Saturday, February 11, 2017

Deliberately Delightful Scarf (or Blanket)


This stitch pattern is a favorite of mine now. I love making things with it. My scarf is coming along nicely and so much fun to work on. There's enough changes in the pattern that it keeps you interested.

This first photo is my "draft" or "swatch" to see how it would look. It looks very different depending on your hook size and yarn. My favorite combination is DK and an F hook. My personal opinion is that in order for it not to get too loose (especially for a blanket) that you want it a bit closer together.



The scarf I am working on I am crocheting the long way so I started with 101 stitches. It will draper nice around my neck twice. I am using a #3 weight yarn with a G hook for it.


I wish you could really see how beautiful this yarn is. It is a gray gradient with silver running through it. It is just gorgeous. It's a Premier Yarn but I can't remember what it's called. Anyway, it's turning out so pretty with its bit of bling.

DELIBERATELY DELIGHTFUL SCARF PATTERN

Materials Needed:

Any weight yarn but I prefer DK
Hook appropriate for your yarn choice. I used an F with my DK yarn and a G with my WW yarn
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Stitch Definition:

Bobble: Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st and up to level of work, 3 times in same st, yo, drawn yarn through 7 loops on hook.

Pattern Instructions:

Chain multiples of 3 plus 1 (24 plus 1 for a scarf using WW or 32 plus 1 using DK; 99 for blanket using WW weight or 120 for DK)

Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * sc in next dc, ch 3, bobble in last as the last sc made, skip next 2 dc; rep from * across to turning ch, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch; turn.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr), 3 dc in each ch-3 loop across to last ch-3 loop, skip next sc, tr in last sc; turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip first dc, * skip next dc, dc in each of the next 2 dc, working over last 2 dc made, dc in last skipped dc; rep from * across to turning ch, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch; turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip first dc, dc in each dc across, ending with dc in 3rd ch of turning ch; turn.

Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern.

If you have any questions please let me know. This would also make a beautiful cowl.

NOTE: My friend, Anita (Blacky67 on Ravelry) found an error and I have corrected it in the pattern. Thank you Anita!!!

I am also working on a wrap that has been languishing. I found it as I was putting away my yarn after "the move."


It is called the Happy PatternMix Wrap. The cream is the main part and then I will accent it with RED. I think it will be really pretty. Will I have anything to wear it with? Probably not but it will also make a lovely gift.

This is the designer's image. I'm not going to do multi color -- just the red.


I also made another cute hat for my sister and one for my granddaughter.




I hope you'll give the Deliberately Delightful Scarf a try. Thanks for looking.

HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND!

2 comments:

  1. Lovely crochet projects and glad you are back! There are few crochet blogs compared to knitting and crochet was my first love! LOL! Thank you for sharing your lovely pattern too. Right now I am knee deep in WIP's but who knows?

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    1. Sara, thank you for your sweet comments. I hope you'll try the stitch pattern and let me know if I made any typos or anything.

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