Thursday, September 5, 2013

Emily's Scarf - Free Pattern

I had the idea for this scarf several months back when I first designed the Spring scarf. However, with other patterns having priority, this design hit the back burner. I received an email from Emily, who kindly thanked me for my efforts. She explained that she was once a victim and that these scarves really do help. I offered to make a scarf in her honor, and she requested the Spring scarf. I felt I could do more. I pulled out my idea and finally wrote it out for Emily. That is where it gets the name. I hope that you will love this pattern and make one to send to the Handmade Especially organization. There is too much abuse; there is a need for an outpouring of love, and it can be from you.

Size K crochet hook
Soft yarn (medium weight)
Sewing needle
Initial chain should measure about 2-2.5"

Ch 9
Row 1: (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in 6th ch from hook, dc in last ch, turn
Row 2: Ch 3, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp of previous row, dc in the third ch of the ch-3 of the previous row. Turn
Repeat row 2 until project is the desired length (about 60 inches), ending with an odd number of motifs (squares, diamonds, shells, whatever you call them!) so the edging is even.
Final row: ch 6, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 6, sl st to first sc.

Round 1: Ch 1 and sc in same stitch. Working along the side, 2 sc in each dc sp, 1 sc in the top of each dc. In the corner chain space: sc 2, ch 2, sc 2. Sc once in the space between the motifs, repeat corner chain space, and continue working along opposite side as described. After the last corner, sl st with first sc.
Round 2:  *sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * until you reach the corners, then: 8 dc in the ch-2 sp, sc in the sc, 8 dc in the ch-2 sp of adjacent corner, and repeat entire row again. Fasten off by attaching to first dc of the first shell.

Please let me know if you find any problems as this pattern has not been proofed.