Friday, March 28, 2014

Free Pattern: Pink Lemonade Scarf

  Spring is here for many of us, but the chill of winter is still in the air. The Pink Lemonade Scarf is a beautiful lacy scarf with bright, eye catching colors perfect for the season. Long enough to be doubled over for layering on those chilly days, it's still light enough to be worn as an accessory for a cool summer night. Using a nylon blend DK weight yarn and lacy stitches creates a material that drapes beautifully while still providing some extra warmth.

  With lots of open spaces and a short repeating pattern, you could have this project done in almost no time. Can be made in any length desired by ending with rows 115-120. Now with a chart!

Finished size is 4" by 60" (10 cm by 152 cm).

* Oops! These instructions have been updated. No problem for anybody working from the mesh descriptions, but I hope I didn't confuse anyone. I originally forgot to note that the lacet used is modified, using chain 2 instead of chain 3.  It was made this way purposely, to work with the stitch count and to pull the fabric for effect on the edges.
  Just as a note to beginners in 4 DC filet crochet: A regular lacet - Chain 3, skip 2, 1 single crochet, chain 3, skip 2, 1 double crochet - will normally have a long mesh worked over it. Stitches are not usually worked into the middle of a lacet, I just felt like breaking the rules.

Skill level:
Easy

Materials:
1 skein Bernat Baby Jacquards (90% acrylic, 10% nylon) in Berries 'n' Cream
  or any similar blend DK/3 weight yarn

Crochet hook size G/6-4.25MM or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn needle to weave in ends




Gauge:
In 4" by 4" or 10 cm by 10 cm:
19 dc in 8 rows

Notes: Pattern is worked in 4 DC filet crochet. One square = 4 dc. Two squares = 7 stitches. Each square shares a stitch with previous square. 
  
Instructions for stitches are provided. There are two kinds of modified lacets used, check stitch descriptions before starting. 

Stitches:
Chain (ch)

Double crochet bobble (dc bobble) - *Yarn over, insert hook in designated stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops.* Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Yarn over, pull through all six loops on hook.

Solid mesh - 1 dc in each of next 3 chains or stitches.




Open mesh - Chain 2, skip 2, 1 dc.




Long mesh (worked over 2 squares) - Ch 5, sk 5, 1 dc.



Modified (m.) Lacet (worked over 2 squares) - Chain 2, skip 2, 1 sc. Ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc.



Bobble lacet (worked over 2 squares) - Chain 2, skip 2, dc bobble. Ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc.







Directions:
To begin, ch 22.



Row 1:
1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 3 chs. Ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc (open mesh). Ch 2, sk 2, 1 sc, ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc (m. lacet). Ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc (open mesh). 1 dc in each of next 3 chs (solid mesh).

Row 2:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn. Solid mesh, open mesh, bobble lacet, open mesh, solid mesh.

Row 3:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn. Solid mesh, open mesh, m. lacet, open mesh, solid mesh.

Rows 4 - 7:
Repeat Rows 2 through 3 two more times. 

Row 8:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn. Solid mesh, open mesh, long mesh, open mesh, solid mesh. 

Row 9:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn. Solid mesh, open mesh, m. lacet, open mesh, solid mesh.

Rows 10 - 114:
Repeat Rows 2 throughthirteen more times. 

Rows 115-120:
Repeat Rows 2 through 3 three more times.

Bind off, weave in ends.




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