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Sandscapes Scarf FREE PATTERN

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Sandscapes Scarf Crochet Pattern

©2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

2 skeins Red Heart Unforgettable 100% Acrylic medium weight yarn (each skein 3.5 oz/100 g; 270 yards/246 meters)- color “Pearly”

6 mm crochet hook

yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 4 sc= 1 inch, 4 rows in pattern= 1 inch

Finished Measurements: approx. 54 inches long x 7 1/2 inches wide

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

sk- skip

sp (sps)- space (spaces)

Instructions:

Ch 35

Row 1- in the back bump of the foundation ch, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in ea ch across, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Row 2- sc in the 1st sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in the next sc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in the next sc) repeat the ( ) across the row, ch 1, turn (11 ch-2 sps and 12 sc)

Row 3- sc in the 1st sc, make 2 sc in the 1st ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc, (make 2 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc) repeat the ( ) across the row, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Row 4- sc in ea sc across the row, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Repeat rows 2 though 4 for pattern 84 x’s, and then repeat rows 2 and 3 one more time each and fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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Chugging Along

A preview of what’s to come…

This is almost complete. In the end it will be a scarf. I’m using Red Heart Unforgettable,  in the color “pearly”.  I love the striping effect and the fuzzy fibres. I’m using a 6mm hook and coming up to the end of the second skein.  I was thinking of trying to make a matching hat, but I’m also thinking I’d like to try knitting a hat with this yarn instead. I have one skein of it left.

And this is going to be a slouchy hat, comprised mostly of clusters. I’m using Vanna’s Choice in the color “periwinkle “, with a 6mm hook.

My yarn bin is overflowing.  It seems to be that as I use up one skein I replace it with 2 or 3 more skeins, lol. I told my husband that I’d like to sign up for one of those yarn-of-the-month clubs but his lack of enthusiasm about that idea leads me to believe that I should use up at least some of what I’ve got on hand before mentioning that idea again, lol.

A few days ago I picked up 5 skeins of Caron Simply Stripes in the color “jersey shore”. I can picture it becoming a c2c or perhaps a kids poncho or hat, scarf and mitten set.

I have a few amigurumi projects in the works, but they’ve been put on hold. I find it very difficult to work on them, especially the assembly of them, with my daughter hanging off of me.

I would really love to try to knit a shawl or wrap. I’ve crocheted many in the past, but never knit one. I have 4 skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes in the color “boardwalk”, and I think that would look great as a shawl or wrap, but I don’t know if 4 skeins is enough.

I could go on and on about what yarn I have and my ideas for what they will become, but, I think I should spend some more time working on my current WIP’S first! Lol

On that note, I’m off to see what progress I can make on my projects today…

Enjoy your Sunday!

Amanda 🌹⚘🌼

Free Pattern Friday- Week #1- Meet In The Middle Scarf

So here it is. The scarf I made for my dear sweet husband 🙂 I finished it just in time to post it as the free pattern for the first “Free Pattern Friday”.  The colors appear a bit off in the photo, but that’s thanks to poor lighting and a once good but now not-so-good smartphone camera, lol.

This scarf is pretty basic. It’s made of two halves which are identical to each other (all hdc’s), and then joined together in the middle with a few simple stitches with yarn and a yarn needle.

I decided to construct the scarf in this manner, rather than just crocheting one long piece, because I wanted both ends of the scarf to look the same. I did not want to include a fringe on it to cover up the difference between the foundation chain end and the fastening off end.  Perhaps there is a different way to make both ends of a scarf look the same, but I do not know it.

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Meet In the Middle Scarf

© Amanda Bryant 2015

Materials-

Red Heart Super Saver (I used “Medium Thyme” as Color A, and “Black” as Color B.) medium worsted weight yarn.

6.5 mm hook

yarn needle

**Tip- after completing Row 1, use a safety pin to mark the “RS” (right side) of the work, to make it easier to join the two halves in the end.

Dimensions of finished scarf- approximately 62 inches long x 7 inches wide. (each half is about 31 inches long, each color block is about 3 1/2 inches long)

Gauge- 6 hdc=2 inches; 5 rows= 2 inches

Instructions-

(Make 2 halves)

With Color A, ch 21

Row 1 (RS)- hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 19 ch’s across, ch 1, turn (20 hdc)

Row 2- hdc in each hdc across, ch 1, turn (20 hdc)

Repeat Row 2 six more times, for a total of 8 rows of Color A from the beginning of the piece. At the end of the 8th row change to Color B.

Next- *In Color B, repeat Row 2 eight times. At the end of the 8th row, change to Color A. In Color A, repeat Row 2 eight times. At the end of the 8th row change to color B.*

Repeat from * to * until there are five blocks of Color A and four blocks of Color B.

Next- In Color B, repeat Row 2 four times (=4 rows of Color B). Fasten off.

Now, repeat this half over again so that you have 2 scarf halves.

Joining the two halves-

To join the two halves, lie the scarf halves down end to end (meeting in the middle) with each other, with the RS facing down and the WS facing up toward you.  With Color B and a yarn needle, join the two pieces with a simple whip stitch through the BACK LOOPS ONLY of the final row of each half (so, first you will thread the yarn through only the back loop of the first stitch of one scarf half, and then through only the back loop of the first stitch of the second scarf half. Then you will repeat this with the second stitch, and all the way across all 20 stitches). When completed, the join will look like this (nearly invisible):

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When the scarf is joined in the middle, next comes the daunting task of tying in all the loose ends from the color changes (unless of course you decided to tie them in as your work progressed, which might be a good idea if tying in a lot of loose ends at once stresses you out 🙂 )

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me (leave me a comment below, or email me at crochetonthebrain@yahoo.com ). I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

Enjoy your weekend!

Amanda