Friday, August 26, 2005

Spiral Scarf ala Single Crochet

Yesterday as I was crocheting a scarf (I learned how from the crochet goddess at my local Stitch'N Bitch on Wednesday night) and I noticed that my first chain was too tight or I made too many crochets on my first row or something because it had started to spiral. And I thought, "hey that's kinda of cool. I wonder if I should do it on purpose." and kept on crocheting.

This morning I was reading through the threads on KR and came upon the stash busting spiral scarf thread and thought that's it exactly! It would be sooo much easier to crochet this. So I commented on this thought and other people were interested too.

So I tried it out this afternoon and this is the pattern that I came up with:

Spiral Scarf ala Single Crochet

Gear:


  • ~ 300 yards of mohair or yarn of your choice. I used Ironstone Wharehouse (78% Mohair, 13% wool, 9% Nylon)
  • US P or 11.5 mm crochet hook
  • tapestry needle

Specifications:

  • 7 1/3 feet in length
  • 3 inches in width (with spiral seems like more)

Pattern:

  • Chain 101 or whatever length you feel is right for a scarf ( I actually just chained until it was as long as my couch which is my minimum scarf length measure around here. )
  • First Row: single crochet (sc) across 100 stitches
  • Second Row: increase 1 sc into every stitch (200 sts)
  • Repeat first and second rows 2 more times (800 sts) or until desired effect is achieved
  • Weave in ends

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5 comments:

Jeanie said...

Love it, love it, love it! And you're right, SO much faster than the knitted version! Thanks!

HoJo said...

Very cute! I'm always on the lookout for crochet patterns. Thanks for posting. My mom, who loves to crochet, will love using the big hook.

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Vanessa said...

I love your scarf. You did such a great job. I just made one with cashcotton yesterday and I think I'm going to try some mohair very soon.

knitting dragonfly said...

Your spiral scarves are sooo cute and lovely. I can't wait to try one. I attempted a knitted one and frogged it after row one. It was like purgatory!!!
Thanks for the ideas here. Great blog!!
Vicki