Sunday, September 11, 2011

"Autumn Morning" Crochet Scarf

A friend of mine just turned 25 (for the 6th year in a row). I don't usually make a big deal of my friends' birthdays, but once in a while I like to do something nice. So, for his birthday this year, I decided to make him one of his favorite fashion accessories - a scarf.

Above: I chose autumn colors because he mostly wears orange, green or blue clothing. The brown has a slight magenta hue to it, complimenting the cooler colors beautifully. I used a bamboo yarn (details below), which has a lovely shimmer to it. It's very soft and smooth, making it a bit tricky to work with, but the finished result has a lot of flexibility and a comforting weight to it. 

Above: The pattern uses stitches that cross over each other, creating extra texture in the crochet. Although I like to use a variety of colors in my crochet projects, I think this stitch might look best if crafted in one color.

Crochet Pattern for "Autumn Morning" Crochet Scarf

Chain a multiple of 6 plus 5

Row 1: Crochet 1 sc (single chain) in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain to the end. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: Crochet 1 sc in the first sc, *skip 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dcin skipped sc, 1 sc in each of next two sc. Repeat from * to end, ending with 1sc in last sc. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 3: Skip first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc, *skip 1 sc, 1 dc in the next sc, 1 dc in skipped sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 dc; rep from *, ending 1 dc in last sc. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 4: 1 sc in first dc, skip next sc, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in skipped sc, *1 sc in each of the next 2 dc, skip 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in skipped sc; repeat from * to end, ending with 1 sc in the top of the turning chain. Chain 2 and turn.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 to create the pattern.

Above: The finished crochet scarf. I added tassles (knotting the ends to prevent tangles) as a contrast to the crochet pattern. 

I used Vinni's cottons' 100% bamboo yarn (Serina), and a 5.5 crochet hook. I used a size 7 crochet hook for the starting chain to prevent that edge being tighter than the body of the scarf. (See more on this method here)
I wouldn't recommend such a smooth, soft yarn for a beginner crochet project, as it can be a bit tricky at times. A similar result can be crafted with cotton yarn, which has more 'grip' and is easier to work with.

Interested in the craft of crochet? Check out Guerrilla Yarn Artists combine Graffiti and Craft for inspiration


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6 comments:

  1. Nice scarf! I like those autumnal colors together and the fringe. Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. Love the colors! Turned out awesome and I hope he loved it. Thanks for sharing with air your laundry Friday!

    xo,
    Jami

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  3. Oooooh So cute! On my to do list :)

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  4. Cool looking scarf, I will have not make one someday.

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  5. Lovely! I came over from Not Baaad Sundays. Love your blog! Hope you'll visit mine too one day.
    Best wishes, Annemarie

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