Sunday, December 26, 2010

Window Pane Scarf

Family fun time means yarn time for me.  It's not boredom, but just a productive way to keep my hands moving while enjoying conversation.  We spent the last few days with family (as I imagine you did too) and it was WAY colder than I expected.  The frigid North Texas demanded a scarf.  So, as I sat and listened to the wind and my dog howling outside(don't worry, he wasn't outside for long), I came up with this pattern.  It only required a single skein of yarn and a few hours of your time.


Materials: I-9 Crochet Hook, 150 to 220 yards worsted weight yarn (like Malabrigo or Manos Maxima)
This scarf is worked lengthwise, so although you have to get through a long foundation chain, there are only 5 or 7 rows. 




Chain 203, the last 3 chain stitches count as the turning chain

R1: dc across all chain stitches, 200 dc

R2:  chain 4 (counts as turning chain and chain 1), *1 dc, chain 1, skip  one dc from previous row, 1 dc in next stitch.  Repeat from * across all stitches.

R3-? You can make as many mesh rows as you like here, I made one scarf with 5, another with only 3: begin as R2 to last square, make the final dc in 2nd chain stitch over, leaving 3 chain stitches to act as last dc from previous row.

Last Row: chain 3, dc across all stitches, including the single chain stitches between dc.

Tie off, make fringe.

Here's how I make fringe:
First cut lengths of yarn double the desired finished length of fringe, also allow a bit of trim room.  For example, if you want 6" fringe, cut yarn about 12 1/2" long.
Grab a few strands and a hook and pull the middle point of your yarn through work.  Feed tails through resulting loop.  Repeat and space fringe evenly, then trim.


22 comments:

  1. Oh No....don't leave your dog outside in the cold.

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  2. This look like it would work for Florida weather. Thanks for the lovely tutorial!

    ~Kim

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  3. This is the next scarf I'm making, thanks!

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I work at a Cancer Center and this will be my Next Fall/Winter scarf that will be gifted to patients :)

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  5. Thanks for this pattern, found it on Ravelry, I've done it 2 times already It's really a nice scarf !

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  6. Found this on Ravelry and just began my first scarf. It's been a well-needed respite from the daily stresses I've been going through. Thank you for the pattern! And I second Nick above, don't leave your poor dog outside in the cold!

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  7. Thank you for the basis of this scarf; I've made it a couple of times now using various adjustments to create something that is always unique and beautiful. It has been very well received. :}

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  8. Thank you guys so much for the compliments! Enjoy!

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  9. my "holes" dont look as open as yours, what am i doing wrong? Its almost as if i need to stick my fingers in them to stretch the stiches.

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    1. Hmmm...
      Maybe the stitches are just too tight? How about aking the double crochet stitches in the mesh portion into triples?

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  10. Thank you for posting this pattern. I've been trying to make a scarf for 2 weeks and this is the first time I haven't had to start over!! I'll let you know if it turns out. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  11. What a lovely scarf! If you don't mind, I was wondering what the multiple was if we want to make it shorter. Happy Holidays :)

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    1. Oh good! Glad you got it before it took me to reply. Hope it tirned out well.

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  12. I am thinking to make it but rather than work in a long strip rethink the pattern to be...four double on either side and the mesh in between. That way, when I run out of yarn, that is how long it is and not unfinished...got to many of those.

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  13. Thank you for the pattern. This was my first attempt at crocheting with scraps I had left over from an afghan I knitted. It turned out really nice!

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  14. A lovely pattern. I made mine twice as thick with big tassles. Perfect for winter. Thanks!!

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