With the colder weather in autumn and winter, I decided to create pieces to coordinate with the my inventory of fingerless gloves. (http://www.lilcreates.com/lillians-blog/crocheting-the-last-skein. My first instinct was to crochet a hat with the stock left- over skeins I had used to make the chunky weight gloves However, I knew that a scarf would finish off some of the sets.
The taupe remaining yardage crocheted from my Lion Brand Scarfie evolved into my favorite beanie from Lakeshore. With an additional skein, I would have a regular length scarf about 45 inches long. When I applied a shawl pin, the scarf worked well at the neckline of my beige trench coat. After my first creation, wanted a longer model and bought an additional skein to crochet a 60 inch scarf.
The second scarf was created with with light grey and pale pink tones. I was able to make a simple looped tie closed the scarf with a silver pewter scarf pin to that the layers would lie flat. What makes this scarf different from others that I have crocheted is that I have crocheted in two different directions.
Pattern: Two Directional Crocheted Scarf
Approximately 1 skein of Lion Brand Scarffie (#5) for a scarf 45inches long x 7 1/2 inches wide (312 yards)
1 2/3 skeins of Lion Brand Scarfie (#5) for a scarf 60 inches long. x 8 1/2 inches wide (approximately 500 + yards)
An equivalent heavier weight Worsted or Aran of 225 grams or approximately 500 yards would also work for the longer scarf. An Ombre Yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver would also produce the desired effect.
Crochet Hook: I or 5.5mm
Part 1: Chain 15 stitches. You will be making short rows in this section.
Row 1: Half Double Crochet in the second stitch from the hook. (14 stitches)
Row 2: Chain 1. Half Double Crochet (HDC) in the backlog only (BLO) across the row. (14)
Repeat Row 2 until you reach the desired length. Your panel will be about ___ inches wide and about 3 1/2 inches long. A single turning chain is used so that there will not be a gap at the beginning or ends of the rows. By crocheting in the BLO you will be forming ridges across the short rows. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Part 2: Turn
Row 1: HDC [picking up stitches as you work your way along the length of the scarf.
Row 2: HDC on the BLO as you crochet along the length of the scarf. Ch 1. Turn to begin the new row. Repeat these long rows until you have crocheted about 5 inches.
My width of the long row section of my taupe scarf run 4 inches as I ran out of yarn, but it worked well for the shorter piece.
A wooden or pewter scarf pin is the perfect accent to anchor the layers.
As always I appreciate, your reflections and feedback. Please share your interpretations and phots of your work. I welcome you to join me on my stitching journey.