This crocheted scarf came to me in a dream.
I was inspired by doing a drop stitch knitted scarf that is basically seafoam pattern. Well I got bored and went to bed thinking, it would be quicker to crochet it. I woke up and could still remember how to do the pattern I had thought of.
I used a 5mm hook and Pure Luxury Merino by Stylecraft 2x50g in shade3637 Lavender.
It is a scarf so use whatever yarn and hook you feel comfortable with. Remember that if you use wool it will grow with blocking which really brings the pattern out.
All terms are in UK.
UK ….single crochet, double crochet. Pattern stitches explained below.
The pattern stitches are basically trebles and extended trebles ( UK ) There are pictures and instructions here… http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa101897.htm
Pattern stitches…..( worked over 5 dc )
Treble, chain 1, Double Treble, chain 1, Triple Treble, chain 1, Double Treble, chain 1, Treble, chain 1.
1/ 1dc in 2nd chain from hook, dc across row ( always 17 stitches from here ), turn
2/ chain 1, 1dc in first 2dc, use *pattern*, 1dc in next 3 dc, *pattern*, 1dc in last 2 stitches, turn
3/ chain 1, 1dc in each stitch ( 17 stitches ), turn
4/ as 3
5/ chain 1, 1dc in first 6 stitches, use *pattern*, 1dc in last 6 stitches, turn
Continue until desired length doing rows 3 & 4 between alternate pattern rows eg, 3,4 2,3,4,5.
What I did in the scarf above was to start the scarf, then I went back to the beginning end and picked up and crocheted 17dc across the start up edge to work the scarf in the opposite direction with the 2nd ball of wool. If you do this remember to make sure that the pattern row is the opposite to the first row made, if working in the opposite direction the first pattern row will be row 5.
It works also just crocheting one way without going back to the middle.
Once scarf is desired length and the same length each side if working from the middle wash and block to open up the pattern., if so desired.
I hope you enjoy this pattern and that the instructions are clear enough.
( It’s the first one I’ve totally written out myself ). Please let me know if they need to be clearer.
Please let me know if you do crochet this scarf as I would love to see it in different yarns.