12 Weeks of Christmas CAL #1
YAY! It’s time to begin the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop Crochet Along (CAL) sponsored by Red Heart and hosted by The Hooked Haberdasher, Charmed By Ewe and Pattern Paradise. Starting off our blog hop CAL is the first pattern released in this fun twelve week CAL – The Scrumptious Scarf designed by me, The Hooked Haberdasher! Did you miss the details of how to get involved in our CAL? Just hop on over to this post for all of the information on the CAL, blog hop, giveaways, and patterns; along with how to join our facebook group!
This week’s pattern spotlights Red Heart Boutique Infinity yarn in the colorway Thunder. This yarn is a category 5, bulky weight yarn and comes in eight different colorways which have a beautiful subtle monochromatic gradient variegate. The fiber content of the Boutique Infinity is a wonderful blend of 69%Acrylic, 11% Wool, 10% Polyester,6%Nylon,4%Metallic, giving the resulting fabric a beautiful drape which is very soft and feels wonderful against the skin. The skein weighs in at 100g/3.5 oz, measuring 129 yards. I can say hands-down this yarn is really fun and fast to work with, resulting in a scrumptious finished project. I will most definitely use this yarn again and again!
Now on to the Scrumptious Scarf pattern!
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
- Bulky yarn, category 5; 300-350 yards. Model made with Red Heart Boutique Infinity
- Crochet hook size – US K-10.5 (6.5mm)
- Yarn/tapestry needle
Size: 7-8” x 6-7’ (including fringe)
Gauge: Not necessary for this project
Abbreviations: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; PUFF = puff stitch; sp = space; sk = skip; st(s) = stitch(es); R = row; rep = repeat; Vst = V-stitch
How to read this pattern:
- Asterisks indicate to repeat stitches within the ** as instructed.
- Instructions within brackets [ ] are worked into the same st. Example: [dc, ch1, dc] = one double crochet, chain 1, one double crochet worked into the same stitch.
- Parentheses ( ) at the end of a round = total st for that round.
- V-Stitch (Vst): [dc, ch1, dc] all into same st.
- Puff unlocked (PUFF): *Yarn over, insert hook into specified st and pull up a loop*, repeat two more times; with 7 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops. (*tip – pull your loops up to the height of a double crochet stitch)
- Ch3 counts as a dc
- If you consistently turn in a counterclockwise fashion throughout your project, your selvage edges will be nice and tidy.
- The first time you work R2 from a foundation row, your last dc will be worked into the top of the 3rd ch of the turning ch of the foundation row.
- For a visual photo tutorial on the stitch combination used in this project, please see my “In Stitches, Vol 2” tutorial V & Puff Stitch Pattern.
Foundation row: Chain 28
R1: Vst into 5th ch from hook; *sk 2, Vst*, repeat to last two sts; sk1, dc into last ch; ch3, turn. (8 Vst)
R2: *Vst into each ch1 space (center of Vst) of previous R* across; work 1 dc into top of turning ch; ch3, turn. (8 Vst)
R3: *Sk dc and ch1 sp; dc into next dc (2nd post of your Vst of previous R), ch1; cross in front of dc just made and working back into the skipped dc, work a PUFF*, rep * across; dc into top of turning ch; ch3, turn. (8 PUFFS)
R4: *Work a Vst into the ch1 space at the top of your PUFF from the previous R* rep * across; dc into top of turning ch; ch3, turn. (8 Vst)
Repeat rows 2 through 4 until you’ve reached your desired dimension, ending with a R2. Finish off and weave ends. After a few rows, your project should look like this.
Find something around your house that is approximately 6-7” wide with a depth of 1-2” (a hardback book works great); I used my bead case to wrap yarn around. I had 17 spots along each short edge of my scarf that I wanted to add fringe to. I added 2 yarn pieces to each spot for my fringe, so I made 34 wraps and repeated that one more time, for 68 total pieces of yarn for my fringe. I then cut one edge of my wraps, resulting in even length pieces to use for my fringe. See photos below for the process I used.
©2015, Designed by Wendy Bickford aka The Hooked Haberdasher. All Rights Reserved. The design, pattern, and images are property of The Hooked Haberdasher. You may use this pattern for personal use/charity. Sale of finished item is also permitted with pattern credit given to www.thehookedhaberdasher.com. No part of this document may be reproduced, altered, or distributed in any form, or by any means, without express written permission from Wendy Bickford.
Here’s your supply list for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop CAL, week #2. Next week’s project designed by Janaya from Charmed By Ewe, will be posted on her blog on 09/18 with all the pattern details.
- Red Heart Boutique Treasure in any color (200 – 225 yards); I have used Mosaic
- 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Wishing you a wonderful 12 Weeks of Christmas, Week #1!!!
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