Thursday, January 21, 2010
Scarf for Automobile Bonnet ~ Free Crochet Pattern
I'm still on my final work through of the Vintage Automobile Bonnet Pattern, but today I want to talk about the scarf. I have decided not to transcribe the scarf from the original pattern, but to give you a pattern of my own instead. This is a scarf I designed 4 or 5 years ago and I think it's a perfect match for this project. It's lightweight, it's an open weave and the best part is that it's super quick and easy to make. It's so easy in fact, that I just can't bring myself to sell the design, I have to give it away!
Jenn's Quick & Easy Open Weave Scarf
This pattern will work with any style yarn and any size hook. It is shown here using Patons Nuance and a size H hook.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (12 sc)
Row 2: ch 5 turn, skip 1st 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in last st. (will create 3 ch 5 loops)
Rows 3-desired length: ch 5 turn, sc in 1st loop, ch 5, sc in 2nd loop, ch 5, sc in 3rd(last) loop
Last Row: ch 1 turn, sc in 1st sc, 3 sc in 1st loop, sc in 2nd sc, 3 sc in 2nd loop, sc in 3rd sc, 3 sc in 3rd(last) loop. Finish off and weave in ends.
*Teachers ~ This is a great scarf for beginners both young and grown. If you are teaching a crochet class, students love this scarf. It's a project they can work through in less time and feel that great sense of accomplishment!
*Gift Giving ~ If you like to crochet for charity or to give as gifts, this is a pretty scarf that makes up fast. The scarf pictured above is 1.5 yards and was created in 30 minutes.
*Go Crazy! ~ This is the perfect pattern for those novelty yarns! The open weave really showcases eyelash, thick and thin, beaded, coiled, lumpy, bumpy, you name it!
*Expand ~ To make this scarf wider, make your beginning chain in multiples of 4 + 1. For example, to double the width, ch 25. Remember that Row 1 starts by sc in second ch from hook. That's why the + 1.