Wednesday, November 30, 2005

GRACIE'S HOODED SCARF

copyright © 11/17/05 Dot Matthews
Gracie's Scarf Gracie's Scarf
Gracies Scarf
SIZE: will fit most adults
Child size instructions are listed at end of pattern
SKILL: intermediate
YOU WILL NEED: Hook size: K/10 1/2–6.50MM
Approx. 10oz/556yds Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (worsted/medium/4)
this project made with Red Heart Super Saver Multicolor in 0317 Reef Stripe

STITCH LIST:
single crochet (sc); double crochet (dc); chain (ch); foundation single crochet (foundation sc); loop stitch. Instructions for doing the foundation sc and the loop stitch are at the end of the pattern.

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS: each (ea); skip (sk); yarn over (yo); stitch (st)
GAUGE: 3 patterns (sc, dc, sk 1) = 2", 5 rows = 2"

INSTRUCTIONS

185 foundation sc, ch 1, turn.

Note: you can substitute ch 186, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, ch 1, turn, for the foundations sc's.

ROW 1: (sc, dc) in first st,
*sk next st,
(sc, dc) in next st. Repeat from * to last 2 sts,
sk next st, sc in last st. ch 1, turn. (185 sts)

ROW 2 thru 17: Repeat row 1 – you will be skipping the dc's and placing stitches in the sc's.

At end of row 17, count 74 stitches from one end of scarf, place a marker in the 74th stitch. Do the same on the other end. The marked stitches and the stitches in between is where the looped stitches will go.

ROW 18: Repeat row 1 to the first marker.
insert hook in next st (with the marker),
with index finger of hand holding yarn, pull up a long loop about 1".


Keep your finger in the loop and place the hook behind the yarn and grab both strands of loop and pull thru st (you will have 3 loops on hook and your finger stuck in the loop), now slip your finger out of the loop and hold it (the loop, not your finger) down out of your way, yo pull yarn thru the 3 loops on hook. (loop st made) – move marker up to the loop st. Make a loop stitch in each stitch from marker to marker. move marker up to the last loop st made.

*sk next dc, (sc dc) in next st. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st.

ROW 19: Repeat row 2 to first marker
sc in st with marker – move marker up, sc in ea st to next marker, sc in st with marker – move marker up,
*sk next dc, (sc dc) in next st. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st.

ROW 20: Repeat row 18 (loop st row)

ROW 21: Repeat row 19

ROW 22: Repeat row 18

ROW 23: Repeat row 19

ROW 24: Repeat row 18

ROW 25: Repeat row 19

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Fold scarf in half with narrow ends together and right sides facing (loops are the right side of scarf). Starting at the fold, whip stitch a seam on the back of the scarf (side opposite of loops) about 10" or whatever is comfortable for you.


GRACIE'S SCARF - CHILD VERSION:
Gracie's Scarf
With J Hook, make 121 foundation sc.

or ch 122, sc in 2nd st from hook and in ea st across to end. (121 sts)

Follow pattern for adult scarf for 18 rows.

Fasten off

Place markers in the 40th st from ea end of scarf and make loop stitches in the spaces between the markers moving markers up as you go.

Follow pattern for adult scarf until you have 25 rows or scarf is as wide as you want.

fasten off and weave in ends.

FOUNDATION SC = ch 2, insert hook in first ch made, yo and pull yarn thru stitch (2 loops on hook)
yo and pull yarn thru ONE loop on hook (you just made a chain and there are still 2 loops left on hook, place a marker in that chain you just made so you will be able to see where to make the next foundation sc)
yo and pull yarn thru both remaining loops on hook (you just made a sc and have now completed your first foundation sc)
to make the next (and subsequent) foundation sc
insert hook in chain (stitch you placed the marker)
yo, pull yarn thru stitch, (2 loops on hook)
yo and pull yarn thru ONE loop on hook (chain made – place marker in chain)
yo, pull yarn thru 2 remaining loops on hook (sc made)

LOOP STITCH = insert hook in next stitch. With index finger of hand holding yarn, pull up a long loop (about 1"), keep your finger in the loop, put hook behind the loop and grab both strands of loop with hook and pull thru stitch (3 loops on hook) slip finger out of loop and hold the loop down against the scarf, yo and pull yarn thru the 3 loops on hook. (loop stitch made)

Links that might be helpful:

FOUNDATION SC

LOOP STITCH

I used the 2nd version of the loop stitch for this project.