The Plan

Update 2017. While we hoped we could revive this project it has not happened. If anyone is interested in taking over, please leave a comment.

Knit lots of hats and scarves for patients and survivors or breast and ovarian cancers to be donated to the Komen Foundation for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate. We fully support monetary fund raising efforts for the cure. But we also want to do something which will go directly to those who need to know there are people rooting for their health and survival. All skill levels are welcome!

Please join us! The 2011 project ends Sept. 15th.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Crochet Pattern for the Scarf

Greetings All -
Lisa, one of our fabulous participants, wrote up the scarf pattern for crocheters. Thanks Lisa!

Crochet Pattern for Pinkknit-a-thon
Yarn Exchange Scarf

Getting started:
YARN: 12 bundles/each bundle= 30yds of various weights and colors
HOOK: Size N/13 (9mm)
GAUGE: 24sts= 8 ½ “and 3 rows = approx.3” in alternating shells pattern with worsted weight yarn, before blocking
NOTIONS: Yarn needle

Stitch Pattern:
Alternating Shells (multiple of 8 chain + 4)
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch for a shell, ch 2, skip 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, repeat from * across, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: 1 dc in next dc, * 1 shell in first dc of next shell, ch2, skip 4 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, repeat from * across, end last dc at end of last repeat in top of turning-ch, ch 3, turn.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

The pattern will create a wavy edge at the finished end of the scarf. So that both edges of the scarf have wavy edges you can add a crocheted scallop edge to the beginning chain row (how-to instructions are below in the scarf pattern). Sample is shown with and without the scallop edge.
The 30yds of yarn will give you various options for arranging the color layout for the scarf:
-The scallop row can be crocheted with the same color or different color from the first rows (as in sample).
- You can crochet 6 rows of the same color before changing colors or 3 rows of the same color in two separate sections of the scarf. Sample is shown with 3 rows of two different colors and 2 rows of another weight/color yarn.
If you want, the scarf can be made narrower and add a scalloped edge all around the scarf. To do this it may be helpful to know that 1 row in pattern stitch uses approx 4 ¾ yds of yarn with worsted weight yarn.

Lay out yarns in desired color sequence. Consider the weight of the yarn and how they will work with each other.
Ch 28.Work in alternating shells patt. If you have chosen to add on the scallop edge on the beginning chain row you will need to do 2 things: put aside approx. 5 yds of yarn in the color that you want for the scallop edge and crochet 1 less row at the start of the scarf (ex: if you plan to do 6 rows, then only do 5 rows; if 3 then only do 2 rows).
Change colors in the sequence you decided upon (ex: every 6 rows or every 3 rows).
Work until all your yarn is used up.
Work scallop edge (with the yarn you set aside): Holding scarf upside down and starting at the right corner of the chain row begin scallop: Ch 3 into top of turning-ch, 1 dc in next dc, 5 dc in ch 3 sp, * ch 1, sl st in sp between 2 dc, ch 1, 5 dc in ch 3 sp, repeat from * across, end with ch 1, sl st into sp between last 2 dcs.
Weave in ends and block.

Designed by Lisa K.

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