Today I'm going to give you a pattern for the Treble Scarf. It's super easy and cute! But before I do that, let's get to some exciting stuff. A yarn giveaway!! What's better than free yarn? Not much! So if you want to enter, follow this link: http://spunkyrealdeal.blogspot.com/2012/10/artisan-yarn-by-elysa-wooly-review.html# and hurry!
Alright now to the pattern. I haven't written a pattern before so bear with me. The gauge doesn't matter, use whatever size hook your yarn suggests. Note that a thicker yarn will result in a thicker, warmer scarf and a thinner yarn will make a lightweight, airy scarf.
Start off with a chain of around 20 or as wide as you want your scarf to be (not long). Make it a little longer than you think it should be (it doesn't look as wide as you think it is once you start building a few rows on top of it). Chain 1 more. Turn
Row 1: single crochet in each stitch. Chain 1. Turn. Repeat twice, but after you finish the second row chain five times before turning.
Row 2: double treble in each single crochet. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 3: single crochet in each stitch. Chain 1. Turn. Repeat but after the second row chain 5 before turning.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the scarf is as long as you want. Add an extra row of single crochets at the end of the scarf so it looks just like the beginning. Tie off and weave in ends.
I like to vary the treble stitches I use. For example, in one row I might follow the pattern and use double trebles, but the next time I might use a normal treble or a triple treble. The first time I made this scarf I changed the size of each row randomly. The second time I used an ABACA pattern, that is my rows were double treble, treble, double treble, triple treble, double treble, treble, etc. (for tutorials on the treble stitches see here or here or here or even just Google it)
Here are some photos of the process to help you along the way:
Here it is with Row 1 (the chain and single crochets) and part of Row 2 (the treble stitches, here they are double treble stitches).
After you finish a row of trebles, especially the first row, it might flare out like this. Don't worry, just keep going. It will straighten out when you do the single crochets back across.
See! All better :) This was after I finished 2 rows of single crochet.
Here it is with a few more rows. Keep going until it reaches the length you want.
Since this scarf is very simple, you can change it up in lots of ways. Some of my favorite additions to scarves include rosettes (as seen in my prior post) and fringe/tassels. You could also add any other shape crocheted or cut out of felt. Cute things like hearts, stars, animals, etc would be great for children's scarves!
I am selling the finished scarf in the pictures once I open my Etsy shop (this weekend!!). Aren't the colors just lovely? It's very warm too, great for winter. Check back for a link to my shop!
You may use this pattern however you choose. Although if you make this (with or without variation) I would love to see it! Post a comment with a link to your work.
Lots of Love,