Monday, August 3, 2015

April Scarf of the Month: Drops on the Window

  Inspired by drops of rain running down a pane of glass, this scarf is perfect for April's Scarf of the Month. April showers usually bring May flowers, but this pattern brings you a new stitch! If you're familiar with the bobble stitch, then you should have no problem with the modified bobble, but those who need help can use this tutorial. The modified bobble stitch combined with the lacy pattern creates contrasting texture that has a ton of character, no matter what color or kind of yarn you use.

  And speaking of yarn, this pattern can be made in just about any kind you choose! I'm using worsted acrylic (as usual), but it would be great made with some homespun, an amazing silk blend, or a beautiful hand-painted yarn (something like the Noro featured in the last Wednesday Wishlist). This elegant design will stand up well to anything! DK or fingering weight would make a lovely fashion scarf, or use bulky weight for a major-chunky scarf. My version has a finished size of 54" by 5 1/2" (137 cm by 14 cm), but the pattern is easy to adjust for your desired length or yarn weight. Need help making an adjustment? Just drop a comment with your desired length and width, plus your gauge with the yarn you're using. I'll get to it as soon as I can!

Skill level:

I used Red Heart Super Saver in Light Blue
Crochet hook size J/10-6.00MM or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch markers (Optional: to mark turning chains if needed)
Yarn needle to weave in ends

In 4" by 4" (10 cm by 10 cm) -
4 multiples of pattern in 4 rows

Use stitch markers to mark turning chains, if needed. Chain-3 at beginning of rows counts as a double crochet (dc). Even numbered rows beginning with ch-6 count as one dc plus ch-3. Ch-4 at beginning of odd numbered rows counts as one dc plus ch-1.

Pattern is written in multiples of 4+1

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

Special stitch -
Modified bobble (MB) - (Yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook) five times (6 loops on hook). (Yarn over, pull through 2 loops) twice (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops.

Begin/beginning (beg)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)


To begin, ch 24.

Row 1:
Beg in 10th ch from hook, (MB, ch 3, sk 3) 3 times. 1 dc in the last ch. (3 bobbles in row)

Row 2:
Ch 4, turn. (MB, ch 3, sk 3) 3 times. MB, ch 1. Sk next, 1 dc. (4 bobbles in row)

Row 3:
Ch 6, turn. (MB, ch 3, sk 3) 3 times. 1 dc in last stitch. (3 bobbles in row)

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 twenty-seven more times, or to desired length. Example has a total of 57 rows for a finished length of 52" (132 cm), without border.

Sl st into corner sp, ch 3. Make 1 dc in the same sp. *(Ch 2, sk next side-post space, make 2 dc in the following) 27 times (or to desired length). Ch 2, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in corner sp. 4 dc in each of the next ch-3 spaces.* (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in corner sp. Repeat from * to * one time. (4 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last corner space. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.

Bind off, weave in ends.

Happy Crocheting!

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