Thrilled by the new Cocoon yarn, our thoughts naturally drifted to something.. webby :-). It's a very punk yarn in a way, very suggestive of something organic (starts with an m...) which normally would send thrills of horror down any knitter's spine. We'd also seen some Japanese books which used fluffy brushed wool yarn to make crochet lace, for a very different effect from the usual hard cotton. So this scarf sort of flowed naturally, and we really like the results. It's been published in the Fall 03 issue of Crochet Fantasy.
8" (20cm) x 50"
Working body pattern, two and a half shells should be equal to 8" (20cm) Needless to say, gauge is not critical here.
US: Chain st(ch). Slip st (sl st). Single crochet (sc). Double crochet (dc).
Britain: Chain st(ch). Single crochet (sl st). Double crochet (sc). Treble (dc).
Using crochet size J
ROW 1: Ch 5, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.
ROW 2: ch 3 (make a petal ring: (ch 1, dc 1 into initial ring, ch 5, sl st into dc, ch 1) dc 1) make a total of 4 petal rings, with a dc in between each, except end with a sl st into the top of initial chain.
ROW 3: ch 1 (make a petal: dc 5 into petal ring, ch 1, dc 5 into same petal ring again) make a total of 4 petals, separating them by a sc into the underlying dc. sl st into intial ch, break off several inches of yarn.
Make 4 motifs. Use the long ends of yarn and a yarn needle to sew motifs into 2 pairs, joining the sides of the petals only.
Using crochet size P
ROW 1: ch 21
ROW 2: ch 1 to turn make a shell: (ch 1, dc in 4th foundation ch, ch 1, dc in same st, ch 1, dc in same st, ch 1, sc in 4th foundation ch) twice finish with a half shell: (ch 1, dc in 4th foundation ch, ch 1, dc in same st)
ROW 3 and thereafter: ch 1 to turn make a shell: (ch 1, dc in lower sc at shell edge, ch 1, dc in same st, ch 1, dc in same st, ch 1, sc in middle of next shell below) twice finish with a half shell: (ch 1, dc in ending ch, ch 1, dc in same st) Keep making the same row till you run out of yarn, break off at the end of a row.
Using a yarn needle, join the pairs of end motifs to the ends of the scarf body. Make sure to only join the middle of the petals, there will be a total of 4 attachment points per side. If you want to block, make sure you do so very lightly and never actually press the yarn.
First published: 6 jun 03
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