a little crochet moment

It's been a while since we had a crochet moment on here, hasn't it? I think the last time was when I finished my odds-and-ends blanket back in May, but be assured that my hook has not been idle and here is the result: a lovely soft warm scarf in the baby-soft cashmerino that I bought in the summer.

It's such a beautiful colour and just right for autumn. The stitch is very simple and if anybody is interested, the details are below.

Five balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in shade 025 using a 5mm hook using treble stitch which is double in US crochet lingo (I think).
One shell = 2 tr, 1 ch, 2 tr.

Chain any multiple of 5 stitches, plus 4 extra (I did 44).

Row 1: 1 tr, 1 ch, 2 tr into 4th ch from hook, sk 4 ch, *shell into next ch, sk 4 ch, repeat from * to last ch then 2 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr in last ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 1 tr, 1 ch, 2 tr in first ch space, shell in each ch space to end, 2 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr in last ch space, ch 3, turn.

Repeat row 2 until scarf is desired length.
NB I have edited this to correct the previous instruction which Jacqui kindly pointed out was wrong. I originally wrote 'repeat row 1'. This wouldn't have made sense anyway, so hopefully nobody's scarf has got in a twist. But it's right now (19.11.2012)

Easy!

24 comments:

Annie said...

This is lovely. I am only just learning to crochet, but I am going to give this a try. Scary prospect, but your scarf looks fabulous and you've inspired me, and I can, at least, already hook a treble! Thank you for sharing :D

Sue said...

Annie - if you can hook a treble you can make this scarf! No question. Go for it :-)

Claire said...

Wow sue, your scarf looks wonderful........♥ the colour. Shame it doesn't have a lovely name rather than a number.
Would love to have a go at the pattern, but there's a blanket that needs finishing first....

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Your scarf looks beautiful, thank you for sharing!
That is such a great colour. :)
Vivienne x

Karen said...

I have been thinking about a scalf & this looks perfect. Great colour too. You make such beautiful stuff I am so glad that your painting hasn't stopped you crocheting.X

Mac n' Janet said...

Love the color. Think I'll give it a try too.

Frances said...

Sue, that stitch pattern you chose is perfect for that soft yarn that has such a great hand. The result is just enough lace, just enough structure...that equals a great looking and feeling scarf.

I'm currently moving from project to project, and now think you've helped me to add another to the assortment.

xo

caireen said...

great texture, mouse! congrats Cx

sue said...

What a gorgeous stitch, must try it! have just finished a scarf...............Hmmmm a girl can never have too many scarves though can she!

rossichka said...

What a lovely colour in my favourite green tonality!! And a beautiful scarf! Maybe one day I'll take the hook and learn to stitch. But for now I can only knit (to be honest I haven't done it for ages!!). These days I've been sewing puppets together with my husband for our new performance. So... I have at least a big needle in hands.:0)
Have a golden autumn weekend, Sue!

Gilly said...

That is SO pretty! I'd have a go but I made one I wear a lot last year!

The colour suits you so well, too.

Suzana said...

Beautiful! I've been looking for a scarf that's easy enough for a relative beginner but would teach me something different. This fits the bill nicely -- thank you so much!

Do you happen to remember roughly how long it took you to finish? I'm terrible at guesstimating that. Of course I'll be slower than you, but every bit of data helps. :)

Sue said...

Hi Suzana, I'm sorry I don't remember how long the scarf took me, but I guess it would depend on how fast you crochet and how often you're able to sit down and do a little bit. Good luck with your projects!

Jacqui Dodds said...

Hi Sue
Just s quick question - in your instructions you give details for Row 1 and Row 2 and then say repeat Row 1 until scarf is desired length.
I showed this pattern to a friend of mine who can crochet and she asked if you only had to repeat Row 1 and not both Row 1 & Row 2?
Jacqui

Sue said...

Sorted now Jacqui, thanks for pointing it out.

jonilotter said...

absolutely love this pattern. I have 3 little girls wanting a scarf and this pattern is prefect, it's so quick and easy. Basically I cut the pattern in half, used a 6.00 needle, and super bulky (6) yarn. They are turning out beautiful. Thank you

Inge said...

I love it!

Trouble is I'm just starting to learn how to crochet, did a few amiguri's but this is challenging for me. Do you make the first treble in the first chain from hook and then how do you count the 4th chain from hook after that chain, because there's that treble between it...
Sorry for all these questions but I think that once I get over the first few steps I could do it!

Sandie Beilfuss said...

Inge - count 4 chains from the hook and then complete the treble. This is similar to when you chain an extra 1-3 stitches to accomodate the height of your stitch on the next row.

Sue said...

Yes, just as Sandie says, Inge! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

This pattern is UK pattern, not US. Just thought I'd let you know.

Sue said...

Thank you for pointing that out, Anonymous. Yes, it's UK treble which is US double.

eight by six said...

thanks for sharing your lovely pattern, I started mine yesterday for my mums birthday in 2 weeks time. Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Can you put a video with the instruc5s. Thank you

Anna said...

Hi,

LOVE this scarf and I can't wait to hook it. Could you please tell me what the dimensions are of the completed scarf?

Thank you very much,
Anna
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