Let’s crochet today

Good morning readers!

I thought today that I would share some of the crochet patterns that I’ve found around the web.  Some of these will only be links if the original author requests people to not share the actual post.  I do not take credit for the creation of any of these patterns, I just want to share them with you.  Whenever possible I have provided links to the original postings.

 

Scarf Within a Scarf Crochet Pattern (Again I take absolutely no credit for this.  You can fine Mikey and The Crochet Crowd on Facebook HERE)

http://www.thecrochetcrowd.com/en/scarves-infinity-wraps-and-winter-wear/902-scarf-within-a-scarf.html

Create the scarf within a scarf crochet scarf. Mikey created a scarf where another pre-made or store bought scarf could be fed through the centre. This was very popular in the winter of 2012/2013. See how to make your own scarf within a scarf.

Designed by Michael Sellick, Pattern written by Karen S for The Crochet Crowd®.

©2012 The Crochet Crowd

The Scarf Within A Scarf concept was developed by Daniel Zondervan (Diva Dan) in the hopes to intergrate crochet skills with items that can be store bought. Essentially, he’s created a mixed media fusion with one simple concept. Adding a scarf through your original crochet scarf as demonstrated here is optional.

What is great about this project is the speed in which a scarf can be crocheted. There’s a lot of chain work to create the pattern, which simply means many stitches are really quick to crochet.

Scarf Within a Scarf Pattern

1 Ball of 4 Ply Worsted Medium 4 Weight Yarn. I used 1 Ball of Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn. 2.5 oz or 70 g ball. 153 yards. The colour used in this sample is called “Shadow”.

  • Use 6.0 mm or Size J Crochet Hook
  • Karen’s sample (to the right) has been done using 50 g ball of Rico Baby Yarn in Christmassy Red using a 4 mm Crochet Hook. 
  • Abbreviations are: Ch = Chain, DC = Double Crochet
  1. Ch 16. Begin DC 3rd Chain from hook all the way across. Turn. 
  2. Ch 2, DC into the first two stitches, Ch 8, DC into the final three stitches of the row. Turn.
  3. Ch 2, DC into the first two stitches, Ch 8, DC into the final three stitches of the row. Turn.
  4. Ch 2, DC into the first two stitches, Ch 8, DC into the final three stitches of the row. Turn.
  5. Ch 2, DC into the first two stitches, Ch 4, SC around the Rows 2 – 4 Chains to link them together, Ch 4, DC into the final three stitches.
  6. Repeat Rows 2 – 5 until you get the desired length of scarf you want. 
  7. To end this scarf, the final row should be DC all the way across. Fasten off and wave in ends. 

Tips:

  1. If matching to store bought scarf, you may want to take into consideration the length of the scarf that will be fed through so it’s roughly the same length. 
  2. If some of your stitches in rows 5 are not in the center of your scarf. Pull the scarf on the sides and the stitches will even out. 

For Karen’s Funky Scarf Crochet Insert:

Use an 8mm crochet hook and work 190 chains, loosely to protect the yarn.

  • The chart shows the chains in green in the centre row, starting from the left. The gap represents the length you require to match the Butterfly Scarf, and a about two feet more for dangling.
  • Work two Turning Chains to start the First Row proper; then Treble Crochet all stitches, once through each chain. Work 3 extra stitches in the last chain, to turn the corner, then Treble Crochet all chains again on the opposite side of the chain, finishing with 3 extra stitches in the last chain. In my sample piece, I had started with more chains, so just worked until the yarn ran out, without changing the end result.
  • This should produce a piece that feels like a fluffy cat’s tail which you then weave between the diamond-shaped open sections of the Butterfly Scarf. You can of course, wear both pieces independently too – it’s up to you!

Crochet Diagrams

The diagram below shows you the starting point on the bottom left. You keep repeating the chains in the middle throughout the scarf but every 4th you will join the 3 rows of chains under it together.

There is a gap in the diagram showing you at the top on how to finish this scarf.

Scarf Within a Scarf diagram

The diagram below is for a funky yarn insert. This is instead of buying a pre-made scarf to feed through your scarf.

Scarf Within a Scarf diagram 2

I don’t have a picture for this one but it’s too cute not to share.  I’m sure it will brighten your day and have you thinking about trips to the beach this summer!  Key Chain Flip Flop Pattern

Here we have C’s Kerchief

C's Kerchief

Skill level:  Beginner/Easy

Size: One size, approx. 14” wide across top, 10” deep at center point

Materials:

100 yds. light weight cotton or cotton-blend thread or yarn (e.g., Aunt Lydia’s “Fashion Crochet”, Plymouth Yarns “Wildflower”, Tahki “Cotton Classic)

Size G/6 (4.50 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge: In pattern, seven 2-dc groups & 6 spaces = 4”, 7 rows = 3” on size G/6 (4.50 mm) hook

Pattern notes:

Kerchief is worked back and forth in rows from center back point upward, increasing at sides each row to form a triangle shape.

Abbreviations:  beginning (beg), chain (ch), decrease (dec), double crochet (dc), each (ea), group (grp), hook (hk), increase (inc), pattern (patt), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), skip (sk), space (sp), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st)

Kerchief

Row 1: Ch 4, work 2 dc in 4th ch from hk, turn (3 dc)

Row 2 (inc row): Ch 3, dc in same st at base of beg ch-3, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch, turn (two 2-dc grps, 1 sp)

Row 3 (inc row): Ch 3, dc in same st at base of beg ch-3, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk next dc,  2 dc in top of turning ch, turn (three 2-dc grps, 2 sps)

Row 4 (inc row): Ch 3, dc in same st at base of beg ch-3, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk next 2-dc grp, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch, turn (four 2-dc grps, 3 sps)

Row 5 (inc row): Ch 3, dc in same st at base of beg ch-3, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next sp, *ch 1, sk next 2-dc grp, 2 dc in next sp, rep from * across to last dc & turning ch, ch 1, sk last dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch, turn (row has increased by one grp & one sp)

Rep Row 5 until 22 rows from beg have been completed (22 grps, 21 sps).

At end of last row do not turn, do not cut yarn.

Edging:

Working 2 sc in ea row end on sides of triangle, ch 1, work 44 sc evenly down left side of kerchief, work 3 sc at center back point, work 44 sc evenly along second side of kerchief, sc in ea dc & ea sp across top of kerchief, join with sl st to first sc. Do not turn, do not cut yarn.

Optionally, kerchief can be embellished with beads across the top, adding a few at center back point, as shown in red version.

Ties:

Ch 65, sl st in ea ch across until you reach kerchief body (first tie completed), sl st in ea sc across top of kerchief, ch 65, sl st in ea ch across until you reach kerchief body (second tie completed), join with sl st to top right corner st on kerchief. Fasten off and weave in tails.

Copyright 2010 – Designs by KN – www.designsbykn.com

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