Monday, December 19, 2011

Scrapadelic Scarf


I made this scarf a long time ago...maybe 3 years back. Anyway, I listed it in my Etsy shop and recently someone asked how to make it.

The great thing about this scarf is the colors. You can wear it with a lot of things. Maybe not everything, but I wear it all the time. Even though there are several colors and several ends...there is No weaving...YAaY! I really love stripey projects but really hate weaving in those irritating ends.

This would go great with the Colorful Stripey Mitts...you could make a matching set. All you need is a few scraps of leftover yarn...another great project for getting rid of those pesky leftover balls rolling around in the bottom of your stash basket or bag.


This is a simple pattern great for beginners. All you need to know is a sc and hdc. I use half doubles in a lot of my projects. I guess it's my favorite stitch.

So here you go:

Materials
Worsted weight yarn (I used about 10 different colors)
Size G crochet hook

*No yarn needle needed this time*!!!

Measurements
4 inches wide
60 inches long (not including fringe)

Gauge
not as important for this project

Important
You will leave at least 7 inches of tail when starting and finishing each color. These tails or ends will be the fringe. Change colors for each row.

You can substitute dc instead of hdc for a wider scarf.

Pattern
Ch 181

Row 1: Working in the back ridge, Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each ch across. (180 sc) Finish off. Turn

Row 2-10: Attach new color with sl st to the last stitch worked from previous row. Ch 2 (counts as first st), hdc in the next st and in each st across. Finish off. Turn

Row 11: Attach new color with sl st to last st worked from previous row. Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Finish off.

Fringe

Cut two 12 inch strips of each color. Attach one strand of each color to the end of each row. (Match up the colors) You will have 3 ends for each color on each end. Braid each set. Refer to the photo.


Please leave me a comment if you have any questions. Enjoy!

29 comments:

  1. Great scarf! Such pretty colors :)

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  2. so pretty- love this, liz! thanks for sharing the how-to. :)

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  3. Love it! I like how you braided the ends rather than just leaving them as plain fringe. Cute!

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  4. Thanks for posting! It's so pretty! I love the fringe!

    Genevieve

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  5. Oh boy! I'm making this right away. I'm a sucker for a fringed scarf, and braiding the ends is just brilliant. Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. You're all welcome. Thanks for all the great comments. I love braided fringe. I like to try something new with fringe every time I make a scarf.

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  7. That is a lovely scarf. I have a bundle of Aran weight scraps gifted to me by my lovely sister, now I think I know what they will become! Thank you.

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  8. You're welcome...I hope you love your scarf

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  9. Just found your blog and I love it! Thanks so much for offering free patterns. I've been wanting to make a cowl (hdc is my favorite stitch too) and I'm re-inspired to do so. I love your bright colors too!

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  10. You are very talented...please keep up the blog and the good work!

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  11. Thanks so much. I really appreciate the nice comments and feedback.

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  12. Beautiful work! Looking forward to following and trying your projects!!

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  13. Thanks. I hope you enjoy the patterns!

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  14. Love this will def be making one with whatevers left from my ripple blanket! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. You're welcome. I hope you enjoy the pattern.

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  16. I love the braided fringe idea since I hate sewing in the ends! I started this scarf this evening and already have 5 rows done.

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  17. Love your scarf! Great how everyone can have a different scarf depending on their colors and types of yarn. Wonderful, and thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome. I know what you mean. I have made about three of these and all look so different... That is what's so amazing about color.

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  19. Wow! I just came across your blog via Pinterest. You would not believe - I found a scarf exactly like this today in my local wool shop. They didn't have a pattern for it, so I was going to have to guess at how to crochet it. I'm so glad I found you, now I know how to make it. Thanks so much.

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    1. You're welcome and I hope you love your scarf

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  20. Thanks for sharing your great scarf! I'm in my first craft swap and couldn't decide what to make - now my swap partner will be getting one of these! Thanks again, Bonnie.

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    1. you're welcome. I'm so glad you like it, and I hope your swap partner does too;)

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  21. Seriously awesome, I love the braided fringe!

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  22. I am a beginner crochet-er and was wondering if there is a video on something like this. I am visual and don't yet understand the abbreviations yet.

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  23. I was wanting to use up my left over yarn. I was going to just wing it, but this is better. think I will make a girl size scarf for my Granddaughters in Montana! Thank you!
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    PS i have made 9 cowls with your instructions. I'm addicted to crocheting your cowls.

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  24. Great idea, thanks for sharing, love the plaited fringe. Rowen@Coastal Colours x

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