarf.

Half-way done and it still looks amazing

Below is an elongated explination:
Sl St in the last stitch (at the end of the edge before you start working on the short end)
Working across short edge of scarf, sk first row-end dc, (in skipping a stitch, you are actually skipping a row, so you don’t do anything in the first row stitch)
shell in next row-end dc, (do the shell pattern in the second row stitch)
sk next row-end dc (don’t do anything in the third row stitch)

Once I figured out this portion it was smooth sailing.

So much fun playing with this accessory

Extra note: there’s a reason you foundation ch loosely, it’s because you eventually go back to the foundation and make shell stitches inside of them. If you don’t ch really loose, the pattern tends to bend instead of laying flat.

This pattern not only finishes quickly, but there is very little finishing. The yarn fringe starts and stops at the same end, talk about easy peasy. Blocking really is optional with this project, the only curling occurs if you didn’t chain loose enough.

If you haven’t tried using a pattern in crochet, I really encourage you to try this one. It will be gentle with you and then, you will want to conquer the crochet pattern world.

I hope this pattern gets your hook engine running,
Stacy C

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