Now really is the time that we should all be planning and starting any handmade holiday gifts. Most years I begin making mine in January because I have this procrastination problem. (The problem is that I have no difficulty procrastinating.) However, just like last year, I'm sure I'll still be crocheting like a mad woman on December 23rd rushing to finish that one last piece. Anyhow, now is a great time to start gathering yarns and patterns and planning your projects so you don't end up in a last minute crunch. This is why so many designers and crafters offer "Christmas in July" specials and why I'm posting a Christmas in July present for all of you. Enjoy!
Free Big Girl Scarf (#1) Crochet Pattern:
All instructions use American terminology and standard abbreviations
about 6-8 oz. or 3-4 balls of worsted weight cotton yarn
size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
stitch markers or lengths of scrap yarn (optional)smaller hook or yarn needle for weaving in ends
A note about supplies:
Any worsted weight yarn will work for this project and gauge is not important. Some acrylics (such as Red Heart Super Saver) are a bit loftier than my favorite cotton so you may wish to go up a hook size to accommodate your yarn. Keep in mind that this will affect the finished size, but it's a scarf, so gauge really isn't crucial. You may also wish to pick up a few extra balls of yarn when you shop for this project since I hope (time permitting) to post matching mittens and a matching hat before Christmas.
Each row will have 219 stitches.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn
Row 2: ch1, sc in 1st ch, [ch1, sk next ch, sc in next ch] across ending w/sc, turn
Row 3: ch1, sc in 1st sc, [sc in ch1 sp, ch1, sk next sc] across ending w/sc in each of last 2 sc, turn
Row 4: ch1, sc in 1st sc, [ch1, sk next sc, sc in ch1 sp] across, sc in last sc, turn
Row 6: ch1, working in back loops only sc in each st across, turn
Row 7: ch1, working in front loops only sc in each st across, turn
Row 8: repeat Row 6
Row 9: ch1, working in front loops only sc in 1st st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] repeat to end, turn
Row 10: ch1, working in back loops only dc in 1st st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] repeat to end, turn
Rows 11-13: repeat Rows 9-10 ending w/a Row 9
Row 14: ch1, working in back loops only sc in each st across, turn
Row 15: ch1, working in front loops only sc in each st across, turn
Rows 16-17: repeat Rows 14-15
Row 18: ch1, sc in 1st st, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] repeat to end, turn
Rows 19-21: repeat Rows 3-5
finish off, weave in ends
The finished project, as written, measures about 6 1/2" x 65". Increasing the length is easy; simply add 4 chains for each inch you want to increase. Always increase by an even number of stitches.
I have made this pattern exactly once, directly from these instructions, and I love how it turned out. It has not yet been tested, so I would love your feedback. Please let me know if it requires any corrections.
Your input is more than welcome. Feel free to email me with photos or any questions regarding this pattern at BigGirlJewelry@yahoo.com or post a comment below.
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