I like to look for inspiration in nature. What better inspiration than peacock feathers. Peacock feathers are actually more green than turquoise and purple, but I like these colors a lot. If you would rather make your scarf in shades of green though, you will actually be closer to the real thing.
Worsted Weight yarn in (A) Turquoise, (B) Purple, (C) Light Green and (D) Dark Blue
These are the actual yarns I used:
Color A: Caron Simply Soft, Pagoda
Color B: Red Heart Shimmer, Purple
Color C: Caron Simply Soft, Pistachio
Color D: Caron Simply Soft, Dark Country Blue
Needle with a large eye for weaving in
Here is a tutorial on how to keep your stitches even.
With color A, Ch 32.
Row 1: 3 dcs in 4th ch from hook, sk 3 chs, 7scs (one per ch), sk 3 chs, 7 dcs in 4th ch, sk 3 chs, 7 scs (one per ch), sk 3 chs, 4 dcs in last ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in first st and in each st across to end, with last sc in top of 4 ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in first st and in next threes sts for a total of 4 scs, sk 3 sts, 7 dcs in 4th st, sk 3 sts, 7 scs (one per st), sk 3 sts, 7 dcs in 4th st, sk 3 sts, 4 scs (one per st) to end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 with last sc in last sc of row, except at end ch 3, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 counts as first dc. 3 dcs in first st, sk 3 sts, 7scs (one per st), sk 3 sts,
7 dcs in 4th st, sk 3 sts, 7scs (one per st), sk 3 sts, 4 dcs in last st. Ch 1, turn.
Rep rows 2 through 5 once, then repeat rows 2 through 4, but don't do ch 3 at end. Fasten off.
Switch to Color B
Attach yarn in st you just fastened off.
Repeat rows 5 and 2, but don't ch 1. Fasten off.
Switch to Color A, attach where you fastened off color B.
Repeat the entire pattern starting at Row 2 until the scarf is a long as you want it. End the scarf with a color A row, so it will be the same on each end.
Peacock Feather Pattern:
Make 6 feathers.
Using color A, start with a magic circle. (scroll down on this link, I promise it's there.)
Rnd 1: 3 scs in cir, while making fourth sc change to color D, (use this method for all color changes in an sc)
make 8 scs in cir bringing along yarn A under the sts.
Gently pull the short end of yarn A to close the cir.
Join color C.
Sl st in beg sc.
Trim color D end, leaving a long enough tail to weave in.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, continue bringing yarn A along under sts.
2 scs in next sc, *1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc* 2 times. Switch to yarn A.
Bring yarn C along under sts, *1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc* 2 times. Switch back to yarn C. 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, 1 sc in last sc, sl st in first sc made. Fasten off. Pull short end of yarn A even tighter to close cir all the way. Pull other short ends tighter as well.
Trim and weave in all yarn ends.
Rnd 3: Attach yarn B to 6th sc of yarn C.
Ch 4, 1 dc in same sc. *2 dcs in next sc* 2 times. Sl st down dc
*Sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 5 times. Sc in next sc, sl st in bottom ch of beg 4 chs.
Rnd 4: TURN
Sl st in next 3 scs, then sc in next 4 scs. *Ch 12, sl st in next sc* 8 times.
Sc in next 3 scs, sl st to base of 4 chs, sl st in bottom of 4chs. Fasten off. Cut a tail of color C long enough to use for sewing the feather onto the scarf.
With needle draw yarn tail through top of feather.
With right sides together, sew feather to scarf, weaving thread back and forth.
Then weave yarn back and forth through top of feather.
Cut yarn close to feather.
You can leave feathers separated.
Or sew them together.
sl st(s)--slip stitch(es)
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