Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Crocheted Neck Scarves

My most lovely daughter recently obtained her CDL for a commercial bus.  Those of you that have a city bus system in your towns or cities; those are the kind of buses she drives... except she drives them to deliver miners to the mines in the area.  Where she lives it gets quite cold in the winter.  I lived there for 26 years and it is typically 0° to -10° in the winter at night.  She has to get up a lot at 3:30 A.M. to go to work… it is cold outside!  



Awhile back I saw this pattern and asked her if she’d like for me to make it for her. She did and requested black or grey… I opted to make one of each color.  I used Lion Brand Yarn Vanna's choice Black and Grey Marble.  I then purchased these buttons:


The pattern as written by Craftybegonia is:
Ch 49 with Blue and H hook.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th chain from hook and in each ch across. (47 dc)
Row 2- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 tr in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, *1 tr in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, rep from * across, stopping this stitch 6 sts from end of row. Now, proceed as follows: 1 hdc, 1 dc in next dc and in each dc to end of row. Ch 3, turn. Row 3-1 dc in each st across. Row 4- Rep row 2. Row 5- Rep row 3.

Continue alternating these two rows until you have completed 9 rows, ending with a dc row. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Make a shell trim for buttonholes as follows: Join yarn to the narrow edge of the neck warmer, ch 3, make 2 dc in same spot as ch 3, skip a little space, make 1 sc, skip a little space, make shell of 4 dc in next space, *skip a little space across and make 1 sc, skip a little bit, eyeballing it and make a shell of 4 dc, rep from * across. Fasten off and weave in tail. Sew 4 buttons on the opposite narrow edge of the neck warmer which will use these shells as buttonholes (you could do 5 if you wanted, because you are going to wind up with 5 shells, but I left the middle one without a button and it would out really well, choose a size of button that pushes easily in between dc stitches but stays secure and doesn't open up afterwards.)

I opted to change it up a bit:
Leaving a tail of 15 – 18” Ch 59 with color of choice and H hook.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th chain from hook and in each ch across. (57 dc)
Row 2- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 tr in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, *1 tr in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, rep from * across, stopping this stitch 6 sts from end of row. Now, proceed as follows: 1 hdc, 1 dc in next dc and in each dc to end of row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3-1 dc in each st across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4- Rep row 2.
Row 5- Rep row 3.

Continue alternating these two rows until you have completed 9 rows, ending with a dc row.
Make a shell trim for buttonholes as follows: Ch 3, make 2 dc in same spot as ch 3, skip a little space, make 1 sc, skip a little space, make shell of 4 dc in next space, *skip a little space across and make 1 sc, skip a little bit, eyeballing it and make a shell of 4 dc, rep from * across. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Make a shell trim on the other end using the 15 – 18” tail following the same instructions as above.  I wanted the shells on both ends of the scarf.

Sew 4 buttons on one narrow edge of the neck warmer which will use these shells as buttonholes (you could do 5 if you wanted, because you are going to wind up with 5 shells, but I left the middle one without a button and it would out really well, choose a size of button that pushes easily in between dc stitches but stays secure and doesn't open up afterwards.)

That’s it!

This little neck warmer scarf works up quickly and easily.

Thank you Craftybegonia for sharing your pattern!


Shhh... don't tell the daughter that I tried on her scarf before she did!  LOL





Amazing isn't it how different light can cause different colors?


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks Ma for the beautiful scarves! I really like the scarves.

    Your Daughter V

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