Friday, February 13, 2015

Free Pattern: Spiced Eggnog Scarf






Scarf of the Month - January




  Yum! The colors of warm cream along with nutmeg and cinnamon combine to make the Spiced Eggnog Scarf look so delicious, you'll want to drink it up! Fleecy acrylic used with filet crochet creates a fluffy texture that's thick and lacy at the same time. 



  This scarf is quick and easy to work up, fashionable, and a great choice for a charity donation! Using super-bulky yarn, you can have this pattern finished in no time, and it uses less than a skein! You'll need two skeins for two colors, but the pattern leaves enough to work another scarf in opposite colors.




  A chart is provided for the filet pattern. New to filet crochet? No worries! Stitch explanations are included on the chart, or you can check out my 3 DC Filet tutorial for help. But, there's no need for that if you don't want to - Because this pattern is for charity, I've been nice and also written it out for you! 







Finished size is 6" (15 cm) wide by 54" (137 cm) long. The pattern stretches a bit after blocking. When held up or worn, the weight of the super-bulky yarn pulls the scarf closer to 60" (152.5 cm).








Skill level:






Materials:



Loops and Threads Country Loom
-1 skein Warm Cream
-1 skein Regal Earth
Crochet hook size K/101/2 - 6.50MM or size needed to obtain gauge
Large needle or smaller hook to weave in ends




Gauge:
Pattern made with smaller hook than recommended by manufacturer
In 4" by 4" (10 cm by 10 cm)
4 rows of 10 double crochet




Notes:
If using written directions, ch-4 at the beginning of every row counts as (1 dc, ch 1).

Chart is symmetrical from left to right and can be read in either direction.




*Personal tip for pattern: Once you've made it past a repeat, it's pretty easy to mindlessly continue without the chart. Remember that the pattern fully repeats, and rows don't just alternate. I had to rip out rows a few times while working this scarf because I had a tendency to start alternating rows.




Stitches and abbreviations:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)

Begin/beginning (beg)
Repeat (rep)
Skip (sk)




Directions:

(86 yds, 79 m)

(Written directions after chart)

To make as shown, Beg with Warm Cream as color A.


To follow chart:

Ch 15 to begin. Work rows 1 - 7 of chart.

Rep rows 2 - 7 nine times.

Bind off, weave in ends. Continue to written instructions for border.






Written Instructions:

Row 1:
Chain 15 to begin. 1 dc in 5th ch from hook. (Ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc) 5 times.

Row 2:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch-1), turn. Sk 1, 1 dc. 1 dc in the next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc) twice. 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc.)

Row 3:
Ch 4, turn. Sk 1, 1 dc. (Ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc) 5 times.

Row 4:
Ch 4, turn. Sk 1, 1 dc. Ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc. (1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc) twice. (Ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc) twice.

Row 5:
Rep Row 3.

Row 6:
Rep Row 2.

Row 7:
Rep Row 3.

Rows 8 - 61:
Rep rows 2 - 7 nine times. Bind off, weave in ends.





Border:






(18 yds, 17 m)

Using 
Regal Earth as color B: Join with a sl st in corner sp to the right of narrow end. Ch 1 (counts as sc), 1 sc in same sp. *2 sc in each of the next 5 ch-sps. Ch 1 for corner, 2 sc in same sp, ch 1. (1 sc, ch 1) in each of the next 59 side post sps. Ch 1. (2 sc, ch 1,* 2 sc) in corner sp. Rep from * to * for opposite side. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1.

Bind off, weave in ends.








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