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Lola with mesh scarf

Lola modeling the arch mesh scarf

This is a good pattern for using a skein or two of some “fancy” yarn you picked up in the clearance bin or have left over from another project. The pattern works up fast and makes an open mesh scarf.

I used a 50 g ball of German yarn “Topas busse” that is 60% cotton and 40% linen. The ball was approximately 131 yards or 120 meters long and the scarf ended up to be 50 inches long and 4 1/4 inches wide using a starting chain of 15 and a G hook.

Adjust your hook size and starting chain depending on your yarn and the size of scarf you want.

Start with a starting chain of a multiple of 4 stitches plus 3. (For example, 8 + 3 = starting chain of 11; 12 + 3 = starting chain of 15; etc)

Row 1: Chain 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), sc in 6th chain from hook, ch 2, skip 1 ch, *dc in next ch, ch 2, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip 1 ch, repeat from *, end row with dc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in dc of previous row, ch 2, dc in sc of previous row, ch 2, repeat from *, end row with sc in third ch of the ch 5.

Row 3: Ch 5, turn, *sc in dc of previous row, ch 2, dc in sc of previous row, ch 2, repeat from *, end row with dc.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until scarf is desired length. Weave in ends.

As always, let me know if you have any questions or problems with the pattern.

Full length of mesh scarf

Close up of mesh scarf

Close up of mesh scarf

Bead and Cable Hat

Bead and Cable Hat

(Pattern edited 10/2/09. Corrected description of bead single crochet, did not change pattern directions.)

Finished size, approximately 18″ around and 7″ in height using worsted weight yarn and a G hook. Would be slightly bigger using an H hook.

String 27 pony beads on yarn before starting to crochet.

Notes: Sc rounds are wrong side of hat. Start turning after each joined round on round 3.

Special stitch: bsc = bead single crochet. Insert hook into stitch, pull thread through, bring bead up close to hook, thread over, with bead between hook and thread, and pull through remaining 2 loops. In other words, do a normal single crochet, but add the bead before pulling through the last 2 loops.

Rnd 1. Ch 2, sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook, join. (6 st)

Rnd 2. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in each sc around, join. (18 st)

Rnd 3. Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each dc around, join. (36 st)

Rnd 4. Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in next 2 sc, *1 tr around dc on Rnd 2, 1 dc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, join. (9 tr, 27 dc)

Rnd 5. Ch 1, turn, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join. (54 st)

Rnd 6. Ch 3, turn, dc in next 4 sc, *tr around tr on Rnd 4, dc in next 5 st, repeat from * around, join (54 st)

Rnd 7. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st, with 2 sc in third st of the 5 between tr sts (63 st)

Rnd 8. Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in next 5 st, *tr around tr on Rnd 6, dc in next 6 st, repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 9.( BEAD Round) Ch 1, sc in each of next 4 st, bsc, *sc in next 6 st, bsc, repeat from * around, end with 2 sc.

Rnd 10. Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in next 5 st, *tr around tr on Rnd 8, dc in next 6 st, repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 11. Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.

Rnd 12. Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in next 5 st, *tr around tr on Rnd 10, dc in next 6 st, repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 13.( BEAD Round) Ch 1, sc in each of next 4 st, bsc, *sc in next 6 st, bsc, repeat from * around, end with 2 sc.

Rnd 14. Repeat Rnd 12, with trs around Rnd 12.

Rnd 15. Repeat Rnd 11.

Rnd 16. Repeat Rnd 12, with trs around Rnd 14.

Rnd 17. ( BEAD Round) Ch 1, sc in each of next 4 st, bsc, *sc in next 6 st, bsc, repeat from * around, end with 2 sc.

Rnd 18. Repeat Rnd 12, with trs around Rnd 16.

Rnd 19. Repeat Rnd 11.

Rnd 20. Repeat Rnd 12, with trs around Rnd 18.

Rnd 21. Repeat Rnd 11.

Rnd 22. Reverse sc around, join and end off.

Close up

Close up

Close up of necklace

Close up of necklace

Note: This Necklace is for women, not for cats! Lola was just my temporary model. I took it off her right after the picture was taken.

Materials:

Small amount of crochet cotton (size 10)

Size 1 metal crochet hook

Small beads (I used  3.5 to 4 mm size faceted beads) Amount required depends on the size of the necklace (see below)

Small button

Beading or large eye sewing needle

Special stitch:

bdc = Bead double crochet: Thread over, insert hook into stitch, pull thread through, thread over, pull through 2 loops, bring bead up close to hook, thread over, with bead between hook and thread, and pull through remaining 2 loops. In other words, do a normal double crochet, but add the bead before pulling through the last 2 loops. The beads are on the opposite side of the crochet work.

Instructions:

Determining size: The length of my finished choker was about 12 1/2″. This was obtained by starting with a beginning chain of 81.  You can add on in multiples of 4 if you want to have more of the beaded patterns. Or you could add on any amount of chains if you just want to have plain single crochet stitches on the back of the necklace to make it the correct length. Please ask me any questions in the comments section.

First thread the beads onto the crochet cotton with the needle. If the beads are big enough, they can be threaded easily if you stiffen the end of the thread with white glue first. For my size, I used 54 beads. It’s a good idea to string extras on, just in case.

Ch 81, (not too tightly, now). Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end (80 sc), ch 1, turn.

Row 1: Sc in first 3 sc, *skip 1 sc, (1 bdc, 1 dc, 1bdc, 1 dc, 1bdc) in next sc, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc* , repeat from * to * for bead pattern stitch. (For my size choker, this pattern was repeated 18 times.) Sc in remaining 5 sc. (This is where you could make the choker longer if you didn’t want to add more bead pattern stitches.) Turn.

Row 2: Working along side of piece, 4 sl st along short edge. Ch 1, sc 5 in loops underneath beginning ch. *Ch 3, sc, sc*, repeat from * to * across. End with 3 sc . Ch 7 (or enough to fit around your chosen button) and slip stitch to sc on other end of short edge. Finish off.

Sew button with crochet cotton on end opposite loop. Weave in ends.

You might want to starch this lightly with a spray starch on the wrong side.

Full length shot of necklace

Full length shot of necklace

Posted on: August 24, 2009

Here’s a picture of the finished bookmarks. One using a size 6 hook (larger) and one with a size 7.

Easy Ribbon Bookmarks

Please leave a comment if you have a question about the pattern.

In this blog, I will post original patterns, some vintage patterns, and musings about life in the Copper Country of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Here’s the first pattern. I haven’t tested it lately, but will crochet it up soon, and post a picture.

Easy Ribbon Bookmark

Materials:

Size 10 crochet cotton

Size 6 or 7 steel hook

Size 6 hook will make a slightly larger size

1/4″ ribbon (approx 14″ or length desired)

Ch 64.

Row 1: Dc in 6th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc). Ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch across. (30 ch, 31 dc)

Row 2: Ch  3 (counts as 1st dc), turn, dc in each dc and ch 1 sp across, 2 dc in ch 6 sp (61 dc).

Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), turn, *skip 1 dc, tr in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across, ending with last tr in ch 3 (31 tr, 30 ch1 sp).

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in each ch sp and in each tr across, ending with 2 dc in ch 5 sp (61 dc).

Row 5: Ch 4 (counts and 1 dc and 1 ch), turn, *skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across.

Edging: Working around the outside of the bookmark, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) over dc just made, (sc, ch 3 sc) along edge of bookmark over dcs and trs and between dcs along the long edges. On corners, work (sc, ch 3, sc) twice. Continue around ending with a sl st in first sc. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Block and stiffen as desired.

Weave ribbon through spaces made by tr stitches.


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