Last modified on 11 July 2009, at 01:12

Introduction to Crochet/Sea scarf

The sea scarf

This scarf was designed with the California coastline in mind. Think of an outdoor restaurant table by the beach at sunset, or a stroll through the sand during a cool offshore breeze, or maybe just imagine getting strangled by a fashionable piece of seaweed. Suitable for sweater weather in spring and fall.

MaterialsEdit

  • 1 6mm hook (U.S. size J)
  • 2 skeins Bernat Bamboo Natural Blends, Dill color 161092
  • 1 skein Caron Pizazz ribbon yarn, Meadow color 0005, article PZ1000

ConstructionEdit

Crochet can be much simpler than it looks. This is a basic pattern using only double crochet and chain stitch. The ribbon is woven in afterward.

Only two stitches are needed to make this scarf: chain stitch and double crochet. Actually the pattern is quite simple; it's a basic offset filet. The fancy effect is created by weaving ribbon yarn through the gaps after the crochet work is done.

The yarn is 88% bamboo, which looks like raw silk and behaves something like rayon.

InstructionsEdit

  • First row: chain stitch 154, plus 2 for the turning chain.
  • Second row: double stitch 2, chain stitch 2. Repeat 38 times. At end of row, double stitch 2.
  • Third row: chain stitch 4. Make two double stitches wrapping around the previous chain, then chain stitch 2. Repeat. At end of row, chain stitch twice followed by 1 double crochet into the previous row turning chain.
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 for as long as there's enough yarn to complete a row.

Should make 10 rows total, with 9 sets of gaps between them. If the yarn runs short then it can be a 9 row scarf (not much different). Gauge is not important as long as it remains even.

Weaving the ribbons in a staggered pattern creates a diagonal effect.

Measure ribbon yarn into strips two feet longer than the crochet. Cut enough pieces to fill each row. Weave ribbons through gaps, taking care to minimize twist. Secure at endswith a simple knot. Stagger the ribbon weave to create a diagonal effect.