Thursday, January 19, 2017

Faerie's Enchantment Scarf

   The double crochet cross stitch worked in rows make a warm fabric that is full of texture. Although this stitch is quite thick, it has an almost-lacy look that adds to its elegance. And with the easy pattern repeat, you might find yourself enchanted by this pattern, too... I can just imagine some winter faeries frolicking in a frozen forest while wearing this set!

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  Using Caron Cakes yarn, I worked the scarf to 60" (152 cm), had enough to make the matching hat, and still had some left over. In the video tutorial, I explain that the reason I stopped short on this scarf was simply to match the colors at the ends... If you would like a longer scarf and want to make the complete set, you may want to start with the hat. If you want to make yours wider than the 6" (15 cm) shown, I can't guarantee if you'll have enough for the whole set.

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Skill level:
Easy-Intermediate


Materials:
Caron Cakes yarn or equivalent
-worsted weight (4) 80% acrylic, 20% wool; 7.1 oz / 200g per ball
Crochet hook size H/8 - 5.00 mm 
Yarn needle


Gauge:
In 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
8 pattern stitches across (16 double crochet total)
8 rows

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Notes:
Chain-1 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.

Each row begins with chain-1, and a double crochet will be made in the first stitch.

Pattern is worked in multiples of 2; plus 2 (for beginning and end stitches)

Find a full video for this scarf here:
https://youtu.be/61gcsWtD9TY

*Please check after the written pattern for an extra note about color changes!


Stitches:
(American terms)
Chain
Double crochet

Pattern stitch:
Double crochet cross stitch - Skip one, make a double crochet. Yarn over for a double crochet. Working behind the stitch just made, insert hook from front to back in the skipped stitch (or chain). Complete the double crochet while working behind the first stitch.


Instructions:

The version shown is worked with 10 pattern stitches across. To begin, chain 23. (That's 20 for the pattern stitches + 2 for the beginning and end stitches, and one more to make the beginning chain-1.)

Row 1:
Beginning in the second chain from the hook, make a double crochet. (Skip one chain, make a double crochet. Make a double crochet in the skipped chain) x10. Make a double crochet in the last available chain.
(22 stitches total)


Row 2 and all following rows:
Chain 1, turn. Make a double crochet in the first stitch. (Skip one, double crochet; double crochet in the skipped stitch) x10. Make a double crochet in the last available stitch.


Work to desired length; bind off and weave in ends.

*About those color changes: I let the magic of Caron Cakes happen on its own, and ended up with color changes in the middle of rows. To avoid the jog, you can cut and rejoin your yarn when you reach a new color in the Cake. Pull the new color through the last two loops of the last double crochet in the row.
Most of the colors change so subtly that it can't be noticed... But there's one spot between a bold and pastel tone that bugs me.

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  Well, now I have the new camera and a dummy! All I have to do is learn to not dress the dummy in the same color as the pattern. And to use the right lens so I can get the whole project in the picture! I'm not happy with the photo, but I want to show this scarf worn in the "keyhole" fashion, just because I like it that way:

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Happy Crocheting!

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