Wednesday, December 28, 2011
If you read the last post you will remember the 4 scarves that I started last week. I showed you pics of 3, but not number 4. My little girl, Ireland, recently asked me to make her a scarf. She watched me start all of those scarves last week and decided she wanted one too. So, number 4 is called Ireland's Scarf. I had this pretty Raspberry colored yarn that I thought would be perfect for her.
After I finished, I showed it to her and she said, "I didn't want pink, I want red!"
Ok great...so I went out yesterday to my LYS and bought a bright red for her. So this scarf is mine now. It is a little short, but I'll add a few rows and maybe some fringe and it'll work just fine :)
Ireland requested a "no holes" scarf so I used a very simple stitch. I am a little tired of using half doubles...and I didn't want to use singles either. So I decided to use extended singles. I really like it. It creates a simple but modern look.
I promised to write out the pattern...so here it is
Worsted weight yarn 1 skein for a child, 2 for adult (I used Vanna's Choice in Raspberry)
Size H crochet hook edit: I used an I hook
not as important
Extended Single Crochet (esc): Insert hook in indicated st or row, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook.
Ch 124 (180) I made another and 124 may be a little short
Row 1: Esc in 2nd ch from hook. Esc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Esc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 for a total of 10 (14) rows. Finish off.
You can make the scarf wider by adding more rows.
Change it up by alternating esc rows with dc rows. You can easily alter this pattern to make it more interesting or more to your liking.