Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Asymmetrical Scarf Crochet Pattern

I really like the crochet Linen Stitch. Perhaps you call it the seed stitch, or granite, or moss, or woven....whatever you call it, it's easy and has a nice texture. Not too much 'flare' but interesting enough. I chose to use this stitch for a quick stripey men's scarf. I originally intended to write this pattern for men because I don't see many men's scarf patterns and I thought I'd see about making one for my husband (who never wears a scarf but said he would if I made one for him). I decided on a 5 inch width, the linen texture, and the grey tone colors, but I think depending on the colors you choose, it could really suit anyone. I wrote it with strands doubled so it'll work up faster. You could do it in all one color and it'd go even quicker.

Asymmetrical Stripes Linen Stitch Scarf

Skill level: Easy

Materials Needed:
1 skein medium grey (MG), 1 skein light grey (LG), 1 skein black (B) of soft worsted weight yarn such as I Love This Yarn, Red Heart Soft, or Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted
Pattern and scarf shown in picture, created with I Love This Yarn in Black, Greybeard, and Light Gray
Size M or N (9.00 mm) Crochet Hook
Large-eye, blunt needle for weaving ends

Measurement: 5 inches wide, 60 inches long

Gauge: 2 inches=3 linen stitches (ch 1, sc) and 3 rows using 9.00 mm hook

Stitch Reference:
ch=chain, st=stitch, sc=single crochet, sk=skip sp=space

Divide each skein into two roughly equal balls.
Holding 2 strands together throughout,
Beginning with color MG, Ch 13
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across
tip-working your stitches into the back rib of the chain creates and nicer beginning edge
Row 2: ch 2, turn. Sc in 4th st from hook, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st. Repeat from * across.
Row 3: ch 2, turn, sc in 1st ch 1 sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from * across.

For the remainder of the scarf, follow the color sequence below, repeating row 3 for the required number of rows in each given color.

MG for 3 more rows (6 rows total)
LG for 19 rows
B for 11 rows
LG for 4 rows
MG for 22 rows
B for 3 rows
LG for 3 rows
B for 17 rows
LG for 24 rows
MG for 13 rows
LG for 3 rows
MG for 6 rows
B for 10 rows

Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Tip-weaving your ends diagonally in one direction and diagonally back the other direction, in the shape of a "V", will secure them well.

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