I saw a scarf on the cover of a crochet magazine in gorgeous fall colors and decided something similar was my next project. I marched to the store and bought some great yarn, downloaded a free pattern and was hoping for a chance to work on it. Two long trips later (one involved spending the night in the airport), my scarf was done. I’m excited! Now the weather needs to get cool. As I write this, Ohio is enjoying 84 degree weather. So, obviously, I won’t be wearing my scarf just yet! I’ll talk you through this pattern a bit and tell you what I used. Let’s go!
MATERIALS NEEDED : (makes one scarf 10″x96″)
- Free pattern download from Red Heart yarn (find here)
- Yarn- I used Lion Brand Landscapes in “Desert Spring” color- 5 balls
- Crochet hook size “J”
TIPS AND TRICKS:
- The pattern is marked “easy”, which is one degree up from “beginner”. The pattern was simple to read and the pattern was easy to memorize, making the process easy to take on-the-go.
- After the initial beginning row, there are only two types of rows, as shown:
As the picture shows, The base row is for building the shells. It consists of chain, single crochet and double crochet stitches only.
The shell row consists of the same stitches only in a different configuration.
3. The scarf is somewhat lacy, but long enough to be worn several ways AND keep your neck very warm. If you prefer a less lacy look, I found a similar shell pattern. The scarf is not as long (although you may add to it until you like the length) and it is also rated “easy”. The alternative free pattern can be found here.
This project went together very quickly. I hope you have a chance to make one for yourself or someone special. Enjoy!