So I had a few balls of wool lying around, inherited from my gran's stash and I decided to attempt an improvised scarf for a friend's birthday. It consists of four flower motifs and one star motif in pink, light brown and beige. I found the motif patterns through ravelry and have linked to the sources, the large flower pattern is my own.
Round 2: Into each ch-4 space work, *sc, 5 dc, sc*. To join, sl st in top of first sc.
Round 3: Ch1, sc in same dc, *skip 1 dc, 7dc in next dc, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc*, repeat *-* another 4 times, skip 1 dc, 7dc in next dc, join with sl st in first sc.
ch 6 and join with sl st to fist ch to form ring
Round 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc) 2 dc in ring ch5 *3 dc into ring ch 5* repeat *-* 3 times. sl st into first chain of initial ch 3. You should have 5 ch 5 spaces.
Round 2: ch 1 * sc in same st as sl st and ch 1, sc in next st till ch 5 space. 3 sc in ch 5 space ch 2 , sc in last sc made. (makes a picot for point of star) sc 2 more times in ch 5 space* repeat from *-* 3 more times. join to first sc with sl st fasten off and weave ends.
It took me a while to decide on the layout but I finally settled for this:
6 Large Flowers
6 Medium Flowers
5 Multicoloured Flowers
8 Small Flowers
I used ch3 flat braid in dark brown to join it. I'm not sure how well I can explain it exactly, I was mostly making things up as I go along! If you're not familiar with this joining method then I highly recommend this youtube tutorial for the basics:
I adapted it sticking to the following rules:
For stars: sc in the point, ch3, sc in first sc of middle section, ch3, sc in last sc of middle section, ch3, sc in next point.
For small and medium flowers: sc, ch3, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch
For large flowers: sc in every third or fourth stitch (with ch3 in between), depending on how it fits to the other motifs
For multicoloured flowers: sc's go in the sc between petals and the ch2 sp at the top of each petal
Corners: for each point where 3 motifs meet, make a corner joining as described in the tutorial. When joining the third motif, put the hook through both loops of the other two motifs (for stars, this loop should always be on a point)
Stars are the same as above, but without the corner loop on the points.
Small and large flowers: sc in the centre stitch of each petal and in the sc between each petal, with ch3 between each sc
Medium flowers: sc in the centre stitch of each petal and in the sc between each petal, with ch4 between each sc
Multicoloured flowers: sc's go in the sc between petals and the ch2 sp at the top of each petal, with ch4 between each sc
16 x 25inch strands of each colour for each end, split into 8 groups, attached to every second ch3 loop along the end of the finished scarf and braided. Going from the outside inward, I used the following mixes of colour:
- 6 dark brown + 2 light brown
- 2 dark brown + 4 light brown + 2 pink
- 2 light brown + 4 pink + 2 beige
- 2 pink + 6 beige
Using a 2.5mm hook: start with 6sc magic circle, leaving a long enough tail to sew to scarf later
Round 1: ch3, *sc in next sc, ch2*, repeat *-* 4 more times, joinwith sl st, finish off
Round 2: join 2nd colour into any ch2 sp and work [sc, 3dc, sc] into each ch2 sp, join with sl st and finish off, again leaving a reasonably long tail to sew each flower to the one next to it.
This is my first blog post and my first pattern so if anyone wants to leave me feedback in the comments, it would be much appreciated!