Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Just Enough Frills for an Ascot

For my crochet class tonight, I wanted to create a project that is simple, pretty, and only involves the most basic of crochet stitches. Simplicity at it's best.

Worsted Weight Yarn (I used 1 skein of Debbie Stoller's Bamboo Ewe)
9.0 mm Crochet Hook
Darning Needle for weaving in ends

For scarf body,
Chain 18 stitches
Next, Double Crochet into the 2nd chain stitch from the end and then in every chain across. You should have 15 double crochets.
Make a turning chain of 2 stitches, turn work, and double crochet across row in each stitch, maintaining 15 double crochets on each row.
Continue this way until piece measures 28".

For the opening, start the next row as usual and complete 2 double crochets. Then make 12 chain stitches, and then double crochet into the last 2 stitches of the row.
*Update: It seems the opening is better if smaller, as it stretches out a bit.  Instead of 2 dc at each end, make 4, with a ch 8 in the center. 

Make a turning chain and then double crochet all stitches across row, 15 double crochet.
Continue until piece measures 6"-8" from opening and tie off.

Optional Ruffle Edge:
Single Crochet around entire edge of scarf. To turn corners, do 2 single crochet stitches in the same stitch.
Next row, make 3 double crochet stitches into one single crochet stitch, chain 3, skip a single crochet, and then make 3 double crochets in the next single crochet. So, 3 double crochet, 3 chain, skip, and repeat.
In each corner, make 4 double crochets instead of 3.
Tie off at end of round.
That's it!
To wear it, just wrap it around your neck and insert one end into the opening and fluff.
The combo of a large hook and airy crochet stitches makes this scarf look more complicated then it really is.


  1. This pattern is the shiznit. Love!

  2. This really turned out gorgeous! Thank you so much for the pattern.