Hi all! One of the reasons that I crochet is because it calms me mentally. It’s my stress free zone. At least until I get to the weaving in the ends part! Does everyone hate that?
Today was “go to the DMV and get all the moving things done” day (transfer license, tags, etc.) Normally that would be a very stressful day and I would need a pattern like this one to work on. I am happy to report, though, that this was the least stressful DMV experience that I have ever had, in spite of all the things that needed to get accomplished. The last time I tried to transfer my drivers license from one state to another, it took 3 trips to the DMV and one trip to the courthouse in the state that I had moved from! It was a nightmare!
So! Let’s get to relaxin’ and stitchin’. Or hookin’, if you prefer.
This pattern looks similar to a normal v-stitch, but uses a double crochet together method to create the v’s.
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet Together (DCT) – Yarn over, insert hook into first stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops. Two loops remain on hook. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining 3 loops.
DCTwS (Double crochet together with skip)- when working the DCT, the first part of the stitch will be worked into the stitch closest to the hook, then a stitch will be skipped, and the rest of the DCT will be worked into the stitch after the skipped stitch.
Hook- 7mm crochet hook
Yarn- (4) skeins of Queensland Collection Leche 50 g/109 yards. This yarn is a blend of merino wool, microfiber, milk protein, and silk. To get a similar effect in a readily available yarn, I think Caron Simply Soft would be a good substitute. Find it here.
Finished scarf measurement- 8 inches x 72 inches
R1) In fourth ch from hook, work 1 dc. *Ch 1, then work 1 DCTwS, starting in same stitch as where previous dc was worked.* Repeat between *’s 10 more times. Ch 1, then work DCT in same stitch and last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
R2) Work 1 dc in ch 1 space. *Ch 1, then work DCT in same chain space and next chain space.* Repeat between *’s 10 more times. Ch 1, then work DCT in same ch 1 space and top of turning chain. Ch 1, turn.
R3) Sc in top of each DCT and each ch 1 space across. (25 stitches) Ch 2 turn.
R4) Dc in second sc from hook. *Ch 1, then work 1 DCTwS, starting in same stitch as where previous dc was worked.* Repeat between *’s 10 more times. Ch 1, then work DCT in same stitch and last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
Repeat rows 2 – 4 until scarf reaches desired length, ending with row 2.
For a little more structure at the ends of your scarf, you could begin with a row of sc, then work rows 4, 2, and 3 in that order, ending with row 3. If you start that way, adjust your starting chain to 26, work sc in second chain from hook and each ch across for a total of 25 sc. Ch 2, turn.
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