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Roses & Lace Scarf
Patterns can make excellent learning devices. We've all had the experience of working on a pattern that uses a stitch or technique that's brand-new to us. If you encounter difficulties when you're in this situation, rather than allowing frustration to take over, take a deep breath and work slowly and carefully. Read the pattern very closely to see if you've missed any clarifying details. If you still have questions, search for an online video that might show you how the stitch or technique is done.
Here's a free pattern for a lovely scarf, Roses & Lace Scarf, by Annette Stewart, that has great teaching potential. If you have trouble with reverse single crochet, it includes an excellent illustration of how to do this stitch; the pattern also includes a rose and decorative spiral that could adorn many crochet items.
Basic stitches combined with a few dazzling flourishes give high-fashion style to this gorgeous hot pink scarf that can be worn different ways for a variety of chic looks.
Design by Annette Stewart
106 inches, excluding Ruffled
- Plymouth Encore Worsted medium (worsted) weight acrylic/wool yarn (3 1/2 oz/200 yds/100g per skein):
- 3 skeins #1385 hot pink
- Sizes F/5/3.75mm, K/10 1/2/6.5mm and Q/15mm crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
Size Q hook: 7 sc = 3 inches; 1 sc row = 1 inch
Join with slip stitch as indicated, unless otherwise stated.
Chain-3 at beginning of row or round counts as first half double crochet and chain 1 unless otherwise stated.
Row 1: With size Q hook, ch 22, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (21 sc)
Rows 2-106: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.
Working in ends of rows on 1 long edge, join in end of last row at the beg of the row, working from left to right, reverse sc (see Fig. 1) , reverse sc in end of each row across. Fasten off.
Rep on rem long edge.
Ruffle Spiral Border
With size K hook, join in first st on last row, ch 15, working in back lps (see Stitch Guide), 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, [sc in each of next 5 sts, ch 15, working in back lps, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across] across. Fasten off.
Rep on rem end of Scarf.
Row 1: With size F hook, leaving long end, ch 51, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (50 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), hdc in next st, [ch 2, sk next st, hdc in next st] across, turn. (25 ch sps)
Row 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in first ch sp, sl st in next ch sp, 5 dc in next ch sp, sl st in next ch sp, [7 dc in next ch sp, sl st in next ch sp] 3 times, [8 dc in next ch sp, sl st in next ch sp] twice, [9 dc in next ch sp, sl st in next ch sp] twice, [10 dc in next ch sp, sl st in next ch sp] 3 times, 10 dc in last ch sp, do not turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, reverse sc in each st across. Fasten off.
Beg at small end, roll tog, with long end, tack tog at bottom to hold in place.
Gather 1 short end of Scarf tog, tack to hold, sew Rose to gather.
Rep on other end with rem Rose.
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