Inspiration Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

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We have an amazing designer here on the blog today - Hannah Visan from Lalele Fibre Arts!

Hello! My name is Hannah, the Designer and creative soul behind Lalele Fibre Arts. You can find me on lalelefibrearts.com, on Instagram (@lalele_fibre_arts) and on Ravelry here. I can't wait to see what you create! When I initially started working on this design for a ‘guest designer’ feature on the Hooked on Tilly Life Blog, I had a different idea in mind. I drafted out the pattern and started working on the sample but for some reason, I just wasn’t excited about it. Something didn’t feel right. I got a little frustrated and put it to the side. 

The next morning I woke up and put on a ‘Motivational Work Day’ playlist. My mood lifted and music always gets my creativity flowing! I asked my daughter to pick out five colours of leftover yarn, any colours, they didn’t have to match or work together. She picked THE most clashing colours possible but I think that added to the fun!

I got out my hook and let it do the talking. The colour changes and the stitch patterns seemed to choose themselves and within an hour, I had a small sample and a written pattern draft.

All I needed was a bit of inspiration!

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Materials

Yarn -

  • Stylecraft Special DK (DK weight - Light (3)

  • 100% Premium Acrylic

  • Yardage: 295 m / 322 yd; 100 g / 3.52 oz


Total Yardage: 519 - 570 m / 568.1 - 624 yds; 176 - 193 g / 6.32 - 6.87 oz split into 5 colours

Colour 1

Midnight (1011)   Yardage used: 165 - 180 m / 180.5 - 197 yds; 56 - 61 g / 2 - 2.15 oz 

Colour 2 

Teal (1062) Yardage used: 56 - 62 m / 61.3 - 68 yds; 19 - 21 g / 0.7 - 0.75 oz 

Colour 3

Gold (1709) Yardage used: 115 - 127 m / 126 - 139 yds; 39 - 43 g / 1.4 - 1.52 oz

Colour 4

Spice (1711) Yardage used: 56 - 62 m / 61.3 - 68 yds; 19 - 21 g / 0.7 - 0.75 oz 
Colour 5
 

Plum (1061) Yardage used: 127 - 139 m / 139 - 152 yds; 43 - 47 g / 1.52 - 1.7 oz 

Fringe: For the fringe, you require an additional 24 m / 26.70 yds; 8.2 g / 0.3 oz of your chosen fringe colour or colours. 

Hook - 5mm (US H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions -

  • Darning/tapestry needle

  • Blocking mats/towels

  • Rust proof pins

  • Garment steamer/steam iron

Gauge

17 sts x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 in. in half double crochet (blocked)

  • Gauge is not crucial to this project but varying gauges will affect yardage and final measurements.

Finished Measurement

19 cm x 207 cm / 7.5 in. x 81.5 in.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • bo - bobble 

  • ch - chain

  • dc - double crochet

  • fsc - foundation single crochet

  • hdc - half double crochet

  • rep - repeat

  • sc - single crochet

  • sk - skip

  • st(s) - stitch(es)

  • tr - treble crochet

  • yo - yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES

Bobble (bo). 

Yo, insert hook into next st and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops.

*Yo, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops.

Rep from * until you have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 6 loops on your hook.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES


A long, rectangular crochet scarf. It is worked flat, repeating the stitch patterns until the scarf reaches the correct length. Colour changes are used to emphasise the stitches used in the design. 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • This pattern is written using American Standard Crochet terminology.

  • The chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch, unless otherwise indicated in the pattern.

  • The chain 1 used after making a bobble does not count as a stitch. It is there to keep the bobble nicely in place. Make sure that you skip over this chain when working the next row.

  • This pattern calls for the fsc (foundation single crochet). Should you not wish to use this stitch to start your work, ch 32, sc into the 2nd chain from the hook and then into each stitch across. You will begin working the pattern at row 2.

  • With this pattern, you may find it helpful to weave in your ends at the end of every or every other pattern repeat. I decided to be my ‘future friend’ when making this sample and it felt so good to get to the end and to only have a few ends left to weave in!

    Your stitch count will be 31 stitches when working each row of this scarf.


Pattern

USING COLOUR 1

Row 1: Fsc 31.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in the first st and in each st across. 

Row 3: Rep row 2 (once).


USING COLOUR 2

Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Tr in the first st and in each st across. 



USING COLOUR 1

Row 5-7: Rep row 2 (3 times). 

 

USING COLOUR 3

Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first st and in each st across. 

Rows 9-10: Rep row 8 (2 times).

Row 11: Ch 1, turn. Sc into the first 3 sts, *bo, ch 1 tightly, sc into the next 3 sts. Rep from * until end. 

Rows 12-14: Rep row 8 (3 times). 


USING COLOUR 1

Row 15: Rep row 2 (once).



USING COLOUR 4

Row 16: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first st and in each st across. 

Row 17: Rep row 16 (once). 

Row 18: Ch 3 (this counts as the first dc st and a ch 1), turn. Sk the next st. Dc into the next st, *ch 1, sk the next st, dc into the next st. Rep from * until end. 

Row 19: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first st and in each st across, ending with a sc in the second chain of the ch 3 from the previous row. 

Row 20: Rep row 16 (once).


USING COLOUR 1

Row 21: Rep row 2 (once). 


USING COLOUR 5

Row 22: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first st, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st. Rep from * until end. 

Row 23: Ch 2, turn. Dc in the first st, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st. Rep from * until end. 

Rows 24-27: Rep rows 22 and 23 (2 times). 

Rows 28-235: Rep rows 2-27 (8 times) Your scarf will have 9 pattern repeats in total.


USING COLOUR 1 

Rows 236-237: Rep row 2 (2 times). 


USING COLOUR 2

Row 238: Rep row 4 (once).  



USING COLOUR 1

Row 239-240: Rep row 2 (2 times).

Row 241: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first st and in each st across. 

FINISHING 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 


BLOCKING

Blocking is a very important part of this design. There may be some variation between the stitch patterns and blocking allows you to create a nice, even and straight edge. It also adds a lovely softness and drape to the finished scarf.

Using pins and blocking mats or towels, pin out your scarf to the finished measurements. 

Holding your garment steamer or iron on the steam function, 2.5 - 5 cm / 1 - 2 in. away from your scarf fabric, saturate your scarf with steam. Make sure that your steamer or iron does not touch the scarf, especially if you are using a synthetic yarn! Your scarf should feel damp to the touch. 

Let your scarf dry completely before unpinning. 

FRINGE 

If you would like to add a fringe to your scarf, cut 3 strands of yarn measuring 25 cm / 10 in. long. For the fringe on this sample, I used colours 2, 3, 4 and 5. 

The fringe will be placed in the first stitch of the foundation row and in every other stitch across. You will also repeat this across the last row of your scarf.

Step 1: Place your crochet hook through the stitch from the wrong side to the right side. 

Step 2: Fold your strands in half. Using your crochet hook, pull the loop side through the stitch. Do not pull the loop all the way through. 

Step 3: Use your hook to pull the loose ends of the yarn through the loop. 

Step 4: Pull tight to finish off. 

Cut 3 more strands of yarn and repeat until the fringe is complete on both ends of the scarf.


Remember to check out Hannahs blog lalelefibrearts.com, Instagram (@lalele_fibre_arts) and Ravelry here.

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