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Scarf 2

One of my all-time favorite patterns! (And surprisingly simple, too.) This crocheted scarf was worked in one piece from Border-to-Border. The Border consisted of pinstriped single crochet, using one color per row. After one row was made, the working loop of the “old” color was placed onto a stitch holder. Then, the next row was worked with the “new” color. Once that row was done, the loop of the “old” color was transferred back to the hook to commence the following row. In this way, the Border pattern progressed using one color per row. (To negate the need to cut-and-join yarn each time, the color not in use was neatly carried up the side edge.) The Body was also worked with one color per row (in the same manner as the Borders), but consisted primarily of double crochet. Essentially, sets of double crochet were worked over the stitches on the current row and into the stitches in the row below to cleverly create the colorwork pattern. And the best part? Working the pattern in this manner made the entire scarf fully reversible. This is one of those patterns that looked more complicated than it really was. Once established, I found that the 24-row repeat didn’t require a lot of attention and I was fine just checking the work at regular intervals. I love the way the fabric turned out and would definitely make this again. I also think the pattern would make a stunning full-sized afghan in black with a bright rainbow striping.

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Project Description

One of my all-time favorite patterns! (And surprisingly simple, too.) This crocheted scarf was worked in one piece from Border-to-Border. The Border consisted of pinstriped single crochet, using one color per row. After one row was made, the working loop of the “old” color was placed onto a stitch holder. Then, the next row was worked with the “new” color. Once that row was done, the loop of the “old” color was transferred back to the hook to commence the following row. In this way, the Border pattern progressed using one color per row. (To negate the need to cut-and-join yarn each time, the color not in use was neatly carried up the side edge.) The Body was also worked with one color per row (in the same manner as the Borders), but consisted primarily of double crochet. Essentially, sets of double crochet were worked over the stitches on the current row and into the stitches in the row below to cleverly create the colorwork pattern. And the best part? Working the pattern in this manner made the entire scarf fully reversible. This is one of those patterns that looked more complicated than it really was. Once established, I found that the 24-row repeat didn’t require a lot of attention and I was fine just checking the work at regular intervals. I love the way the fabric turned out and would definitely make this again. I also think the pattern would make a stunning full-sized afghan in black with a bright rainbow striping.

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