Tuesday, October 30, 2012

One-Skein Maze Scarf



Here is a quick, one skein scarf that looks complicated but is really quite easy.  To me the pattern looks like a garden maze, but the yarn I used also looks like Maize corn.  So I guess it could really be called a Maze, Maize scarf.

Materials:
  • Loops and Threads (Michaels Store Brand) Impeccable, Gensing 1 skein
  • H Hook (5 mm)
Gauge:

Gauge is not really important for this pattern, but if you want to be sure to use only one skein of yarn,

8 scs = 2 inches
6 FPDC rows (not stretched out) = 2 inches

Abbreviations:

ch(s)--chain(s)              sc(s)--single crochet(s)
dc--double crochet       FPDC--front post double crochet

Special Stitches

FPDC--Front Post Double Crochet, go to this page for a how-to.

Pattern:

Ch 22.

Row 1:  Sc in second ch from hook (I did my foundation row in the back nub of the ch) and in each ch to the end (21 scs.) Turn.

Front of Chain




Insert hook into the nub.  It helps if you chain loosely

bottom

Top.  See how they both look the same, it gives it a more finished look.


Row 2:  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk one sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, sk sc, dc in next sc* 9 times (11 dcs and 10 ch-1 sps). Turn.



Row 3:  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), FPDC in second dc of previous row *ch 1, FPDC in next dc of previous row*8 times, ch 1, FPDC over top of turning ch. (11 dcs and 10 ch-1 sps). Turn.






Rows 4-7: Repeat Row 3.


Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in FPDC* 9, sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in top of turning ch. (21 scs). Turn.

sc in first dc

sc in ch-1 sp



Row 9:  Ch 3, sk 1st and second scs, sc in next sc, *ch 3, sk 2 scs, sc in next sc* 6 times. (7 ch-3 sps, 7 scs). Turn.






Rows 10: Ch 3, sc in second sc, *ch 3, sc in next sc* 5 times, ch 3, sc in first ch of beginning ch-3 sp. (7 ch-3 sps, 7 scs). Turn.

sc in first ch of beginning ch-3 sp


Rows 11-14:  Repeat Row 10.

Row 15:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 scs in ch-3 sp, *sc in sc, 2 scs in ch-3 sp* 6 times,  (21 scs). Turn.





Now go back and repeat from Row 2 to Row 15 until you have used up most of your yarn.  I ended my scarf on a Row 8 so that it looks the same on both ends.  I was able to repeat the full pattern (from beginning to end) 9 times, and then added Rows 2 to 8 at the end.  Weave in ends.




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